Recently I took a short video to add to Ziggy's online adoption information. The previous video on his bio was Ziggy looking cute while eating treats. He looks cute because he closes his eyes each time he takes a treat, in order to fully enjoy the experience. That was a cute video, but it wasn't convincing anyone to adopt him. So I decided a new video was in order. One which demonstrates what a smart dog Ziggy is. One that shows off many of the tricks that he has learned.
What is amazing about Ziggy is not that he knows so many tricks in spite of being deaf. It's that he knows so many tricks in spite of the fact that I spend almost no time teaching him these. If I try to teach him something and he doesn't learn it within 30 seconds, I usually just give up, because I'm lazy. But fortunately Ziggy is smart enough to learn all these tricks in 30 seconds or less, so he makes me look good (if you ignore the part where he always tries to steal the food out of my hand). This also explains why Ziggy knows all these commands and several more, while my own dogs only know like three things each. Maybe this video will help Ziggy get adopted... but probably not.