They all know the usual commands: sit, stay, come, go away.
But I taught each one a special trick.
Marmalade “says please” if she wants me to feed her. (So it is more of a yowl but it is a very specific meow)
Sunsilk “kisses” on command. This is a sweet little touch-nose!
Affie “wipes her paws” on the rug before entering the house. This is an on-command full body shake which she only does on a rug or towel! When she is feeling lazy she’ll shake water all over the hardwood, which I so lovingly clean up.
Saachi “knocks” on the door. This in retrospect was a bad idea. Every front door to every house we have ever taken her to has some very permanent scratch marks! …Whoops 🙂
They are all extremely different and they all have their special little ways!
Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.
Both of my rabbits “ask nicely” for treats (which involves them doing a meerkat/beg pose and then gently taking their treat on request). Teddy also knows “trick” when he throws one of his toys on command and I am working on “loop” where he runs round my legs. Good old pets 😀 hours of entertainment.
Marmalade used to do something similar but she is old and could care less about “working for her treats” 🙂
It’s so fun to see what little tricks they do with a few encouraging remarks.