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going through doorways while carrying a stick.

Overall I find Ole pretty amazing at spatial reasoning. He can usually figure out how far and how fast to run to catch a ball in the air or on a bounce. He can run full speed within inches of obstacles and rarely bump them. (We do get hollered at when we play tag in the house.) He can figure out what small spaces he can stand on or in and still get back out:)

However, he does not have the slightest idea of how to carry a long stick through a doorway, gate, or other small space. He constantly gets stuck with one or both ends hitting the door frame and then just stands there looking confused until he tries to get through the same way again:(
 

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going through doorways while carrying a stick.

Overall I find Ole pretty amazing at spatial reasoning. He can usually figure out how far and how fast to run to catch a ball in the air or on a bounce. He can run full speed within inches of obstacles and rarely bump them. (We do get hollered at when we play tag in the house.) He can figure out what small spaces he can stand on or in and still get back out:)

However, he does not have the slightest idea of how to carry a long stick through a doorway, gate, or other small space. He constantly gets stuck with one or both ends hitting the door frame and then just stands there looking confused until he tries to get through the same way again:(
All of your other examples are personal spacial and body awareness. The stick is now asking be spacial aware of it.

I've gotten my shins smacked with a stick or a log several times as my girl gets all excited to show the wonderful find she just made. I'm now quick to issue a front command so I don't become the victim of a drive by log.
 

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Taking a wild guess, here.
The eyes of dogs are at an angle of 20 degrees. This increases the visual field, that is, the peripheral vision of the dog.

But this excellent peripheral vision compromises the amount of binocular vision (where the visual field of each eye overlaps with that of the other, which confers perception of depth and distance) Therefore, dogs have a better binocular vision when they look straight forward.




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Looks like some of you have put some thought into this!

I just thought it was really funny when Ole tried to 'help out' by carrying a plastic rake into the garage after our walk. Normally, I find myself amazed at how clever he is... and the trouble that gets him into.

Today, he looked so sad and pathetic wondering why he could not get through the service door to the garage with his prize!
 

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This reminds me of the other day when Beau was “helping” me pick up sticks in the yard. He grabbed a nice long branch and was so proud of it he tried to take it in the back yard only to get stuck at the gate. He thoroughly enjoyed wrestling with it at the gate and then gave up and pranced around the front yard with it. He’s still an overgrown puppy at 3 and a half years old.
 

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Because they think they can make anything happen by pushing hard enough 🤷‍♀️ 🤣

I haven't seen Buck get stuck that way yet, but we don't have long branches in the yard available for him to carry. He just sometimes throws pine cones at me through the kitchen door, then looks at me like he won a couple million dollars at the lottery. He looks extremely silly in these moments.
These days we also have a quite steep hole in the ground where we are going to build the terrace, and he recently started to pretend to inadvertently push the pine cone in, then retrieve it like it's a life or death matter.
 

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He just sometimes throws pine cones at me through the kitchen door, then looks at me like he won a couple million dollars at the lottery. He looks extremely silly in these moments.
Shhhhhh… Don’t let the whole world know that they are goofy and cute.
We are supposed to own “police dogs!” 😉
 
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