DOG THAT CAN READ
Monday July 20th, 2009
WOMAN TEACHES DOG TO READ
A woman in New York has taught her dog to read. Animal trainer, Lyssa Rosenberg has taught her terrier, Willow to obey simple commands written on cards. When she sees the word ‘bang’ she plays dead. When she sees ‘wave’ she sticks her paw in the air and when she sees ‘sit up’ she begs.
'She can do 250 different things and I used to joke that I would teach her how to pour me a martini.” Said Lyssa, “Then for a bet I told a friend I would teach her to read. He promised me a free trip to Mexico if I could do it… It took her just six weeks to recognize words and respond to them. And it isn't just my handwriting she understands. My friend printed the words Willow learned off the computer and she reacted to them… Well I won the bet and Willow came with me to Mexico.'
I wonder how Willow reacted to signs saying ‘Tequila’.
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