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05-18-2014 10:53 PM
wolfy dog When I am cooking , he knows exactly where I need to go next and lies there in front of the counter/cupboards, having to move away constantly. I don't mind and neither does he.
05-18-2014 10:25 PM
Tina D. We were all at a festival in town a couple weeks ago, and took both dogs with us. Scooter is a lab mix. He is everybody's best friend, immediately, no questions asked. Mia is my GSD. She will tolerate strangers petting her, and will even lick their faces sometimes. She has never, ever growled at a stranger. She is just standoffish with them. Except with any children, she adores them! At this festival, everyone was oohing and ahhing over her. She is a big beautiful girl, if I do say so myself! Lots of people had pet her, she was wonderful.

My husband had taken the 2 kids off to get a snack. I was standing off to the side, in a quiet area. I had both dogs on their leashes. Anyway, a straggly looking guy was off to the side, and I saw him look over. He had the "Nice dogs, I wanna pet them" look on his face. I didn't care for the look of this guy for some reason, but I figured it would be fine. He started walking over, and Mia started doing a very low, deep growl in the back of her throat. She stayed put, sitting tall right in front of me. It wasn't very loud, so I don't know if he heard it. Or maybe he didn't like how she was looking at him. Either way, he changed his route and went waaay around us! LOL

I don't know if Mia sensed that he made me uneasy, or if she herself didn't care for him. But she has never done that out in public, as a reaction to anyone.
05-01-2014 07:59 PM
SuperG As if that is even a challenge for my shepherd......she's already pretty much mastered telekinesis as well.

SuperG
05-01-2014 07:01 PM
scarfish no, dogs can't read minds. they can tell by tone of voice and body language you're mood.
05-01-2014 06:55 PM
K9POPPY
GSD can read your thoughts

Our first GSD could definately read my mind while driving, he rode to work with me every day of our lives, and as the saying goes he was a awesome "back seat driver", with the exception being he sat next to me in the truck- this dog erupted on bad drivers before the thoughts could leave my lips, it was so uncanny, he was super intelligent. Other GSD's we have had over the last 40 years were also very good at reading thoughts, I have no doubts that they are super perceptive on human emotions-Bob
05-01-2014 06:05 PM
Harry and Lola I would like to say yes. I truly believe they are in-tune with me on a level most humans can't experience. They should and tend to use their 6th sense (psychic/intuition whatever you want to call it) first then their nose, ears and eyes.
05-01-2014 04:00 PM
llombardo I watched a video yesterday that made me cry and Robyn gently licked every tear off my face and stayed really close to me, I could see the concern in her face, she was looking me intently waiting to see if I was going to keep crying or not.
05-01-2014 03:31 PM
N Smith My dogs are incredibly attuned to me, my female and I have an amazing connection.

There is one incident that stands out to me at this moment:

When Ironhide was about 3 we were having a "trainer" wind down time after classes were over. My son who was 6 at the time, was running around the training space dragging a tug toy, which Ironhide would pick up, tug with him a little, the drop it and let him run away again. Another trainer was puppy sitting a Labradoodle, who was going through sort of a board and train. He was friendly, but rude with other dogs. So she let him out to have "how to be quiet training session" and he right away beelined for my son to "chase" the toy. However, I am not comfortable with my son playing this way with other dogs, I know my dogs and their response, so that is why it is ok. I had just started to yell "No!" when Ironhide swooped in, pushed him aside and herded him away from my son. Once he had been herded to the other side of the room and leashed, she went and picked up the toy and played with my son again. She got a very good reward for being such an intuitive girl!
05-01-2014 02:49 PM
Gretchen It is a pleasure reading all these stories, thanks for sharing.

Zeeva - I'm sure I did have a picture in my head of my backpack sitting on the office chair with keys inside.
05-01-2014 02:14 PM
Zeeva I've read somewhere that since dogs don't have a language or words, that their thoughts are comprised of pictures. So if you think in terms of pictures, they have a sort of sixth sense to be able to see that and hence read your mind.

Have no idea how true it is. I think in terms of a jumble of pictures and words and I've never really consciously tested the theory...don't really know if it's even possible. But for some reason, in my mind, it makes sense and I think it's a pretty neat theory.

Do you recall thinking of the office and your keys in terms of pictures...?
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