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Old 09-29-2011, 11:31 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I can honestly say I have never spit in my dogs mouth.
Never sniffed their butt either which would uh be a natural dog thing......
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:45 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Sounds weird to me! I would ask her where she heard that if you can.

I've heard of trainers spitting treats but that's the closest thing I can think of that I've heard.
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:48 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I heard that saying lol.. I know of a few Irish Travellers who spit in a new lurchers mouth or spit on the feed of a new pony. I must ask why!

I honestly dont think Rio would appreciate me spitting anywhere near her
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No, but I got french kissed by a GSD in Tractor Supply. I was petting her ( she's about a year old) and talking to the young family. She was just a talking to me and she jumped up and french kissed me, and I started laughing. They were shocked, and asked me if she did what they thought she did. I said yes. They said that it didn't really bother me. I said no, I have a Siberian Husky ..........................................
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:56 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I once worked with a lady who owned a wolf hybrid which was a very dominant, alpha type. She would spit in his food before giving it to him, the idea being that SHE was the provider, it was HER food, but she was allowing him to share some of it. I don't know if that would really be necessary, but whatever.
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:08 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I once worked with a lady who owned a wolf hybrid which was a very dominant, alpha type. She would spit in his food before giving it to him, the idea being that SHE was the provider, it was HER food, but she was allowing him to share some of it. I don't know if that would really be necessary, but whatever.
I wonder if she marked her doorstep.
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:22 PM   #37 (permalink)
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She should have eaten some then given it to the WolfDog!

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Old 09-30-2011, 04:04 PM   #38 (permalink)
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The next method of asserting control that I am going to mention might seem a bit disgusting to you but it works; I learned this from a horse trainer. Every now and then, just grab your dog’s muzzle, open his mouth, and spit in his mouth! This works especially well on dogs that are being obstinate. I was told that it has the same effect as if Mama canine regurgitated food into a puppy’s mouth - and all dogs remember the respect that they had for Mama. I regularly spit in each dogs’ mouth when I have them on my force- fetch table; it has the effect of calming them down and reaffirms control.

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Old 09-30-2011, 07:00 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Mine will try and do this all the time! I've heard though that wolves will lick the teeth of another to let the other know he is the alpha. I wonder if thats why they try to lick the inside of our mouths.
It could be totally wrong, but I read somewhere that the licking the mouth instinct comes from the animals licking the mouth of the returning member of the pack to see if he/she found food.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:30 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I can honestly say I have never spit in my dogs mouth.
Never sniffed their butt either which would uh be a natural dog thing......
There is actually a very rational reason for using this technique and it is not really for disciple, but rather for bond building and codifying the your relationship in the puppies mind.

When a puppy licks you in the face, that is left over behavior from wolves. Wolf puppies will lick inside their mothers mouth, causing them to regurgitate. The pups then eat the vomit. Yes, when your pup is licking you he/she really wants you to puke so they can eat it. This is one of the primary ways that wolf puppies get fed along with mothers milk as they are not always able to travel to the kill. I saw a nature video once that documented the behavior. It is thought by many trainers that if you spit in the mouth of a puppy is solidifies that bond as the "parent" of that puppy ...... I have done it with my dogs and they get the idea right away what your role is .....
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