Tuesday, January 18, 2011

tricky t-day ~ doing laundry

Oreo learned a very useful trick this week......putting my laundry away in drawers.  I think Oreo would prefer putting dirty laundry in the basket, rather than clean laundry in drawers.  Too risky to encourage that trick!  I'd be buying all new socks/underwear.

http://vimeo.com/18886930

13 comments:

Rob said...

Very smart doggie, and so enthusiastic too.

Lian said...

ohhhhhh, so cute and clever Oreo!

Priscilla said...

I couldn't stop smiling!!
Clever Oreo! I can see that he is enjoying his 'job'!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Very cute and clever!!! I think Oreo would put your laundry away all day long if he could! :)

Dawn said...

Very useful skill Oreo!

Kathy said...

Ok soon with Oreo on the job you are going to end up sitting in a chair with a big drink with an umbrella with nothing to do, LOL, he sure has such a huge list of things he can do around the house;-), what a smart, talented guy! Oreo is just amazing....suppose his trainer has something to do with that too, what a great team and what a great trick!

Kristine said...

Catchy song to go with it. :-)

What a smart trick! How long did this take? Good for you for putting in all the time. Yay Oreo!

Sara said...

Kristine,
Oreo learned this in one session (about 5 minutes). Like I said, he has a lot of experience putting things in containers.

I backchained this trick,....take the sock, hold the sock, put it in the drawer, get the sock from slight distance then put it in the drawer, etc.

Diana said...

OMG that's fantastic!!

Brittany said...

Great trick! Oreo is so happy doing his stuff!

Marie said...

What a great helper Oreo is!

Sophie said...

What a clever boy! :)

Sara, you said earlier in your comments that Oreo has lots of experience putting things away? How did you teach him to put things away? I've tried it before with Jess, and she just looks at me, totally baffled. I'd like to teach Lola to be able to put things away though - it'd give her something more to do.

Sara said...

I taught it first with his toys. I'd put a box right under his mouth, that way when he dropped the toy, it would fall in the box...click/treat. After a couple days, he figured out what I wanted, and I would increase the distance to the box very gradually. Finally, I would throw the toy, and he would retrieve and put it in the box.

It took awhile to get the idea, but now he can generalize the task to other objects and containers.

If you goto my YouTube search "hoops take 1", you can see me teaching him to put a ball in a hoop.