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Old 07-03-2009, 12:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So this is a new little thing. Brigitte will sometimes just bump me with her nose...it's hard to explain, but it is kind of as if she is saying, "what's up", and then she continues to do whatever business she was doing. She doesn't lick or open her mouth at all, just strolls up to me and bumps the end of her nose into my knee real fast, like a tag. It is very intentional, but what does it really mean? Just a form of talking with me? Security feeling, maybe? It's very interesting. I've never seen this before. She is just now a bit over three months.
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Riley does this to me, normally on a walk and I take it to mean "can we go home now" ... he doesn't pooh on walks, never once has he done this since we got him in 2007 no matter how long the walk. When we get home after him having done the nudge ... he usually has to go to the bathroom.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I never did think to connect the two togeather, and she does this mostly outside, so I bet that is it! I'm going to watch her after she does it to see if maybe she goes potty shorty after. I know she is saying something to me, but I never thought that. When we're inside and she has to go potty, she does a whine and a circle turn, but maybe outside she wants me to go with her to where she potties at.....thank you!
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Heidi nudges us with her nose all the time. With her, I think it's kind of a greeting and her way of being affectionate and trying to get our attention. I think it's very cute!
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Bella does the noise nudge too all the time for various reasons.

Usually to go outside or if the water bowl is empty and I did not notice it, she nudges me to fill it. Nudges me for snacks and bones. She is very demanding. If the noise nudge does not get my attention I get the heavy paw.
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My boy Riggs used to do that - Nose Nudge - to my other boy Remi to get him to play-fight. If I told Riggs to 'Nose Nudge!' he's run over to Remi and poke him with his nose!

He did it to us but very infrequently. He was more into the Nose Under the Arm Flip.
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Originally Posted By: KarinHeidi nudges us with her nose all the time. With her, I think it's kind of a greeting and her way of being affectionate and trying to get our attention. I think it's very cute!
Kayos does this too. In her case she is just checking in and I tell her she is good girl for doing so. I also think it is an affection thing. I would not worry about this behavior, just smile at her and give her a pat.

I think it is an endearing behavior.
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Rune does it too.. normally on the calf/back of the leg like hey, you ok?
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes, it is a very cute thing she does! Glad it is a common thing with them... but I am having trouble understanding what she is trying to say to me As I watch her, I should be able to tell if it's a potty thing or a friendly love tap kind of thing, or just for whatever it might be at the time, LOL. It's just the sweetest thing though Thanks guys!
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WDJ's latest edition has an article on nose nudges and other attention seeking behavior. (How to extinguish it but I don't plan on extinguishing it.) For some reason she wants your attention - if you are like me, you are a bit on the dumb side according to the dogs so she will have to work hard to get you to understand what it is she wants.
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