Heidi/Chandra

Teacher/wife
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Hi everyone, I am a full time special education teacher and my wife and I recently started teaching our Irish terrier to use AAC buttons to talk to us.

Impatiently waiting for more buttons...

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My poor little girl! She has mastered the 6 buttons we have and keeps stopping on the empty spots on the mat and whimpering.Β 

We’ve ordered more but are on the waitlist till February! Today I got a package in the mail and she was so excited and then barked for 20 minutes when she realized it wasn’t for her. She sits and watches the front step out the window for the UPS guy! She wants so many more words now that she knows what they mean and sees us responding to her. Any ideas to appease her till they get here?Β 
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We’ve created a Monster!

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So people have been asking how’s Rudie doing with learning the buttons to talk... WELL Rudie just demanded that my wife and I get off the couch and clean! The convo went like this...

Us: watching tv...
Rudie: *mama*Β 
Chandra: β€œwhat Rudie?” 
R: *all done*
Us: pauses tv β€œall done with whatΒ  Rudie?”
R: *mama play all done!*Β 
Us: β€œno Rudie we want to watch tv.” 
R:* mama all done* mama!Β 
Us: β€œwhat Rudie?!” 
R: looks around at toys all over the living room and grabs a stray sock.Β 
Us: β€œRudie do you want moms to clean?!” 
R: barksΒ 

Apparently lazy Sundays are not a thing anymore! Lol πŸ˜‚ or our house was to dirty for Rudie’s standards! 🀣
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We’ve created a Monster! 🀣

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So people have been asking how’s Rudie doing with learning the buttons to talk... WELL Rudie just demanded that My wife and I get off the couch and clean! The convo went like this...

Us: watching tv...
Rudie: *mama*Β 
Us: β€œwhat Rudie?” 
R: *all done*
Us: pauses tv β€œall done with whatΒ  Rudie?”
R: *mama play all done!*Β 
Us: β€œno Rudie we want to watch tv.” 
R:* mama all done* mama!Β 
Us: β€œwhat Rudie?!” 
R: looks around at toys all over the living room and grabs a stray sock.Β 
Us: β€œRudie do you want moms to clean?!” 
R: barksΒ 

Apparently lazy Sundays are not a thing anymore! Lol πŸ˜‚ or our house was to dirty for Rudie’s standards! 🀣
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Dog β€œupset” buy new button?!

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My Irish Terrier freaks out when we introduce a new button... she attacks the mat and takes out the button pushing it over and over! I need suggestions.Β 
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Rudie Mackenzie (Heidi/Chandra)

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1/10/21Β 

4 words with mastery...Β 
  • outside
  • play
  • cuddles
  • all done
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Bell Trained to button use...Help!

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My 1 1/2 year old Irish terrier is bell trained and refuses to use the β€œoutside” button to go outside. She used it for two days without the bells but now she won’t even use the bells and started to have potty accidents in the house without telling us! HELP! What should I do?Β