Yes, it's another Fergus post. One could say that he is indeed a dyed-in-the-wool, authentic character, a one of a kind.
I'd taught Fergus to sit, lie down and shake by using treats. It was all too easy for him and I couldn't think of anything else to teach him, at least while simultaneously working with five other dogs, so I began putting them in series. For instance, I'd say "Sit, lie down, sit, shake, lie down, sit" and then I'd give him a treat. Being a really smart dog, Fergus put it all together and surprised me one morning by doing the "sit, lie down, sit, lie down" when all I said was "Sit." I grabbed the camera to record my bouncing dog. Like I said - he's a real character.