Mia would love to come lick all the dishes we put in the dishwasher. We can understand how tempting this is, and our old dog drove us nuts trying to get at those dishes. We decided to train Mia to wait for the dishwasher to be closed, and then she gets a treat. We have her SIT and then add the command to WAIT. It is working pretty well, and she loves the reward at the end of loading all the dishes.
Mia also paid a visit to the Satin Dolls tap dance practice, where Bonnie dances. All the dancers think Mia is doing a fine job. Mia demonstrated a few of the things she does, like close the door to the costume closet and pull off a glove. Someday she will be able to help her owner get undressed. We also have her give us the glove back, or pick it up if she drops it.
There was frost on the ground this week and she didn't seem to mind it at all. We are thinking about all those trips outside with her this winter. Brrrr.