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My dog learned how to use power windows on cars. I never thought I'd actually have a reason to use the child safety locks.

Driving at 70MPH, Barsky's chillin' in his seat nice and buckled in, window suddenly goes down. I glance back and see his paw is on the switch, so I give an "EH!" and he moves and I roll it back up.

... and he immediately does it again.

Anyone else got any awesome 'accidental troublesome dog tricks?' He also puts treat dispensing toys IN HIS FOOD BOWL after I fill them and then barks at them. Sigh...
 

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My dog learned how to use power windows on cars. I never thought I'd actually have a reason to use the child safety locks.

Driving at 70MPH, Barsky's chillin' in his seat nice and buckled in, window suddenly goes down. I glance back and see his paw is on the switch, so I give an "EH!" and he moves and I roll it back up.

... and he immediately does it again.

Anyone else got any awesome 'accidental troublesome dog tricks?' He also puts treat dispensing toys IN HIS FOOD BOWL after I fill them and then barks at them. Sigh...
Welcome to ACD's. Wait until he figures out of open car doors from the inside.... Make sure you lock the doors

Has he learned to open the fridge yet?
 

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Johnny, I made the mistake of TEACHING him to open doors when I had foot surgery and was struggling with things to teach him. The good news is that he can shut them too. The back doors in my car only unlock from the outside when the car is running, thankfully. I got my car with my dog in mind, it's perfect for doggy transports. He knows how to open doorknobs too but can't quite master the technique. He also learned how to turn off the light switches at his daycare, but can not reach the ones in my house. I was expecting these things when I got him, luckily!
 

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Johnny, I made the mistake of TEACHING him to open doors when I had foot surgery and was struggling with things to teach him. The good news is that he can shut them too. The back doors in my car only unlock from the outside when the car is running, thankfully. I got my car with my dog in mind, it's perfect for doggy transports. He knows how to open doorknobs too but can't quite master the technique. He also learned how to turn off the light switches at his daycare, but can not reach the ones in my house. I was expecting these things when I got him, luckily!
They have a hard time with door knobs. Chances are he will not give up on it.

Merlin has been working on door knobs for years... About six months ago he got a technique. He puts a paw over top, uses his dew claw and sort of twists while he pushes from the bottom of the knob with his mouth. Now he can do knobs.

He even knows that the window switches are on the center console of my Jeep and on the door on my wifes car. I disconnected the switches on the rear doors on the Jeep. Now the windows can only be rolled down from the console up front...
 

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I find this all too awesome! If I had known in my younger years how intelligent ACD's were ... I would have for sure owned one! Too much dog for me now. Not to mention they are lookers too! :)

I had a Dobie years ago who did many of these things. Now ... the most dangerous trick (if you call it that) is Eddee leaping at least four feet through an open space to land on an end table filled with hot coffee cups!
 

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Oh wow! i'd be terrifed of them accidently getting their head caught.
Koda, humm his tricks so far havent gotten him into any trouble. However, i taught him a new trick last month "freeze" basically you make a gun with your fingers and tell him to freeze - he puts his two paws on the wall and spreads his legs LOL silly boy
 

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Oh wow! i'd be terrifed of them accidently getting their head caught.
Koda, humm his tricks so far havent gotten him into any trouble. However, i taught him a new trick last month "freeze" basically you make a gun with your fingers and tell him to freeze - he puts his two paws on the wall and spreads his legs LOL silly boy
That is just too cute! You should post a video of it!
 

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Muggsy could open doors, the fridge, dispense water and ice from the fridge and could open virtually any container, including the locking trash can guaranteed to keep out dogs and tupperware. On the one hand, it was very impressive, on the other hand, it is so much easier to have a less intelligent dog.
 

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Izze used to honk my trucks horn if I took too long in the store :/ buddy is a very nosy individual, he just has to be in every bit of business I'm doing, he'll leave to do whatever doggy stuff he does but always comes back to check out what I'm doing ... Which is always the same thing as when he left.... Cleaning stalls & he gives me a look of "god mom, your still doing THAT?" lol ACDs... Gotta lurve em :)
 

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They have a hard time with door knobs. Chances are he will not give up on it.

Merlin has been working on door knobs for years... About six months ago he got a technique. He puts a paw over top, uses his dew claw and sort of twists while he pushes from the bottom of the knob with his mouth. Now he can do knobs.

He even knows that the window switches are on the center console of my Jeep and on the door on my wifes car. I disconnected the switches on the rear doors on the Jeep. Now the windows can only be rolled down from the console up front...
JB you should post a vid of that :)

You all should post a vid of the cute amazing things your dogs don:)
 

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Izze used to honk my trucks horn if I took too long in the store :/
I forgot that one. Barsky learned that too. Except he didn't wait for 'too long in the store,' if I got out of the car without him he's immediately leap in to the front and... well... Basically repeatedly pounce on the horn. He quickly got banished to the back of the car. He'd do it while I was pumping gas. I'M RIGHT HERE CALM DOWN. Most of Barsky's dangerous or really bad behaviors involve cars. He will also jump in to strangers' cars without ANY HESITATION if I walk too closely. Luckily, after the first time, I now know that and he doesn't get the chance! We were walking to a store through a parking lot and someone opened their car door when we walked past and he immediately tried to jump in, causing him to suddenly remember he was on a leash and fall down. Good times.
 

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Eek! Hamilton can unzip his travel crate, even if I have the two zippers attached together. This is a TERRIBLE trick because it results in him jumping around the front seat and all over me while I'm trying to drive!! The worst is when he did it on the highway! He got out on Tuesday and I ended up buckling him to the passenger seat through his harness while I was at a red light.
 

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hambonz >>thats what i ended up doing with Izze, buckling her to the back seat thru her harness when i left the car because appearently she would draw a crowd because according to passer by, she would honk the horn twice & look around for a bit like an impatient kid LMBO, then rinse/repeat.

cattle dogs are such interesting creatures
 

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Eek! Hamilton can unzip his travel crate, even if I have the two zippers attached together. This is a TERRIBLE trick because it results in him jumping around the front seat and all over me while I'm trying to drive!! The worst is when he did it on the highway! He got out on Tuesday and I ended up buckling him to the passenger seat through his harness while I was at a red light.
Merlin would not waste time figuring out how to unzip a soft crate. He would just tear through it.
 

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He will also jump in to strangers' cars without ANY HESITATION if I walk too closely. Luckily, after the first time, I now know that and he doesn't get the chance! We were walking to a store through a parking lot and someone opened their car door when we walked past and he immediately tried to jump in, causing him to suddenly remember he was on a leash and fall down. Good times.
Jubel ALWAYS wants to jump in any vehicle with a door/trunk/hatch open. First few times it was with my neighbors who he loves that stopped as they drove by to say hi, he's just hop into their vehicle to greet them 'fully.'

On the weekends at the park next to my neighborhood where we usually run into regulars and hang out to chat and let the dogs play in the mornings. Two of the people drive to the park, the rest of us live closer and walk. Jubel LOVES to hop in the van and SUV and just sniff and search for items. One of the other dogs who belongs to the van doesn't like Jubel in 'their van' and follows him around barking at him as Jubel completely ignores her, much to her frustration.

There has been one attempted flying leap into the back of another neighbors station wagon. We had stopped to chat and she had just gotten home and had some things to unload from her car. She wanted to say hi to Jubel and talk about the perspective dog she is casually looking for from the shelter I volunteer with. Knowing Jubel would really want to jump into the back of her station wagon I backed up far enough he was about 3' from the car. Guess it was too tempting to try because he made a leap and hit the end of the leash and fell straight down, was pretty comical looking.

His similar but not as determined to enter houses too.
 

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Biscuit tries to go in other people's cars and houses too! It's always awkward when someone looks out their window and sees my dog trying to trot up their front porch. Uhh Bisc? We don't live there?
 

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My dog will jump into cars all the time too, it's kind of convenient for me because if I go out to my car for something and have her off leash, at least half the time she'll stand in the car and wait for me and I don't have to keep an eye on her. The other half the time she realizes I'm not looking LOL! No big deal though because I usually only do that at night and I can catch up to her and do a recall pretty quickly.

Anyway my dream dog is a German Shepherd... I'm sure I will regret that if they're as intelligent as ACDs... I'd love an ACD too lol! My little chihuahua mix just lays around all day, sometimes I imagine what having a more active dog would be like!
 

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Ha, these stories are the main reason why I'm skeptical about Sydney having any ACD heritage. Or maybe she got her dummy genes from elsewhere. She can open a closed crate...that's about as creative as she gets. haha

(Although she does love to read-- see first pic in sig. ;p)
 

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Bosley thinks every car passing by wants to pick him up. That's probably how he ended up at the SPCA and I got him. He really doesn't have any cute tricks to speak of, though he does know if he barks at me to get my attention it will work.
 

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BB knows how to open doors, cabinets, work the ice machine and water dispenser. Kira knows how to get around the child lock on the cabinets.

My guys are crated during car rides so they don't get any chance to learn anything about the cars lol.
 
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