I don't think he sounds retarded. since he knows so many tricks it may be that 'lay' just doesn't make any sense to him. licking may be a sign of boredom, or since dogs explore a lot through their mouths he likes the texture. who knows. he may stare at you when you talk to him but at least he doesn't stare in bewilderment at the walls or the couch, that would be retarded for sure. the fire thing may have been unwise but unless he did it repeatedly I think he showed some basic intelligence by only doing it once. learning through experiences and whatnot. my dog too changes sides repeatedly while walking. I never understood why 'heel' was such a good trick to teach until I got him. in summary, I don't think he's retarded. it sounds like he has his own personality
Tiger A.K.A Clown Town- 12/19/13
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