Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Periodic puppy pics

Callie has an interesting habit. When we're out walking among the vines we sometimes encounter tractors, trucks, and cars, either on the dirt road or the paved roads nearby. When Callie hears a vehicle approaching, she sits down until it passes.

Callie sits down on the side of the road whenever a car passes. Good dog!

I suppose that I taught her to do this when she was a puppy, trying to be sure she didn't run out in front a vehicle or attempt to chase one. At first she would sit down wherever she was, even in the middle of the road. So I had to make sure she came off to the side before sitting down. Now, years later, she does this automatically and without any command from me. It's almost comical, but it's a good thing.


  1. Even if it is a Pavlovian response she's still a clever girl!

  2. Good dog, the behavior will keep her safe.

  3. So intelligent. You must be very proud of her.

  4. Better safe than sorry or worse!

  5. Interesting behavior, whether taught or acquired!

  6. who's a good girl? WHO'S A GOOD GIRL? extra treat for callie!

  7. raybeard, that she is!

    travel, so far, so good!

    judy, :) You'll get to meet her soon.

    sheila, she's a pretty smart dog, like her breed. Most of the time. ;)

    evelyn, true!

    chm, once she learns something, she sticks with it.

    anne marie, treats abound!

  8. Just a brilliant dog... or a comical creature of habit. Either way, adorable.


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