Jul 9, 2010  •  In Comang, Cute

Doggie Fives

I’ve stated numerous times that Comang is not very bright. And while the desire to please is ever-present, we’ve only been able to teach him a handful of tricks due to his dim-wittedness.

So far, Comang knows: sit, stay, down, jump, and high-five.

Yes, you read that correctly. Our dog knows how to high-five. It was one of the first tricks that J taught him. See for yourself:

It is precisely for this reason that I immediately fell in love with the following video, which depicts a man trying to teach his baby to high-five and the dog jumping in to do it himself, as if to say, “Sigh, let the EXPERT show you how it’s done!”

I can sooo see Comang doing this when the baby comes!

P.S. — I almost forgot that Comang also knows the command “Wolverines!” J taught him this after watching the move Red Dawn (aka one of the most bad-ass movies of the 1980s) — all we do is raise up one arm and shout “Wolverines!” and Comang lifts one of his front paws to emulate. I must get this on video one day!

5 Responses to “Doggie Fives”

  1. Ha! Sounds adorable :)

  2. Amy:

    Millie does that too! It’s so cute!

  3. Comang is at least smarter than my roommate’s beagle. He only knows sit, down, and yes, high five. (And that’s AFTER going to obedience school, which he failed miserably.)

    Every time you write about Comang it makes me miss my Shih-Tzus. We’ve had three so far. They’re such sweet little dogs. (But sometimes bossy.)

  4. Geek in Heels:

    I never knew getting your dog to do high-fives was so popular! My friends are always amazed when they see that our dog can do it. ;-)

  5. I am jealous that your dog is smarter than mine. No way Jellyby would high five. She’d just look at us like "Why would I want to do that? Now, can I have that treat, you silly human?"

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