From Jenga to Tic-Tac-Toe, the toy dog uses her teeth to gently pick up the pieces to play just about any classic family game.
“Anya never fails to amaze us,” says Lori Knoble, who uses treats to allow the dog to choose which square she wants in Tic-Tac-Toe.
The 55-year-old business owner and her husband, John Knoble, got Anya from a local breeder when she was 12 weeks old.
“From the beginning, Anya was incredibly helpful and smart,” said Lori. “She would help remove clothes from the dryer, bring us the T.V. remote, and everything.”
One day during quarantine in early April, the Cleveland, Ohio couple was looking for a way to keep themselves entertained, so they set up the Jenga game in its tower of wooden blocks.
“There she was, ready to play along—without any training, she seemed to just figure out what to do.”