Well, kinda. I think my Dobes were super sensitive because they seemed to pick up on “business trip” v. “pleasure trip”.
Ah, it was quite the circus having two Dobes in the back seat - on leather surfaces no less. When we would get within 1/4 mile of a place where we walk they would go super nova. Dobes bounce - everywhere.
They remembered each location after only two visits, so you couldn’t sneak it on them.
I’m down to just one now, but he still acts that way when we go for a ride instead of walking the neighborhood.
And I could say to you that my Dobe does understand many words - we have to spell “walk”, “stroll”, and “go”. Otherwise he goes bonkers and gives us the “look”. He understands a lot of short phrases and many words. I like it - it’s kind of weird, but really cool just how smart this breed is.
“And I could say to you that my Dobe does understand many words - we have to spell walk, stroll, and go. Otherwise he goes bonkers and gives us the look. He understands a lot of short phrases and many words. I like it - its kind of weird, but really cool just how smart this breed is.”
It’s the same with German Shepherds. I refer to my dog jokingly as my “toddler” he’s so smart. I just discovered he knows the word “popcorn.” He doesn’t get many treats, but messy mom tends to drop popcorn on the floor when she eats it. His vocabulary is mind boggling compared to other breeds I’ve owned/known. I, too, have to spell a lot.
Oh, I want to add- a few years ago they were running ads here in Las Vegas about making your dogs pool safe. We’d just moved into a home with a pool. My dog kept trying to rescue me. I didn’t have to teach him pool safety, but quit dragging mom to the stairs. German Shepherds are not soft mouthed water dogs!