We haven't got this one perfected yet, but I thought I'd show how Oreo is learning to be a "flea". This is a fun and easy trick to teach, and maybe some of you will give it a try.
Basically, you want the dog to jump up with all four feet. I've been using my leg as a cue, but haven't been able to fade it yet. Once I remove my leg, Oreo only lifts his front feet. I guess some dogs jump straight up naturally, and you could try and capture that.
I apologize in advance for this song being in your head the rest of the day.
Even though Chewy ate the wooden spoon, Oreo is the one who ended up at the vet on Sunday. Not sure of the cause, but he had issues at both ends. I got the rice and boiled chicken ready, However, when Oreo started shivering (my dogs never shiver, even at -15 degrees F), I got concerned. We wrapped him up in a blanket and he still shivered.
Luckily, the vet was open for another 45 minutes, and they let us bring him in.
At the vet, Oreo got three shots of meds, an IV of fluid, and more antibiotics for the week. He did have a fever. Poor thing.
He's much better now.