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Old 04-18-2014, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does your shepherd talk back?

Example:

"Hey! Stop that!"

Woof!

"I said stop!"

Woof!

"Are you talking back to me?"

Woof! Woof! Woof!




Lol....we had someone tell us gsd's do that, we're wondering if it really is a common trait.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Eko talks, but it's not really talking back as much as it's like pleading lol. Like he comes up and whines and whines and whines for attention, he groans and moos all day long too. They are talkers

Xena is my pit bull mix and she has attitude! She'll growl and bark and huff to let us know exactly how she feels about what we're doing lol.
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At 4 months, Jazz is not talking back yet, but she does a kind of coo as she mouths her stuffy just before falling asleep. I think it's probably a throwback to her mama when she was in the litter. She will do the same if you gently pet/stroke her as she falls asleep. It's quite endearing, I hope she never loses it. Other than that, she does a whine when she wants your attention.
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I don't know if this classifies as talking back, but if Titan is in my face or just won't settle I'll say "Go to bed" and on his way he grumbles a little, then when he lays down he does this over dramatic, groaning, sigh and then just looks at me all pathetic like.. lol.
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DDog does it; looks at me after I tell him "Leave it!" when he bugs me for some reason and and gives a tiny bark with his front teeth exposed. I ignore him and he leaves me alone. It reminds me of the eye roll from my kids as teenagers.
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DDog does it; looks at me after I tell him "Leave it!" when he bugs me for some reason and and gives a tiny bark with his front teeth exposed. I ignore him and he leaves me alone. It reminds me of the eye roll from my kids as teenagers.
Cruz is all about sassing. He talks back a lot. He also takes it one step further. He will bark or moan at you when he is wanting something. Could be his tug or he wants out. If you try to ignore, he will come over and take your sleeve or whole wrist in his mouth and guide you out of the chair. Bad thing about that is, sometimes he is gentle about it and sometimes he isn't.

Rocky, was just all about talking back. You could almost get the feeling he was having a conversation with you though. It was kind of weird. I swear it was like he was half human at times.

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Old 04-18-2014, 11:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Our female mumbles or makes a weird groaning sound....plops on the floor and lets out a huge sigh....:-/

Our male talks a lot! If you ask a question he barks, if he sees his favorite ball he barks, when he rings his bell for outside he follows that with a bark, when he sees my walking shoes he barks, when he sees the hat I wear for soccer he barks, his treats, when he sees our home after we have been gone all day...when I open peanut butter he burst in the kitchen barking....even if I am super quite when I open it...he follows the barking with leaving the kitchen-running to the toy box-grabbing his kong-returning to the kitchen...barking for me to fill his kong with peanutbutter....:-/
I think he likes to hear himself talk....


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Della's not a barker (unless she's alerting), but she does "talk." It's not quite a whine. It's more like she's trying to mimick my tone of voice/inflections. When we have a quiet moment after I've fed her, or as I'm waking her up to go walk in the mornings, she'll stretch, then come nuzzle and start "talking" to me. Not sure what she's trying to communicate, but it melts my heart every time.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Does your shepherd talk back?

Example:

"Hey! Stop that!"

Woof!

"I said stop!"

Woof!

"Are you talking back to me?"

Woof! Woof! Woof!




Lol....we had someone tell us gsd's do that, we're wondering if it really is a common trait.
My dog did exactly this when he was younger. A protest bark. At some point he out grew it, not sure when. I thought it was cute.

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Gunther does a mumbling noise at me when he's feeling ornery and I'm telling him something he doesn't like. Also when I throw my arms open and say "Hugs" and then hug him he groans and talks like he's protesting. Not if I hug him without the announcement though lol
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