Well.. it seems my Nellie Noodles is HIGHLY intelligent. She does loads of "tricks" .. even managed to get her to do the point finger like gun trick where you say bang and she plays dead among many others.. she is very vocal and soon lets me know stuff and rats on the cats with her constant quiet type woofs until I get up to look.. the latest realisation is that when I say.. right, its tidy up time... she gets up and jumps up at the tv and surround sound.. she is telling me to put music on to tidy up too as I play cd's from surround sound system..she is just so damn quick to learn..
am feeling alittle out of my depth with her at moment as my long term health problem and winter combined means am not as active or as healthy as I am in summer and I worry am just not enough for her..
I am trying to come up with games around the house to mentally tire her out and use the stairs to give her a physical work out at least once a day..
I think her intelligence is far more than fly ball or even agility and that would suffice briefly.. just not sure how to put her talent to good use..
I thought about therapy dog.. she just loves people and often gets excited with the kids playing outside but at the moment she has to learn not to jump up and get too excited when someone speaks to her, so until we curb that, therapy or visiting residential homes etc is out..
Hoping to get her spayed this month, which may calm her down a little.. and that may help.. time will tell..
Any input or suggestions???