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Old 08-19-2014, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was thinking about the dogs I have previously had and then to Titan on how they all have their go to "thing" when they want to get away with something.. or try to be cute when not listening.

Titan has two distinct ones that pop into mind. One is, when I tell him to go to bed, or to go lay down somewhere and he REALLY doesn't want to, he will always, always stop for a drink of water on the way and drink really really slowly while looking at me from the corner of his eye.. then slowly walk to his bed or mat and grumble or groan as he is laying down. I didn't catch on to this for a long time until one day he went over to the water bowl as after I told him to lay down and just stood over it because he wasn't thirsty but knew from past experiences that I wouldn't stop him from getting water.. I have since caught on and moved the water bowl out of the path to his bed and he still tries, LOL.

The other is when we are training usually and I am placing him after he didn't listen or trying to go inside and he doesn't want to. Usually it plays out like this.. command given.. he doesn't do it, so I say "no" and go to grab his collar to lead him to his placing or whatever and he full on throws his body to the ground sometimes rolls on his back with his tongue laying out and tail wagging. OR if he isn't coming inside (rarely doesn't listen to that) and I go out to get him, as soon as I touch his collar, same thing.. throws body to ground and makes it impossible for me to move him. I know it's not a scared or submissive thing.. he just has this look of "muahaha, now what!?" all inquisitive and playful-like.. cracks me up! Usually takes me to say "really, mvoe your butt mister!!" and he pops up.

I'd love to hear how your pups try to play cute or get out of doing things on occassion
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I posted a video of Gunther's once. When he's attacking me, pinching my skin, licking my feet, etc. he will start to bark at me while I ignore him. Then when I tell him "bad dog" he sits there and barks quieter. If I get up to correct him he jumps backwards and runs off from me trying to entice me to play with him.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ha! Too cute! I can see it now.. I'll have to try to find the video!
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's on facebook too
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even easier!
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My girl knows "sit" very well. My husband started teaching her "sit" before we had even started her in classes, and she has had the hang of it for probably over six weeks now.

You tell her "sit" and if she doesn't feel like listening for some reason, she'll ease her butt mostly to the floor but not quite. Then she puts on her most innocent face with tongue hanging out. Cute, PuppyGirl, but no cigar.
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My roommate and I moved into an apartment that is an open efficiency style (only door is on the bathroom) and we didn't want Kaiju going through my roommate's things or jumping on his bed, so we put down a bright blue tape line that he wasn't supposed to cross. He typically does really well with it, but sometimes tries to push it. Especially if both of us are on the other side of the tape line. He'll come over and lay down with his front paws over the line and do a combination of rolling on his side and slightly forward or just crawling a step or so forward to get over it. If I look over at him, he lays his head down on his paws quickly and looks at me like I just woke him up from a nap. If I tell him to back up, he'll back up behind the line then take a big long stretch and shove his front paws over the line again and lay down. If I'm not paying attention, he'll shuffle/roll his way all the way across.
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Haha! these are great. I do believe they are intelligent enough to know what they are doing
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Hans has a habit of running ahead of me to get to his kennel outside. He then sits down without being told, since it has been drilled into his head to sit before going through a door.

Only problem is...he sits proudly, squarely right in front of it instead of to the side. The first time he did it I thought I had room to pass, but didn't, so he does this now-you-see-it, now-you-don't, super quick little scooting side step maneuver that somehow ends up with him giving me room to pass, but *technically* doesn't break "sit" because his butt never leaves the ground and gee, he's not breaking "stay" because I didn't tell him to.

He then looks at me kind of from the corner of his eye to see if this is gonna fly.

Yeah, it did a time or two because I was too busy laughing.

Pretty smart, dog. You got by on a technicality...
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Ooooh the technicalities!! haha!
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