Ryder is a pro at herding people!
Your name: Marco Anglesio
Job title/department: Assoc. Director, Institutional Analytics
What is your dog’s name? Ryder
How old is your dog? 9
Pure breed or mixed mutt? Australian Cattle Dog
What is your dog’s gender? Male
Describe your dog in two words: Playful, intense
What is the thing your dog cannot live without? Tennis balls
Can your dog do tricks? If so, what? High five, hang ten, and catching a Frisbee until he can't even move.
What is the best trick your dog has taught you? Herding people is much easier than herding animals.
Do you have a nickname for your dog? Brainless animal
Does your dog enjoy bath time? Yes
You know your dog is in a good mood when he/she does this: Puts a tennis ball on my lap and looks longingly into my eyes.
Your dog’s favorite spot to hangout is: On the couch
Favorite toy: Tennis balls
One habit you would love to change: Herding people
Does your dog prefer to play with people, or other dogs? People
Does your dog like children? Absolutely
Can your dog read your emotions? Yes
Funniest moment you’ve had with your dog: When our toddler crawled into his crate - then kicked him out so she could explore
What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your dog? Having a dog who's completely focused on playing and working for every moment he's awake.