Anything Mary does, her dog Secret does too. The dynamic duo have an astonishing range of skills, which Mary teaches using clicker training and positive reinforcement. The pair post videos of their impressive moves on Instagram to a delighted audience of over 172,000 followers.
Mary, 16, got Secret as a puppy, and has been training him ever since. The two are deeply bonded, and at just two years old, Secret is sure to learn many more fancy moves to share with the world.
Happy St. Patrick's day!! One of our favorite holidays!? We definitely had to do some Irish dance today, this is her newest step? It took her a while to get the hang of the point-out-point in the middle, the "out" was a new foot position for her? We hope you all have an amazing St. Patricks day!!❤❤ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @marvelous_marble_ @bluebearaussieADVERTISEMENT
Learning how to work the vacuum?❤ It's been pretty hard for her to learn to push it back and forward, but she's come a long way with it! This was the very end of this training session, so she's going pretty slow since she's getting tired, but also because it's really hard for her to push and pull it with the suction, I think she gets quite a workout!?? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @lilly.the.aussie @bluebearaussie
Gearing up for drum corps
Did a little two person doga this morning??The second position has taken so much time for her to slowly build up the balance and strength she currently has for it❤ I love doing two person doga so much, we really have to work together to balance?? It was a great warm up for a full day of hiking and a long evening of agility classes? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @bluebearaussie @lilly.the.aussie
Practicing trust falls!?❤ Secret is sooo enthusiast about this trick? She loved doing it ground level so much I thought I'd add cushions and see if she trusted me falling higher up? I added height very slowly and it took a lot of small steps and patience, but it was a ton of fun to learn and do! It makes me so happy to know she trusts me to catch her❤ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @lilly.the.aussie @bluebearaussie
Working on drawing in circular motions!?❤ We attempted this a while ago, but took a break from it because it just wasn't clicking for her. We started trying it again recently, and we've worked our way to doing it without targets!?❤ She's done a couple more proper single circles, like the one you can kind of see on the ground to her left, but I liked this one best because it looks like she's drawing a tornado!??? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @bluebearaussie @lilly.the.aussie
Secret trying her hardest to push me on the swing?❤ I love the little hops she was incorporating??? She only started learning to push me recently, but being pushed by her now already feels so much smoother compared to when we first gave it a go, it's actually becoming quite enjoyable?? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @borderaussiebodey @sassyandsila @lilly.the.aussie @bluebearaussie
We've been playing a lot of dog version ping pong here since my relatives have a ton of ping pong equipment? Secret has been really into it, especially since it's getting to be to hot to do much of anything outside. lol she has such a look of focus on her face? I think 11 back and fourth might be our new record of how many times we can hit it back and fourth before one of us hits it way off course??? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @borderaussiebodey @sassyandsila @lilly.the.aussie @bluebearaussie
Secret has improved her scooting so much since we started it?? I'm really proud of how she's learned to balance on it all by herself, it was impossible for her to do for so long? Love how she breaks at the end ? she can be so quick to pick up on how things work at times?? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow my Pawtners @borderaussiebodey @sassyandsila @lilly.the.aussie @bluebearaussie
Talk about inspiration!