A very patient dog
May 27, 2013 5:42 PM   Subscribe

Jack the dog is very good at balancing objects on his nose and head. (via)
posted by insectosaurus (25 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
Jack is a Good Boy.
posted by dismas at 5:52 PM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cattledogs are the best dogs.
posted by jamaro at 6:08 PM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


The video of Jack's favorite tricks is awesome.
posted by ChuraChura at 6:08 PM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Who's a good dog? Who's a good doggie?

JACK'S a good doggie!

My Spice-girl is well on her way to learning all of these tricks. Except the open refrigerator one. We'll substitute jump onto the back of the saddle horse instead. I would never teach any cow dog to open the refrigerator. The ones I've had would open the door, pry all the tops off the Coors Lite, and paaar-tay!
posted by BlueHorse at 6:20 PM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dooce's Chuck was way before this, wasn't he?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:28 PM on May 27, 2013


.

for Oolong the Pancake Bunny. Hard to believe it's been over a decade now.
posted by radwolf76 at 6:31 PM on May 27, 2013 [9 favorites]


God I miss pancake bunny. That was probably my first meme too.

I hope Jack lives a long, long time.
posted by tksh at 6:53 PM on May 27, 2013


The video of Jack's favorite tricks yt is awesome.

Oh god, his look up for approval after "touch it" is so adorable I can't bear it. Lovely pup.
posted by jamesonandwater at 6:56 PM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I also think that Jack looks like a Very Handsome Pup with his bandanna.

as the tumblr puts it, All I Want is to Pet All of the Dogs.
posted by dismas at 7:09 PM on May 27, 2013


Also, sorry for multiposting but does anyone know what that song is in the video?
posted by dismas at 7:12 PM on May 27, 2013


So I thought "oh come on any dog with a reasonably flat head could do this" and tried to balance something light, flat, and non-delicate on my dog's head.

He dodged it and is now looking at me like I'm crazy.

So, yeah, I'd say this "Jack" character is pretty well trained.
posted by Sara C. at 7:25 PM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


a good dogge.

dismas, i was also curious. it ended up being this.
posted by Ictus at 7:39 PM on May 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Can Jack stack Maddie?
posted by nicebookrack at 8:28 PM on May 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've tried this repeatedly with my own dog. He has the obedience, but lacks the diligence. His response to any command that lasts more than 5 seconds is to roll over and show his belly. Although, I suppose I could try try stacking on him then....
posted by Panjandrum at 9:29 PM on May 27, 2013


Great, Now I miss my old cattle dog.

Bandit, no other dog has been able to fetch wrenches out of the tool box when I'm working under the car. For that you will be remembered.
posted by The Power Nap at 10:54 PM on May 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


"No, Bandit, I said the 3/8ths inch wrench."
posted by radwolf76 at 11:06 PM on May 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


"It's Jacks all the way down."
posted by BrotherCaine at 11:40 PM on May 27, 2013


I've never been much of a dog person (prefers cats) but yesterday it was very sunny around town (unusual) and I saw all these people out with their dogs having fun and what not. And I thought to myself, "I get it. It's like having a animal friend that you can take outside and play with anytime!" And so watching this video I was having the same feeling, all "A friend for working on The Most Adorable Circus Act and fetching favors in exchange for cuddles and car rides and throwing things!"
posted by iamkimiam at 1:13 AM on May 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Needs the tag "headperformance".
posted by cotterpin at 1:27 AM on May 28, 2013


Can he do pancakes?
posted by sevenyearlurk at 6:58 AM on May 28, 2013


Hazel is a corgi that balances things on her head.
posted by shelleycat at 7:08 AM on May 28, 2013


Dooce's Chuck was way before this, wasn't he?

Yes, but Jack seems to be superior at it, and he's multi-talented, what with the other tricks he does ('touch it" and "whisper" being my favorites). He also appears to like it quite a bit more*.

*yeah, yeah, I'm anthropomorphizing.
posted by cooker girl at 8:10 AM on May 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


'touch it"

I was just reading something last night about targeting for dogs, and how you can use a command like "touch it" to build to all kinds of other cool tricks. It's definitely how they got Jack to close the kitchen drawers, for example.
posted by Sara C. at 9:35 AM on May 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yep, Sara C - You start with "touch" just getting them to target your hand, then hold your hand on what you want them to touch, using a new/chained command and them you can get them to do lots of neat tricks. Ours doing the cabinet trick after Puppy Kindergarten
posted by Mr. Big Business at 5:12 PM on May 28, 2013


Thank you so much for posting that, Mr. Big Business.

I only now realized why my dog, who I adopted from a shelter after he was surrendered by his original owners, sometimes spins when we're doing training sessions. I always chalked it up to him being confused, since he almost always does it when he REALLY wants the treat but can't figure out what I'm telling him to do.

And now I know the command for it.

And the hand signal.

SPINNING PUP!

(I'm going to try all these "puppy kindergarten" commands on him to see how many he can pick back up.)
posted by Sara C. at 6:07 PM on May 28, 2013


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