After teaching her to do it on the light switch downstairs, we went upstairs and I showed her the one in my room. Now when I go to bed I have her run over and shut off the lights :-)
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Serena can pull down light switches now! She kind of learned this trick by accident. Normally they teach service dogs how to do this with a board and light at their level. I was goofing around with her do "up" on the wall by the switch and she was sniffing it so I said "get it" and she grabbed and pulled down. Awesome!! So every day we have been working on "up" and then "get it" and eventually I turned it into "switch". Today was the first day when I said switch and she put her paws on the wall and pulled down the light switch! Next I will teach her to push it up with her nose!