Dogs with strange habits. Do you have one?

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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:05:34 PM
Our 8 y/o yellow Lab, Shelby, is....strange. Lol. Sweetest dog ever, but she has a weird aversion to wood or tile floors. Not a fear, mind you...it's hard to describe.

When she moved in with us in May (she's originally my dh's dog) she would take a couple of steps into the (wood floored) kitchen and then bark until someone came and took her gently by the collar and led her into the (carpeted) living room or family room.

Later, she'd get 3 feet away from the family room, bark and then go under 2-3 kitchen chairs to get to the carpet.

Now, she will walk through the kitchen, stop 4 feet away then do a 3 point turn and BACK onto the carpet. all the while wagging her tail.

What is UP with this dog?!?! We are moving this weekend to a house with hardwood on the entire first floor but the family room...I can't wait to see what she does. We will have some rugs down, but still.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:24:50 PM
Lets see--Ozzy will go upstairs into one of the bedrooms--but then will bark for someone to come get him--he will walk in but cannot walk out on his own.
Jax will push a rock (or as we recently found a snow/ice chunk)around with his nose--for HOURS. We had a fire one night and he did it for 3 hours.
I am sure there are more--but those are the 2 that come readily to mind

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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:27:45 PM
Haha. I love dogs. Our Golden licks my son's train table obsessively. And naps on the couch when no one is home.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:34:47 PM
Our male havanese will forget who you are within seconds. If he goes out the dog door to potty, comes back in and sees you in the hallway he barks and barks until you convince him that you live with him.

DH has a clean shaven head. He will get on the back of the couch and like DH's head. DH puts him on the floor 10-20 times before he gives up.

Our little girl havenese will chew arms hairs like chewing on a corn colb.

I could go on forever with these two, lol...




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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:41:06 PM
I think every dog has some sort of strange habit - LOL ! That's what makes each one so special and unique. My last dog had this thing about buttons..if you left something laying on the bed, he would pull every button off, he wouldn't eat them or anything - just chew them off and leave them laying beside the garment - he did that several times (until I realized NOT to leave clothes on the bed)

My parents' dog is currently staying with me. He is the sweetest thing all day long and at night when he is ready to go to bed, he lets you know by going to his crate and standing in front of it and wagging his tail, he wags and wags his tail and seems so sweet but the minute he is in the crate he starts biting at your fingers, growling and barking. Then he settles down and goes to sleep - the next morning when you let him out, he is sweet again - he only does this at night but he will practically beg to get in the crate at night - he wants in but when you put him in, he snaps at you. It is so funny and strange.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:41:47 PM
I have a golden retriever service dog, Gracie. She also greatly dislikes our kitchen floor (pergo) because she slides around on it. It's in the middle of our open floor plan house so to get anywhere or outside, you have to cross that floor!

If she's not thinking about it, she trots across it just fine. If she's thinking too much, she literally freezes (locks up) then carefully turns around and walks backwards all the way across the floor dodging obstacles of chairs, the island and table as she goes.

The craziest thing? When her "working dog" vest is on, in her mind apparently she's Super-Dog and that floor can't "get" her!

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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:46:17 PM
My adorable little Springer, Shelley, will get on any bed in the house, roll on the pillows and bark, until she knocks them all off the bed. She does the same thing on the couch. We have to keep the bedroom door shut or she goes and destroys the beds.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:46:31 PM
We have a snack thief....as do others I'm sure. If we happen to leave the pantry door open when we are gone...she raids it. She always knows she is being naughty and takes the food to hide in our closet to eat. I have found many cookie bags in there!! If I come home and she doesn't come to greet us, I know something's up. She's hiding because she couldn't help herself and got into trouble. She is absolutely possessed with food. I've never had a dog like her. If there is anything left out, and no one is around (she's smart too) it's gone. She has eaten freshly baked cookies off the counter, and pizza the boys left out. She's ripped up juice boxes, licked out numerous bowls, and eaten paper towels that have the slightest taste of food on them. She gets into the garbage so much we had to get a receiver for her collar and put it by the trash so she would stay away from it. The theory that chocolate kills dogs.....no way. She has had eaten a whole bowl of M & M's, countless chocolate chip cookies, and two whole advent calendars. I don't even worry anymore. I do feed her...

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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:47:37 PM
When I start water for a bath, Mabel comes running into the restroom. The routine is: I sit on the edge of the tub and pick her up and pet her for a few minutes.

So whenever she hears me running the bathwater, she comes running in, wagging her tail in anticipation.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:48:42 PM
One of my Cockers, Rocky, is truly OCD. To go to the backyard you have to go through our den, he always goes through the den along the far right wall, behind all the furniture till he gets to the end table and then he walks under it and comes out just by the door. Same thing on the way back in. If he's out there in his dog bed on the left side of the room and you call him, he goes over to the end table goes under it to walk along the wall behind all the other furniture. Even though the shortest straightest distance is the opposite.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:50:05 PM
My dog hates the heater vents on the floor of the second story in my house. She will walk by them keeping her eye on it until it's behind her. She also does the same thing with the gutter grates by the curb.

She also does this weird thing that looks like she's masturbating. She sticks her front paws between her back paws while in a sitting position and then she rocks. If you look at her while she's doing it she stops and looks at you like "wtf are you staring at?"



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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:51:40 PM
My dog is similar with wood and tile floors - I think it's because his feet slide on them. He'll walk on them alright, but he won't sit or lay down. If you ask him to sit in the kitchen, he'll back up until he hits the carpet before he'll put his butt down. I have to bring his (dog-bone shaped) mat when we visit my parents house or he'll spend nearly the entire visit standing.

One of my dog's quirky habits is his insistence on bringing a toy down to the door when we go outside. He can be right by the top of the stairs when you say "Wanna go outside?" and he'll tear thru the house to find one of his toys to bring down to the door. Every. Single. Time.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:52:44 PM
Animals are so funny, these are cracking me up! Our yorkie slings his plush toys around and when one lands somewhere like in a basket or between 2 pieces of furniture, even if he can physically reach it, he will sit and cry for one of us to get it for him. He doesn't use his dog bed, so we started using it as a toy basket - when he wants one he will not get them himself, he always cries for them. It's like he's afraid he'll get stuck or something. It also took him several years before he would push open a partially closed door himself.

Our Pyrenees mix apparently thinks the back door and front door lead to 2 entirely different worlds. She will sit at the front door wanting in, then after being let in, she goes directly to the back door asking to go back out.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:59:21 PM

Our yorkie slings his plush toys around and when one lands somewhere like in a basket or between 2 pieces of furniture, even if he can physically reach it, he will sit and cry for one of us to get it for him.


My guy does something similar. If his toys land too close to a bag on the floor, under a stool, between two pieces of furniture he gets nervous. You can tell he's scared, tho I haven't a clue why. He'll creep up to it, practically have it in his mouth, then back away. He'll paw at it while keeping his body as far back as possible. And if that all fails, he'll just stand and look at it until someone gets it for him.

He also doesn't like his toys being picked up and put in their milk crate. As fast as you can pick them up and put them in it, he follows behind pulling them back out one by one. That one in particular can have me in stitches some days.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:08:02 PM
My Boston Terrier barks her head off when I'm brushing DD's hair. I don't know if she thinks that I'm physically hurting DD....(DD can make a fuss over my running the hairbrush through her hair), or if she just doesn't like the look of the brush. Sprinkles' brush looks completely different than a human brush (a silicone brush - massager thing), so it isn't like she doesn't like the brush for HER....and she has no issue with ME brushing MY hair. Just ME brushing DDs hair.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:12:09 PM
I have posted about my rescue pup a few times, she is really anti social. So if she want something she will sit at the bedroom door and yap until I go in to see her. I am never sure what she wants sometimes it's food, other times it is to go out, sometimes it's just a "pet me for a little while".

I can not figure her out....

I'm normally good with dogs but Sugar I just can not figure out.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:13:35 PM
If we're playing fetch with one of my dogs, if the ball/toy goes on the tile floor, he won't go get it. LOL!

When I give the other dog a treat, he won't eat it until I say, "What if momma wants it?" Hahahaha! Little shit.

ETA: My little black and white guy (the one with the weird treat habit) also checks the vents. He'll go around to all the vents in a room and stick his face by them. We say, "Uh oh, Pepe's checking the vents again! Thanks, Pepe!"


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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:15:15 PM
Janet - I think she knows there's a ghost sitting in your kitchen. lol




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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:22:35 PM
Our black lab eats in the room where I am sitting. Her dish is in the dining room, but if I'm sitting in the living room (right next to the dining room), she grabs a mouthful of food and drops it on the living room floor and proceeds to eat it, piece by piece. Then back to get another mouthful. But if I am in another room, or not home, she eats right there at her dish.

And she LOVES the furnace vent. Our living room steps down 1 step from the rest of the house. The furnace vent is on the front of that one step (meaning the air shoots straight out across the floor, not a vent that you can step where the air shoots up). So she'll lay on the floor of the living room, right in front of the hot air, with her head resting on the step. So all the air is blowing on her neck/chest area. We usually have to nudge her away so she's not blocking all the warm air for the rest of us.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:26:25 PM
I don't know if it qualifies as "strange" but it is pretty damn annoying - our Great Pyrenees is nocturnal.

We read up on the breed before we got one off of a farm in the mountains, and I saw that they were nocturnal, and silly me, I was like, "Psh, he will get used to our schedule, we won't have to worry about THAT!"

He gets up every morning at 5:30 - that's only since Daylight Savings Time ended - he WAS getting up at 4:30AM!!

I read into it some more, and apparently this trait really kicks in when they are 2-3 years old. He just turned 2 on Halloween.

He does everything in his power to try and get someone out of bed. My DH usually doesn't come to bed until almost midnight, so it's not like the dog HAS to go out to pee, he just wants everyone UP UP UP!!

He's learned how to open our closet in our bedroom, it's just the sliding mirror doors, and he sticks his head in DH's hamper to steal socks, thinking one of us will chase him since socks are his "thing" but, big dummy, it's DARK and we don't CARE!

It's a good thing he's cute.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:31:27 PM
These are cracking me up!
Shelby has another one...every morning I go around to wake up my kids for school. Shelby meets me outside the bedroom door and goes with me. First stop is DS 10's room, and she will always ALWAYS pick up a sock. (He's a slob.) she then carries it to each other child's room, wagging furiously the whole time. When we are done, she takes the sock back and leaves it where she found it, and we go down for breakfast.

When she can't find a sock, she's been known to grab stuffed animals, hats and on one occasion a dry erase marker. Labs!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:40:11 PM
I win, I win!!!!

I have two schauzers that are sisters. They are 2 1/2. A year ago we noticed that one of them, Khloe, was acting paranoid. She wouldn't walk down hallways or go through doorways. She would jerk her head back and forth like something was startling her. She also stopped eating and drinking and was losing weight. We tried waiting her out, but she would NEVER drink and only eat out of my hand or off the floor.

I took her to the vet and had her checked out. I even took her to a specialist (who knew they even had doggie specialists?).

Long story short, she now takes Clomicalm - a doggie anxiety medication! This has greatly improved everything except her eating and drinking.

She will only eat if we pour her food out of the bowl on the floor beside it. After trying numerous bowls - plastic, glass, meta, ceramic, big, small, colored, clear, shiny, dull, every room in the house, inside, outside, - we finally figured out that she will ONLY drink outside out of the cement rain gutter.

That might not be so bad except that I live in Texas, the land of very hot temperatures and very little rainfall. We keep a pitcher next to the kitchen sink and fill it up to take outside to fill her gutter almost every single time she goes outside so she has water. This week we have had to break the frozen ice out first thing in the morning to give her fresh water.

When we went on vacation for 11 days last summer, the dogs stayed at my in-laws. We had to tote the CEMENT rain gutter over there with them so she would drink while we were gone.

We have now been pouring her food on the floor and filling the rain gutter several times a day for over a year. It has now just become a way of life for us.

ETA: I'll take a picture the next time she goes out and post it.




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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:42:34 PM

We have now been pouring her food on the floor and filling the rain gutter several times a day for over a year. It has now just become a way of life for us.


Haha! You win! The things we do for our dogs!

Maybe you should see if Cesar Milan can help you!

Pepe is weird about food in dishes, too. If the bowl/dish is too deep, he won't eat out of it. He prefers very shallow dishes or the floor. But, he doesn't like plates. I know, I know. It's crazy.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:43:17 PM

When we went on vacation for 11 days last summer, the dogs stayed at my in-laws. We had to tote the CEMENT rain gutter over there with them so she would drink while we were gone.

OMG! Yes, you win!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:50:36 PM
"The craziest thing? When her "working dog" vest is on, in her mind apparently she's Super-Dog and that floor can't "get" her!"

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Maybe you should see if Cesar Milan can help you!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:54:57 PM
I've never heard of a nocturnal dog breed. Learned something new today!







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Posted: 1/4/2013 2:11:38 PM
My little schnoodle is always cold, so her quirks seem to involve staying warm.

She follows me down to the laundry room, and as soon as I bring up the basket of clothes out of the dryer and set it down, she is right on top of them, snug as can be. She also does this to DH in the morning since he tends to use the dryer to get the wrinkles out of his work clothes. He sets them on the bed, and she is right there.

The other thing she does is drag her bed around the house and set it down in the sunny spots. As soon as the sun moves, up she gets to drag her bed some more.

She will also throw her toys around the room when nobody else will. Keeps herself occupied with that quite nicely.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 2:29:11 PM
I thought of another one. As we are getting around in the morning, we could kick around her toys trying to engage her to play. Nope, no response. But literally, the second we put on our shoes & coat because it's time to leave, that's her cue to go after toys and bring them to us.

Every.single.morning

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Posted: 1/4/2013 2:33:43 PM
My Mom's Havanese spends the night at my house pretty often. She gets as close to my husband in bed as she can and growls at me if I try to touch him. One night, I moved her over and tried to lie next to him with her on my other side. She got up, walked the length of his body and laid on his chest nose to nose with him.
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Posted: 1/4/2013 2:47:04 PM

She gets as close to my husband in bed as she can and growls at me if I try to touch him.


That reminded me of another thing Fritz does - we have a king-sized bed, and every once in a blue moon he decides it is all of a sudden okay for him to get on our bed. Mind you, when he gets on our bed and lays down, he stretches from the top to the bottom ... he is a heffalump!!

All it takes is for me to say, "Fritz! Get!" and before I can say "Down!" he is growling at me. But his idea of growling is this woofy, huffy-puffy, bad-boy wanna-be posturing. It is hilarious. It's like him puffing out his hairy jowls more than anything else. Cracks both me and my DH up. He's definitely a Daddy's boy.

He is really good at the Scooby Doo sigh. He does it every morning when neither one of us will get up at 5:30 (my alarm is set for 6AM, not a minute sooner!). He throws himself dramatically on the floor, either at the foot of our bed, or outside of our room, in the hallway up against the wall, and the sound is just so comical, "ARRRUUMPH!!!" or "ARRRRROOOOFF!!"

He is such a big goof.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 2:47:58 PM
Remy the Killer Shih Tzu is a creature of habit. He won't get out of bed in the morning until DH does. When he wants to go to bed at night, he'll sit at the bottom of the stairs and stare us down as if to say "people, it's time for bed!" He also likes to lay on DH when he's watching tv at night and on the few occasions that DH isn't horizontal on the couch shortly after dinner, he'll follow him around or sit and stare at him as if to say "I need my human pillow on the couch, get over there!"

In the morning, Remy will come down and lie on the couch as we're getting ready to leave but when he hears that fridge open so we can make ds a sandwich for school he heads right for the kitchen and goes through sit, high five, down and stays there waiting for a little bit of cheese.

And he eats like a cat...we leave dry food out for him all the time but he doesn't eat much. When we're sitting at the dining room table for our dinner, he'll walk into the kitchen (it's open so we can see the whole kitchen), sniff the floor around the counters/stove where I've been cooking, sniff under the kitchen table where his food bucket is kept and then lie down and look at his food dish. Get up and sniff it. Look longingly at us in the dining room. Lie down and look at the food. Walk around and circle and sniff it. Look at us pathetically. Then he might eat a little bit.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:18:13 PM
Lucy has OCD. Shelties are mostly 'rule' dogs, but Lucy has taken it to new levels. She MUST be in her kennel before I go to take a shower. If I even say the word 'shower' she will run around the dining room table until I put her in her kennel. If I don't put her in her kennel while I shower, she poops in the house. She doesn't have to poop EVER when I get out of the shower and let her out of her kennel.

When I'm getting ready to go somewhere (pick up the keys, get ice water ready for the car, etc.) she starts to run around and around the dining room table. Once, my nephew counted 87 trips around the table before he quit counting--and I wasn't finished getting 'stuff' ready to go--and she was still running around the table--waiting for me to go to the bedroom and put her in her kennel.


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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:24:35 PM
<<<<<<just can't seem to enjoy a "fresh" bone! He's a lab/collie mix and just the biggest goober. If I bring him a new big rawhide bone, he'll come barreling up to you at top speed, skid to a stop and gently take the bone from you. He'll clamp it in his teeth a few times, smiling, as if to say "thanks Mom for the nice new bone" then he promptly goes to one of his hidey-holes and buries it! He did that with a wonderfully juicy ham bone at Thanksgiving. He was so tickled, wagged all over the place, then buried it in this North Carolina red dirt! Didn't want to enjoy it "fresh", he'd rather have to get through all of the dirt on it when he retrieves it! Silly goober.


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Ours needs to burrow under the covers or a blanket to sleep- he is little and likes TI be warm


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Posted: 1/4/2013 4:32:11 PM
These are all great My dogs don't do anything funny like these!

They do know that they have to stop on an area rug. So they will run through the house but they all race to get to the area rugs first. Yes, they have been embarrassed enough times sliding on the laminate floor

When the pup wants to play and you are ignoring her she will follow behind you and bump you with the toy she is carrying in her mouth. She is smart enough to have already learned that it really works!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 6:46:30 PM
Oh so many stories...One thing Teddy doesn't like is 'used' chewies. So if he has one he has barely touched I'll put it back in his basket. When he has eaten the one he has, I'll offer a 'used' one to him. He takes it in his mouth oh so carefully, then spits it out on the floor and stares at his baket until he gets a new one.

I work from home and am on the phone all day. Teddy knows when I'm talking with customers vs talking with others. When talking with customers he is good as gold, but as soon as I'm on the phone more than a few minutes with a friend, he starts growling 'mama' (or 'rara' depending on if you think dogs can talk.)


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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:28:39 PM
The Whippet - chews his toenails, crunch, crunch, crunch. Vet felt it was not an issue guessing because he does not live with the midnight crunching. This dog also is a wall, furniture, box and chair licker. He will lick himself into a trance and will often do a tongue stall several times during the lick.

The Girl Greyhound – Spends most of her resting time, which is about 23 hours a day, on her back spread eagle. In the Greyhound world it is called “roaching”. Not that it is weird, but her tongue falls out of her mouth and sticks to the floor. Best part is she is always so surprised when this happens, which is at least once a day.

The Boy Greyhound – He is the biggest wimp I have ever seen. He is gaining notoriety for his “Greyhound Scream of Death”. For example, I was unpacking groceries the other day when an empty plastic grocery bag fell off the counter and landed on him. An empty plastic bag! He screamed like he had broken a leg. They love him at the vet, he starts screaming when I lead him to the scale. There is no abuse history, he never raced and was adopted very young, just his personality.

The Previous (now an angel) Boy Greyhound – Would not walk on anything metal such as grating or diamond plate. Never realized how much metal is on the ground until I adopted him. One time we were in a big walk-a-thon type event and had to walk across a drawbridge. I guess he was distracted when we crossed in the beginning, but froze and refused to cross when we returned. Backed up the whole event and there were no realistic alternative routes so we ended up carrying all 75 pounds of him over the bridge.

MonicaB
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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:48:33 PM
not strange, but imo, funny. our beagle is not allowed on the furniture and all day long she follows the rules without incident, but at night she is sneaky! She waits until we go up to bed and jumps on the red love seat in the living room and spends the night there. I have my alarm set for 5:45 and every morning about 5:25 I hear her jump down from the love seat and come upstairs to her bed in our room. She sneaks in and lays down and pretends she's been there all night. Too bad she leaves a lot of evidence on the red couch in the form of crazy white beagle hair. Once in awhile I will come down in the middle of the night and catch her on the red couch and she slinks off with a guilty face. Stinks for me that she's so darn cute. I can't punish her for that and that is probably her worst crime, lol.



MonicaB
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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:50:44 PM
Mamastew's schnauzer for the win!



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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:51:56 PM
Yes. Too many to list them all. The strangest...we have a curbed lawn and she sticks her nose down and "runs the curb " she runs, stops and turns aound at the exact same spot every.single.time and goes back where she started. Back and forth over and over and over. Can we say puppy prozac


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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:52:27 PM
These are hilarious!

Our pit bull Petey, who passed in May at the ripe age of 15, was one of the most gentle dogs ever. He loved to stand in between people's legs. Wouldn't stand next to you, and he could knock you over trying to squeeze between your legs. But at least he wasn't a crotch-sniffer LOL!

Our current dog Finn, a Great Dane mix, likes to take our seat when we get up from the couch. He could be in a comfortable position between us, but as soon as one of us moves he will move to take our spot. Then he looks at us with a facial expression like he's thinking, "You move your feet, you lose your seat, sucker!"


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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:55:32 PM
Y'all made my night reading these!!! We have a lab mix we thought was bad!! I feel better knowing we are not alone!!! She does have a thing about not coming in when we call her from the back yard. I've thought the gate had somehow opened and my DD and I were both outside with flashlights when we finally spotted her in a far corner watching us with that look on her face of.."look at those idiots looking for me". My husband has even been known to have to to outside in his underwear acting as if he were going to chase her...she will run in and he would have to race in behind her to get in before she would escape back out. Me, I'm lying in bed laughing hysterically. Never a dull moment with our beloved Ciara!!!


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Posted: 1/4/2013 11:03:01 PM
Our older schnoodle barks at animals on television.

It doesn't matter what kind - horses, fish, dogs, cows, even animals that don't make sounds - just animals, though. He doesn't bark at people on tv.

I always heard that dogs can't see television, but Spencer can.

It's to the point where he can recognize the music to certain commercials with animals in them, and he will come running from the other room to bark at them.
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Posted: 1/4/2013 11:18:11 PM
Our pit Cheech has to run around the living room like a crazy person after getting a drink of water. He runs around and around and then ends with a big flop on the loveseat and some rolling around. Every single time.

He's also terrified of the stairs which is bad since he's DS's dog and DS lives upstairs. Sometimes DS will carry him upstairs to sleep with him. One night he did this and in the mad rush to school forgot to bring Cheech down. Eventually, we hear little yips coming from upstairs. Cheech would not go anywhere near the stairs. DH had to carry the 90 pound baby down the stairs.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 8:55:45 AM
Bumping to add picture of my sweet neurotic schnauzer.

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Posted: 1/5/2013 9:02:04 AM
My dog hates the rain. Not just thunder storms but rain itself. He doesn't want to get his paws wet, he will try not to go out if it's raining and sometimes he'll try to hide under the coffee table if it's raining too hard. He loves snow though.

And even though he is fixed, he solemnly believes that every reading pillow in this house is his girlfriend. Nothing else interests him, just reading pillows. In fact, I'm trying to find a replacement for my husband's reading pillow because he got a little too affectionate with that one and we had to throw it away.



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Posted: 1/5/2013 9:10:30 AM
These are cute stories.

My Shih Tzu will not eat his food, no matter how hungry he is, until I have returned with a fresh bowl of water. He paces until I get back with it. He also barks his head off at his own shadow. He's hilarious.


Diana

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Posted: 1/5/2013 9:28:55 AM
Nothing too exciting but she does have her OCD tendencies. She also steals your warm spot when you leave the couch as the PP with a Dane mentioned.

She is a rescue and best I can tell, she was in 6-7 homes before I got her. Needless to say, I let her get away with almost anything short of murder.


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