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  • #5431
    brittney logan
    brittney logan
    Keymaster

    Hi everyone!

    To start off in our new forums, lets make it fun! As most of you know, we are interested in genetics and behaviors of your dog(s). When you are taking the behavioral surveys, you can make comments per question relating to your dogs specific behaviors. If you have a dog that you think is quite unique though in his or her behavior, lets hear it! For example, my dog Emma absolutely loves to roll onto her head until she does a complete flip onto her back, awaiting a belly rub! If you want to share some of your dogs interesting or funny behaviors, please share with us!

    Also, we now have a section on your profiles called, Dog of the Month! Here you can enroll your dog and tells us all about him or her. Tell us their funny quirks, what they are best at and a story. Each month we will pick a new lucky pup!

    Have fun! 🙂

    #5432
    hazel beeler
    hazel beeler
    Participant

    I was surprised that smiling wasn’t on the behaviors list. I’ve had several dogs that smiled.

    — Hazel

    #5433
    dawn miller
    dawn miller
    Participant

    I like the suggested activities section. You’ve chosen some neat example videos. I haven’t watched them all yet.

    I look forward to seeing the Dog of the Month.

    #5434
    robin panza
    robin panza
    Participant

    I have another one that wasn’t in the survey, but I’ve never seen it before so maybe it’s too rare. Tasha, a terrier mix, rolls onto her back and holds a toy with her front paws while chewing on it. We call her an otter pup.

    I thought smiling was as standard as wagging. I remember my animal behavior textbook showing the difference between panting and smiling. Maybe that’s why it’s not in the survey.

    Brittney, I like your gymnastic dog. Doing a forward roll!

    #5435
    jamie bartram
    jamie bartram
    Participant

    My dog has sensitive skin and gets abrasions rough housing with the other dog. If you pick his scab he will run away and try to hide. Hes scared of them.

    #5436
    barbara nelson
    barbara nelson
    Participant

    One of my heelers “moos” or gives a long, loud, deep “moan” if I pass the treat bowl without giving her a treat. I’ve had dogs ‘sing’ before, but not ‘moo’. Friends are shocked the first time they hear her do this.

    #5437
    dawn miller
    dawn miller
    Participant

    My Pup “moos” when she rolls over in her sleep. Yeah, that is not something I’ve heard before. I think it is funny yours “moos” when she missed her treat.

    #5438

    My American Staffy smiles when he greets people he is really excited to see or who he’s excited to see but also concerned about how they will react to him, as a submission signal.

    #5439
    barbara nelson
    barbara nelson
    Participant

    Sorry, but I can’t find “Dog of the Month” in my profile or “suggested activities” videos…help?

    #5440
    jesse mcclure
    jesse mcclure
    Participant

    Barbara, if you follow the “Enter here” link which is the same one in the current dogs of the month listing. That should take you to your first dogs profile, scrolled down to the checkbox you need to click on, and even have it highlighted in blue text.

    #5441
    barbara nelson
    barbara nelson
    Participant

    Got it! Thanks, Jesse!

    #5442
    linda holub 2
    linda holub 2
    Participant

    I tend to stay away from “dog barking” TV shows because my dogs respond by barking. I thought this was common until I brought it up at work. I have a pack of six dogs (all small – 6 to 13lbs) and the only other person who’s dog’s barked owned 2 dogs (mother and daughter). Most of the time dogs barking on TV will be intruder based and so I’m starting to believe the mentality of a pack raised dog is different. They may be responding to pack instinct not realizing it is on the television. I’ve watched their responses to howling and whining and they are interested but it’s a bit like they are listening to a foreign language. When it is barking they respond has if their name was called out.
    Like to know if anyone else has insight into this behavior.

    #5443

    Hi Linda! My staffy goes crazy barking whenever my other dog lets out even just a quiet “woof”, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it is related to pack behavior 🙂

    #5444
    dawn miller
    dawn miller
    Participant

    I can’t seem to get my two interested in digital barking. They used to watch the screen and listen to the sounds, but they’ve seem to have lost interest.

    Doesn’t stop me for leaving animal planet on for my dogs when I leave the house.

    #5445

    I thought I’d run this by you. When I walk my dog on a leash, which is always, she always crosses in front of me, then she lags behind, then she crosses behind me and comes forward again. Basically circling around me. She does it over and over throughout the walk. It’s annoying because I have to either spin around or change hands with the leash, I can hardly stop her from doing it because she is determined, but can anyone tell me what she thinks she is up to? Is she circling to sort of claim me, or herd me? Anyone?
    I have noticed that at times that I am a little wary of someone walking toward me, she will cross in front, blocking the person from me. I am pretty sure that is what she is doing there. What do you think?

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