Skip to comments.How Did Dogs Acquire a "Guilty Look?"
Posted on 09/18/2009 3:06:19 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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OMG! What a baby!
Yeah my human students were usually the problem.
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)
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.
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!
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.
My dog High 5’s me and I luv it!
I know, you are talking about the other thing. Stress.
That’s not very nice. What’s with the Rottweiler anyway?
It’s cool baby, just cool!
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.
That is no duh! Dumbest creatures on the planet. I usually demonstrate their behavior back and ask how they like it?
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.
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)
Unfortunately you get into trouble if you bite them.
Already polished off the chalupa. Needed something to wash it down. You understand. Don’t you?
I wouldn’t mind sometimes. Dingbats!
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.
I own a beagle and must admit that such a look dissolves my anger in an instant, no matter what he did.
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.
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...
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....
Spot is a good friend and beautiful!
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...
Whatever I haz, u can haz it!
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.
You speak of dog(s) and an absence of emotion?
That’s an oxymoron.
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.
He’s my best friend, and a bed hog!
That ain’t no guilty look!
That is the classic “feel sorry for me” look!
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?"
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.
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.
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!)
I am definitely an alpha b****. ;)
Bless you, it’s awesome when someone will take in the old ones. I have loved my old dogs the best.
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.
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.
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!)
Beautiful Lab. I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for those boogers. :)
And Jesus still loves you. lol
I think I live with your twin sister. lol
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.
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.
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.
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