My dog Shadow pushed Zoe's little chairs over to the gate in their play area. He then jumped on the chair and started yelling at me about how a bad mother I was being....making him stay in 'time out' for over 5 minutes because he kept knocking over the trash. "I'm not even a year yet!" Well 10 minutes later he decided he'd had enough and jumped out over the gate. "No, no Shadow", mommy says in sign language. So he runs back over to the gate and trys to hop back in.
What did I learn from all of this? Not to leave the chair in the laundry room/doggie room you might say. But no....that wansn't my lesson. My lesson learned is that dogs CAN understand sign language. I don't expect him to start signing back to me though..... It has also work a couple of times after that.