Give Me Five Cat
My cat Shyna knows quite a lot of tricks. When I shot the photo above, I said “Give me five” but in German. But I wouldn’t be surprised if she can do it if I say it in English. I say that because I taught her a lot of tricks and I noticed that she doesn’t only listen to me, it is also that she looks what my hands are doing. A flat horizontal hand for example does mean “Give me your paw”, while a vertical hand does mean “Give me five”. It works both ways, I can either use my hands without saying anything, or I can hide my hands and ask her first to give me her paw. It’s funny when you realize this, because I noticed it at some point when we practiced tricks. By the way, she knows all kind of common dog tricks, but she can do more tricks than most dogs I know. The last thing we practiced is to jump over hurdles. I can use a large pillow and ask her to jump over it and she will do it. She likes these tricks, and if I don’t do these things with her for some days, she will be quite mad at me (laugh).