Her 16-year-old owner Mary is an amazing trainer
By Justyne Yuen-Lee
Have you ever seen a 2-year-old pup with that much poise?
There’s something about Mary and her Austrailian Shepherd Secret. Something about their relationship is intriguing in the sense that they’re more than your average adorable puppy and human Instagram. Like any girl and her dog, they go on hikes together, Mary photographs Secret outside, but they also do much more. Mary trains Secret to do tricks like the trust fall, drawing circles, posing on her hind legs, vacuuming, and even putting away trash! These young geniuses can do so much! They even do DOGA together! That’s what we’re all about.
Working on drawing in circular motions!😊❤ We attempted this a while ago, but took a break from it because it just wasn't clicking for her. We started trying it again recently, and we've worked our way to doing it without targets!😄❤ She's done a couple more proper single circles, like the one you can kind of see on the ground to her left, but I liked this one best because it looks like she's drawing a tornado!😂😄💖 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @bluebearaussie @lilly.the.aussie
Secret slowly learning how to draw circles on paper – practice makes perfect!
Secret is almost three and is still a playful pup – here’s her adorable smile on a log.
Secret is patient and understanding that Mary needs to take a lot of photos to get the best one – like this one of Secret balancing a leaf on her head. Her Shepherd fur looks gorgeous against the forest colors.
Practicing trust falls!😊❤ Secret is sooo enthusiast about this trick😂 She loved doing it ground level so much I thought I'd add cushions and see if she trusted me falling higher up😄 I added height very slowly and it took a lot of small steps and patience, but it was a ton of fun to learn and do! It makes me so happy to know she trusts me to catch her❤ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @lilly.the.aussie @bluebearaussie
When they’re not outside (which is most of the time), Secret eagerly practices her trust falls and keeps going higher and higher!
This girl is the whole package – beautiful and agile! Shepherds are an extremely intelligent breed, it’s no secret.
Here she is patiently posing on yet another log sitting on her hind legs – too cute! She can’t wait till the photos are over though, she wants to jump back in the water #WaterDog. Her facial expression looks almost human.
Did a little two person doga this morning😊💕The second position has taken so much time for her to slowly build up the balance and strength she currently has for it❤ I love doing two person doga so much, we really have to work together to balance😊💖 It was a great warm up for a full day of hiking and a long evening of agility classes😄 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @bluebearaussie @lilly.the.aussie
This dog can balance – a warm up for hiking and evening agility classes. Wow.
They even practice their DOGA outside – amazing! Do not attempt this at home – professional doggos only!
This hardworking Aussie doesn’t mind the training as long as there is time for play, too.
Helping to clean up a spill😄 It's been so long since she's done this behavior, I get nostalgia when I think how much younger she was when I first taught her it😊💗 @my_berner_girl this could be good one to teach Rumor! she's already got a bunch of the prerequisites down for it!😁 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @borderaussiebodey @lilly.the.aussie @sassyandsila @bluebearaussie
But, there are always chores to keep up with at home. Here she is cleaning up a spill.
Learning how to work the vacuum😊❤ It's been pretty hard for her to learn to push it back and forward, but she's come a long way with it! This was the very end of this training session, so she's going pretty slow since she's getting tired, but also because it's really hard for her to push and pull it with the suction, I think she gets quite a workout!😄💖 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @lilly.the.aussie @bluebearaussie
She even vacuums!
Can you believe that Mary is only 16 training her 2-year-old Aussie! It really is impressive. Props to you, Mary, from us at Get Leashed! Follow them on Instagram @my_aussie_gal.
Does your dog have any special talents? Let us know in the comments below!