Are our dogs just sent here to embarrass us?!!

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  1. Sian in Belgium

    Sian in Belgium Total Gardener

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    Well, that was seriously embarrassing....

    On our way back to the car at the end of our walk in the forest, Izzy turned into the gardens of the Dome - a restaurant/spa/wellness centre.
    Through their newly planted herb gardens. Down the steps to the terrace, into the restaurant itself, behind the bar, and through to their kitchens.... me following behind, being totally ignored by her!!
    For a 12+ year old dog, who doesn’t have full control of her back legs, she put on a fair turn of speed...

    Fortunately, they were very relaxed about it
     
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    • andrews

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      Amazing how they can be deaf one minute when youre shouting them to come to you and then can hear the crinkle of a crisp bag from 200 yards the next.

      I had a dog with a similar condition and, though not as old as Izzy, he could still move at a pace.
       
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        Our dog can hear a banana being peeled from 2 rooms away.

        EDIT: It's not funny, but true. He will come running and expect to be given both the top and bottom of the banana, plus the skin if he can get hold of it.
         
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          My dog doesn't even need to hear or see anything..he reads my mind...
          Many a time I've crept into the kitchen to get myself some cheese and crackers when he was fast asleep ,thinking now's my chance to have them all to myself...ha not a chance ..he pings into action and is sat drooling by my side...:doggieshmooze:
           
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            I agree, I do think dogs are mind readers, especially after they get to a certain age.
            I think they just latch on to the slightest thing you do, most of the time you dont realise that you are sending out the signals.
            Basically they know us a bit more than we know them;)
             
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            • andrews

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              Agreed. They use very subtle body language at times and recognise the smallest of signals.

              One of my last dogs would speak on command if I looked at him a certain way. I didn't realise at the time that as well as a clenched fist on my chest, I looked at him in this certain way but he picked up on it.

              We intentionally vary their meal times so that a certain theme tune on the tv doesn't trigger them getting excited for their food.
               
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                Oh yes, they quickly learn the extra cues. I used to go dog-walking with friends, meeting up at 2.30 in the park. One of the friend’s dogs used to get excited at the Archers’ theme tune, at the end of the programme, not the beginning. So they learned that leads were picked up when the theme tune came on at the second playing...

                We will have to go back to the restaurant now - and soon. Either that, or never go there again!
                 
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                  We have a cat like that. :heehee:
                   
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                    Our dog recognises the WhatsApp notification sound when his favourite walking friend's owners message to arrange a walk. WTF, are dogs becoming IT savvy?
                     
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                      Scrungee - YES! and I have 6 of the blighters, love them all to bits but some more than others? NEVER!
                       
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