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How Did Dogs Acquire a "Guilty Look?"
Self | September 18, 2009 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 09/18/2009 3:06:19 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

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To: goat granny

Here, here!


101 posted on 09/18/2009 4:15:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

102 posted on 09/18/2009 4:16:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: WVKayaker

OMG! What a baby!


103 posted on 09/18/2009 4:16:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: mware
Not guilty, but more of an absence of emotion.

104 posted on 09/18/2009 4:17:27 PM PDT by smith288 (Americans suffer from Stockholm Syndrome with the government)
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To: Vendome

Yeah my human students were usually the problem.


105 posted on 09/18/2009 4:18:03 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: WVKayaker

Yep! They know when you are going to the bathroom. No movement

They know when you are going out or to the fridge and whamo! Right there with you buddy! Let’s go!

Dont’ be afraid, open those turkey slices! Uhmmm! Good! You know you want to!

Hey! can I have one?(tail wagging so hard their little butt is going moving with it)


106 posted on 09/18/2009 4:18:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: RedWhiteBlue

I say it all the time.

You want more? Grow some thumbs and get a job. You can’t run around all day looking cute.


107 posted on 09/18/2009 4:20:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

Mine love it when I get ice. They always want some. They are just as happy with ice as they are with a dog biscuit!


108 posted on 09/18/2009 4:20:53 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

I have seen you on other posts about this subject. I agree with your methods.

The whole hitting the dog thing always bothered me and it shows in the dog.

Maybe well meet with our dogs one day and have some fun. That’s all they want to do anyway. That and a little work.

They don’t care, just so long as they are there with you.


109 posted on 09/18/2009 4:22:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: brytlea

My dog High 5’s me and I luv it!

I know, you are talking about the other thing. Stress.


110 posted on 09/18/2009 4:23:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Lancey Howard

That’s not very nice. What’s with the Rottweiler anyway?


111 posted on 09/18/2009 4:24:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: smith288

It’s cool baby, just cool!


112 posted on 09/18/2009 4:25:08 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

That is too funny!!! When our black lab was a pup he would do the same thing. Now he still thinks that any unattended drink sitting on the coffee table is fair game; soda, beer, wine, mixed drinks...doesn’t matter. When he gets caught he pulls the “OMG, you caught me” guilty look.

LOL, when we have guests over I also have to tell them that if they find “spiddle” on the table around their glass...well, they’ll need a new drink.


113 posted on 09/18/2009 4:25:30 PM PDT by ut1992 (Army Brat)
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To: brytlea

That is no duh! Dumbest creatures on the planet. I usually demonstrate their behavior back and ask how they like it?


114 posted on 09/18/2009 4:25:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

My first show golden (who died at age 13 about 7 year ago) knew so many tricks. I have not trained another one to do nearly as many behaviors, she was special. I miss her.


115 posted on 09/18/2009 4:26:06 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

I don’t remember why but, the boss put a kibosh on the ice. They loved but there was something she read.

No problem. We do carrots now. To save their eyesight(I know, not really)


116 posted on 09/18/2009 4:27:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

Unfortunately you get into trouble if you bite them.


117 posted on 09/18/2009 4:27:21 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Already polished off the chalupa. Needed something to wash it down. You understand. Don’t you?


118 posted on 09/18/2009 4:28:30 PM PDT by Waryone (If the democrats paid taxes like the rest of us, the United States wouldn't have a deficit.)
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To: brytlea

I wouldn’t mind sometimes. Dingbats!


119 posted on 09/18/2009 4:28:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

Yeah, I have heard that ice is hard on their teeth. Oh well, life is full of risks. My current dog will not eat carrots.


120 posted on 09/18/2009 4:29:42 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Dumpster Baby

I own a beagle and must admit that such a look dissolves my anger in an instant, no matter what he did.


121 posted on 09/18/2009 4:29:49 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: brytlea

Maybe that is what it was. Oh well she has me trained as well. Took away one thing and offered another. No problems with me or the dogs.

Except for tilting of our heads and the confused look on our faces, until we got use to it.

LOL


122 posted on 09/18/2009 4:34:58 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome
Spot loves to run. I have followed him with my car, for as many as 12 miles on a dirt road. I then get out and hike for 5-8 miles, him running the whole time, and then he refuses to get back in, until we get to the paved road. I'm sure he's done back-to-back marathons, and still ready to go.

He knows when I am planning to leave. I have no regular schedule, and may leave before 6am, or after 2. Regardless, he sits by the door long before I'm even preparing. He'll lay down in front of it, if I don't move quick enough. But, as soon as I tell him "you're not going", he'll head over and hop in his chair.

Yep, he has his own wing chair. I got tired of him hogging the Barcalounger! Damn dog...


123 posted on 09/18/2009 4:42:45 PM PDT by WVKayaker (Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C Clarke)
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To: andy58-in-nh
We had a beagle in NC, "Sam Brown". Sammmy would lay in the tall grass alongside our 1000 ft driveway, waiting for my girls to get off the bus, He heard it coming long b4 it arrived.

He's lay perfectly still until they got close, then spring out yipping and ran to greet them. They all loved "the game". But, he was hit by a car one day.

It was crushing when he didn't know better than to stay out of the road....

124 posted on 09/18/2009 4:47:00 PM PDT by WVKayaker (Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C Clarke)
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To: WVKayaker

Spot is a good friend and beautiful!


125 posted on 09/18/2009 4:47:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
I use to raise Angora goats...beautiful creatures and with only the large breeding males did my hubby have to help me take down to trim hoofs...If not cross bred with another type of goat they are always pure white with curls and waves..Sheared them twice a year (a professional shearer). They shear mohair...The year my husband passed away we were up to almost 80 in the flock....started with 18..

if you google angora goats you will see how beautiful they are....not at all like other goats, originated in Turkey.

Texas has the largest population of angora's...virtually millions...

That most expensive fiber Cashmere also comes from goats...

126 posted on 09/18/2009 4:50:41 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Dumpster Baby

Sweet puppy!

Whatever I haz, u can haz it!


127 posted on 09/18/2009 4:51:01 PM PDT by DesertConservative
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To: brytlea
Assuming a submissive posture is a sign of stress or not understanding what the alpha wants. When under stress the dog looks to the alpha to correct the situation. I think that is why (good) dog trainers emphasize that you let your dog know who is calling the shots; they are much happier that way because they live in a world that they are not really capable of understanding and thus need to look to you as to where to go and what to do and who needs getting bit (hopefully nobody).
128 posted on 09/18/2009 4:54:20 PM PDT by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be RE-distributed?)
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To: WVKayaker

That’s very sad. One thing I learned early on about the breed is that they will run instinctively and chase after anything - which is why ours is always leashed to a tie-out.


129 posted on 09/18/2009 4:55:42 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: smith288

You speak of dog(s) and an absence of emotion?

That’s an oxymoron.


130 posted on 09/18/2009 4:57:33 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: ThomasThomas

Horses can absolutely look quilty. I always know when I walk in the barn which one has “disassembled” something in their stall. Instead of being at the door nickering, they hold their head down and “hide”. I don’t beat them or anything, just fuss at them.


131 posted on 09/18/2009 4:59:12 PM PDT by Himyar
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To: Vendome

He’s my best friend, and a bed hog!


132 posted on 09/18/2009 5:11:40 PM PDT by WVKayaker (Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C Clarke)
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To: Dumpster Baby

That ain’t no guilty look!

That is the classic “feel sorry for me” look!


133 posted on 09/18/2009 5:16:57 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: jla
True. Mostly she's "You talkin' to me?"

Ruby, on the other hand, never appears 'guilty' even when she DOES do something wrong.

"Yeah! I'm having tons of fun! Want to join me?"

134 posted on 09/18/2009 5:18:26 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: aruanan

Not necessarily so, wild dogs of Africa(they are called dogs)and the dingo’s, wild dogs of Australia. These are the only two I know of, but perhaps there are others around the world.


135 posted on 09/18/2009 5:44:56 PM PDT by calex59 (FUBO, we want our constitution back and we intend to get it!)
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To: La Lydia

When my little dog has been naughty, he sits by the front door with a guilty look on his face, as though he wants to escape outside before I find the evidence.


136 posted on 09/18/2009 5:47:20 PM PDT by Melian ("In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned." Twain)
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To: brytlea

I love that pic.

We just adopted a golden from the other end of the age spectrum, 16 years old. His family lost their house and had to move to an apt where’s there’s no dogs allowed. (Obama’s fault!)


137 posted on 09/18/2009 5:53:11 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: allmendream

I am definitely an alpha b****. ;)


138 posted on 09/18/2009 5:58:59 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: PJ-Comix; blam

Awwwwwwwwwww....


139 posted on 09/18/2009 6:03:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: nascarnation

Bless you, it’s awesome when someone will take in the old ones. I have loved my old dogs the best.


140 posted on 09/18/2009 6:03:56 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea
Hee hee! ;)

I have an absurdly strong and athletic Bull Mastiff female. I have to keep on top of things or she thinks she is a semi-autonomous member of the pack with ‘decision on who gets bit’ (mostly yappy dogs) decision making power.

141 posted on 09/18/2009 6:06:12 PM PDT by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be RE-distributed?)
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To: brytlea

He’s a gem.
a total gentleman
after the first day it was like he lived here his whole life

we’ve had several older golden rescues in the last decade
call our house “Del Webb for Dogs”
I think they pay you back a million to one, the only hard part is when they pass away.


142 posted on 09/18/2009 6:13:07 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: brytlea
MORE PUPPIES!!!!!!

That little one is gorgeous.

We almost got a yellow female Lab pup . . . but the owner of the bitch had not tested them for EIC, and I didn't want to get burned again, now that there actually IS a test (poor Ruby was almost 2 years old before they developed the test!)

143 posted on 09/18/2009 6:23:50 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: mware

Beautiful Lab. I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for those boogers. :)


144 posted on 09/18/2009 6:27:18 PM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: brytlea

And Jesus still loves you. lol

I think I live with your twin sister. lol


145 posted on 09/18/2009 6:27:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

What’s EIC?


146 posted on 09/18/2009 6:28:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: goat granny
We used to have ONE goat -- a little black and white floppy eared girl of unknown ancestry.

She belonged to our next door neighbor, an elderly man who was gassed in the Argonne in WWI. Periodically he had to go into the VA with lung trouble, and we would babysit the goat while he was gone.

He was just an old country boy, and as far as he was concerned the goat was just a lawnmower -- she had to live on the weeds and stuff in his back yard. When she came to our house for babysitting, she got alfalfa hay, Purina Goat Chow, and her own drinking fountain in the back yard, as well as a brushing every day and a bath once a week. She turned from a bag of bones with brittle hair into a fat, sassy, glossy-coated beauty.

And she used to periodically have a jailbreak and come putting her nose on our sunroom windows looking for a treat . . . .

Anyhow, when he passed away he bequeathed the goat to us, which was very nice, but then his relations came from south Georgia and claimed the goat. I just hope they didn't barbeque her -- but I think she was too old and tough for that.

147 posted on 09/18/2009 6:29:10 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: calex59
wild dogs of Africa(they are called dogs)and the dingo’s, wild dogs of Australia.

African wild dogs are in the dog family, but not in the same genus or species. From wiki -- "The African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) is a carnivorous mammal of the Canidae family"

The dingo's are considered to be descendants of feral dogs. Wiki -- "The Dingo (Canis lupus dingo) is a domestic dog"

These days dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) are considered to be subspecies of wolf (Canis lupus). The old idea that wolves were in a separate genus (Lupus lupus) is now rejected.

Naturally this is still a matter of controversy.

148 posted on 09/18/2009 6:32:33 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: Chode
LOL!!!

cute pictures of puppies with captions

funny-dog-pictures-with-captions-not-cool-dude

funny pictures of dogs with captions

149 posted on 09/18/2009 6:33:21 PM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Vendome
EIC is the latest genetic quirk -- Exercise Induced Collapse. It's a recessive gene, carriers are not affected but dogs with two copies of the gene are affected. It's VERY common in Labs, mostly noticeably in the field bred lines, but it's also found in all other retriever breeds and some of the spaniels.

It's a genetic fault in the neuromuscular transmitters to the hind legs. If the dog gets overtired, overheated, and overexcited, their hind end quits working. But you know it's not heat stroke because in 15 minutes with rest and hydration they're absolutely fine, as though nothing had happened.

It's the scariest thing -- Ruby has had one episode, during intensive training on a very hot day. I thought she had stepped in a hole and broken her back. While some dogs are severely affected and some have died during an episode, Ruby seems to be only mildly affected, and with Doggie Gatorade and cooling mats, fans, etc. she has never had another attack.

150 posted on 09/18/2009 6:33:28 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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