Dogs have a lot of energy in the developmental stages of their lives. And when this energy is not given the proper outlet, the dogs often become destructive or start ‘misbehaving’.
Penny was one such puppy who was brought into a shelter as a stray at just 10-weeks-old. She soon found herself jumping from family to family as she kept getting re-surrendered to the shelter due to her destructive behavior.
What Penny truly needed was a person who took the time to give her the mental stimulation she needed. She found the perfect person in a woman named Leonora Anzaldua, who immediately fell in love with her, and adopted her.
Leonora decided to keep Penny mentally stimulated. She began by teaching Penny how to sit. It took just 3 tries for Penny to learn the trick. By the time she was 8-months-old, Penny had mastered all the regular dog tricks.
Leonora decided to kick things up a notch and see if a dog can truly have the mental capacity of a toddler. She started training Penny on recognizing shapes using blocks. It took no time for Penny to learn shapes.
Amazed at how quickly Penny was learning things, Leonora decided to see if she could go even further. She bought some blocks letters and started teaching Penny the alphabet.
Amazingly, Penny mastered this too, and she can even spell her own name! How cool is that?
Leonora filmed Penny spelling her own name and shared it with the world. The funniest part of this video is when Penny gets stuck at the letter ‘Y’ for a second, before finishing the word!
Click the video below to see the super-smart Penny spell her own name.