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Apr. 24th, 2011

03:11 am - Puppy Training

Normally I wouldn't suggest that the household dog is very bright, I've seen the snake with more complex thought processes, and the snake has an 8-bit processor. Eat sleep poop. Period.

But the dog HAS learned that when Daddy makes That Sound, and rolls over towards mom, he should probably leave the bed. If he tries to shut his eyes REAL hard and pretend that things aren't happening, he has a 43% chance of getting a surprise leg launching him into near-Earth orbit. So nowadays he just leaves the area and waits for things to be finished.

But there is a new trick now. He has learned that when dad makes that OTHER sound, things are wrapping up, and it will soon be safe to lay down between us again. He even pops up to check on mom to make sure that she's ok. "Are you ok mom? I had a mean dog do that to ME once, it sucked, I hope you're ok... do you need to hold me?"

Ok, he might be slightly smarter than the snake. Or perhaps he just hears better... what with having actual EARS and all.

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From:fallconsmate
Date:April 25th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
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snakes have ears. ;)

Shadow must be shut out of the room. she whines at the door and sticks her paws under the door and then must sniff all over the room and me to make sure that i am still ok.

those noises are highly suspect to her because she was a breed mama in a puppy mill situation. for roughly five years. she has a few issues, but we understand this.
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From:apocalypticbob
Date:April 25th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
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And this is why my rule is animals out of the bedroom before happy fun times begin.

I've had cold noses where no cold noses should go before.
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From:saffronhare
Date:April 25th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
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And here you thought nobody read your LJ anymore, honey. :)
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