What do dogs know and recognize?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by geoff_in_nc, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. drumtime

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    We have 5 dogs, courtesy of our daughters. They all recognize potential food in any form. They have a sophisticated system whereby, if it turns out not to be food, they can always throw it up later.
     
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    i had a roommate who drove the same make and model car that i do. my cat could tell the difference by how they sounded.
     
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    Dog are really annoyed with their human masters. They speak to us all the time, yet we fail to answer them!
     
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    Harlo our karillion Bear dog has a vocabulary of about 50 words he understands as well as 20 hand signal commands that he exicutes flawlessly , if I say to him," where's Buddy " he will go into my kid's room and find her , coversely if I say "find mom" he will go to the basement bedroom to get her ,

    now comes the question if he has this extended vocabulary , how come, we only know arf , and woof , HMMM who's smarter?
     
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    I understand evolution and traits and maybe gaining a muscle but am I the only one who thinks it’s strange that many dogs have markings that actually look like eyebrows and what’s the purpose of them?
     
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    Dogs know a lot more than they let on.
    They just pretend to be kinda vague so everything is taken care of for them.
    It gets their poop picked up, meals and baths taken care of etc.
     
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    If I missed snack time by more than a couple of minutes, my departed friend would take my wrist in his mouth and lead me to the cabinet where I kept em.

    Apparently I was untrainable. Or at least not as good at telling time as he was.
     
  9. 24 track

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    actually they are watching and learning from you all the time, if you are their alpha and by that there is a subtle communication that unless you are paying attention you will dismiss as complacency or dissinterest .

    eg I take harlo to the beach here in town and one day there was this female dog that was snarling at the dogs she met , but she clearly had a bad hip displacia , then about a few minutes later she was playing like a pup, One of the other dog owners passed a comment about how off the wall this dog was and unsociable as she had aggessively came after his dog , just then a new dog arrived to which she went after him aggressively , I pointed out that what she was doing was communicating was "I'm hurt so dont mess with me , I just want to play so dont get rough" and the other dogs did not hurt her but played nicely . Dogs are talking all the time, you just have to be observant.
     
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    That's metaphysically absurd. How can you know what they know? BTW I think I saw your mind hitching on CA 99 near Turlock.
     
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    Our girls rarely miss a clue regarding anything. It’s crazy how smart and perceptive they are.


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    They're weird people. They have 5 dogs and 4 people in a kinda small one story house. Must be pretty cluttered up in there. I wouldn't have a dog if I had to keep it in a cage.
     
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    When I ran my dogs (sled dogs) I had one, lil Buckwheat, that knew which drawer my sledding clothes were in, as soon as I opened it she was all over me so happy to go running.
    She was the one that lunged into her harness, so eager to,put it on and go running.
     
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    You mean like that they can recognize that your butt doesn't smell like dog butt?
     
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    They know things.
     
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    Jury is still out on my dogs

    Window are open this time of year. If I'm home teleworking, they are going nuts while I'm on the phone about everyone outside....UPS truck, neighbors, etc. If I go outside they will fuss as if *I* am a stranger.

    Last night I came in at midnight from a gig. Carrying gear. One just chilling with my wife on the bed (the other asleep in his crate). I had to move the one to get in the bed.
     
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    I've always been amazed by a dogs ability to recognize (by sight) another dog.... regardless of size or breed... and differentiate that from any other 4 legged animal.
     
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    +1, we had a Border Collie when I was a kid that did the exact same thing.
     
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    What do dogs know and recognize ?

    Cat turds.

    Yum !

    Good boy...yes you are , yez yoo rrrrr...gimme uh kisshz...yer uh good boy...yez yoo rrrr !
     
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