Zoey has always done fetch.. we never had to teach her that.. Since she was my first dog I just thought that all dogs knew how to play fetch.. instinct or something right? lol.. Then I came on here and saw people asking for help teaching fetch, and it was like.. "What?"
I never had to teach her to 'drop it' either.. I taught her 'leave it' but not drop it.. but one day she had something I didn't want her to have.. and it must just have been my tone or something, but I said 'Drop it' and she did, and always has since!
She also learns phrases that I say and knows what to do with out me ever specifically teaching her.. If I say "Is Daddy home??" She'll leap up from wherever she is, race to the front door, sit down, stare at it, and wag her tail. If I say 'Do you want to go for a walk?" She will run to the closet with her leash in it, and sit there and wag her tail. If I say "Go get it!" she will run off in search of the nearest toy to bring back to me.. Lately this toy has been Maggie but Mag doesn't put up with being shuffled around too well. If I ask her "What is that??" She'll go on full alert, listening for any noise, and then moments later she'll run to the window, look out and growl, then she'll run to the next window and do the same thing, and so it continues, until she's sure she's scared whatever it was off. If I say "Go find it" She'll run around the house looking for a treat on the floor..
Lucky you, I had to teach mine not to do that. He won't jump on it, but he didn't learn it himself.Smokey will not touch food no matter what. I only taught him not to beg, but one day I was eating on the floor and I had a steak and I forgot about it and didnt want the rest and he did not touch it that whole night. After that I tempted him just to see and left food or sumthn on the table and would go to bed and he will not touch it untill I physically hand it to him