Cydney is a very smart dog! I’m convinced, with a little more effort on my part, she could speak English. She certainly knows the word B. A. L. L. As a matter of fact, she know how to SPELL the word. She is highly ball motivated. For instance, take a look at the picture below. Mary, the photographer, was holding the ball and throw stick in one hand and her camera in the other. As long as she held the ball in front of Cydney she stood still — nearly mesmerized.