Sunday, December 1, 2013

What Now??

First it was fish, then Barbara trained a chicken. You will not believe what she is training now. A couple of weeks ago she came home with a most intriguing odor on her clothes and hands. We had no idea what it was - think pork chops. Barbara is helping to clicker train a pig!!!
I ask you, isn't it enough that she spends her time with lots of other dogs? Now she is helping a friend train Lennon, a 1 year old pot bellied pig who was surrendered to the shelter. Lennon is very social and he is already house trained and can do a piggy version of the sit.
Barbara is clicker training him to know his name, come when called and to do targeting to a stick (all things I do very well). He is even going to wear a harness and learn to walk on a leash!!!
Pigs are supposed to be very smart. Some people think that pigs are smarter than dogs which I think is a lie. But then again Lennon is probably smarter than Ambrose!

5 comments:

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

That is quite funny, Niamh! I consulted with #1 and she too said that pigs are very smart. Did you ever see the movie "Babe"?

Do tell Barbara not to forget to put up some pictures of you, though!

Woofs,
Tommy

Mitch and Molly said...

Lennon looks like our piggie friend, Cocco, who is very smart! We're sure that Barbara will succeed!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Asta said...

Niamh,
Mommi wishes yoow Mama woold cum hewe and twain me, bwahhahahaha...i nevew went to school and all i can do is sit and lie down and paw mommi fow cookies.
That piggie is vewy cute. I hope once he leawns all those things someone will fall in love wif him and give him a loving home
Also, I think Ambwose is quite smawt
Smoochie kisses
Asta

Momo and Pinot said...

Barbara is amazing! Now she's training that cute piggy. :) :) No worries, Ambrose, we know you're the super dog just like your big sissy!

Momo & Pinot

Sam said...

Oh fun! I've never owned pigs before.

Monty and Harlow