• @dariusj18
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    1 month ago

    LPT: if your dog is being playful and you need to catch them, try running away to have them chase and catch you.

    • finley
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      191 month ago

      i learned this when i was, like, 6 or 7 with my family dog.

      it always works!

    • @hactar42
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      161 month ago

      My dog stopped falling for this after I got her to chase me back into the house a few times

    • @[email protected]
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      51 month ago

      Extra pro tip for new dog owners:

      Try to never, ever, EVER. chase your dog. If they don’t think it’s a game, they won’t do this.

      Of course there are emergencies, but try to always make it a game of them coming to you.

  • Nougat
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    1 month ago

    Play bow. Dogs do this to each other, too, as a signal that they want to play.

    Source: I speak dog.

      • mr_robot
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        471 month ago

        Bark, woof, grrrrr

          • @Opisek
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            121 month ago

            Are you sure you didn’t say arf woof grrr? Huge mistake.

      • Nougat
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        Of course, dogs have many varied dialects, but these are the kinds of things I see dogs saying to each other:

        • Butt sniff = “I am meeting you! Can I meet you?” This may receive a snarl and snap and bared teeth response, which usually means “I’m not comfortable around new dogs because I have dogtism, give me a minute.”
        • Biting and snarling at another dog’s neck while the tail is wagging = “WE ARE PLAYING! THIS IS FUN!”
        • Barking at dogs which are play biting at each other’s necks = “Are you okay? I think you’re okay, but I’m not sure, because I’m only a dog.”

        Dogs also code switch between talking to other dogs and talking to humans. Furthermore, when dogs talk to humans, they generally tailor their vocabulary specifically to the people who they interact with most.

        • Laying on the back or side and making a “face swipe” pantomime with one paw to their own face = “It is time to pet me.”
        • Going straight to the front door and sitting at noon or 9PM = “It is time for my nap or bedtime. You will let me outside in front to go potty, after which I will eagerly run in, straight into my crate, and wait for my cookies.”
        • Stopping and looking back at you after you let him out the back door = “Are you going to come out? I really want you to come out and play frisbee.”
    • Lad
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      181 month ago

      He speaketh the language of the mutt!

  • @[email protected]
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    421 month ago

    If your dog is ever running and you can’t catch them act hurt. Pretend to fall and hurt your knee. Most likely it will come back and check on you and you grab it, unless it’s playing with something else then good luck

    • @meco03211
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      241 month ago

      And praise them when they return. If you yell at our punish them, they’ll associate it with returning rather than running off.

  • @BanjoShepard
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    351 month ago

    I bought a 25 foot leash when training my dog. I’ll never catch him if he doesn’t want me to, but I can get within 25 feet of him.

    • FiveMacs
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      71 month ago

      I did the same…but used the lead to teach her recall now I don’t have to worry about it.

    • @[email protected]
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      51 month ago

      We use that on trails so he can be “free”

      Also helps that he’s 10lbs, the 10m leash slows him down just from dragging on the ground

      • AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet
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        121 month ago

        My boy has since passed on, but he would never consider leaving us. So we just let him off the leash on the trails. Whenever we heard people ahead of us we’d call him back and put him back on the leash until they were out of earshot again. It never caused any problems in the 12 years he was with us. Such a precious, beautiful boy.

          • FuglyDuck
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            I had an Aussie shep whose definition of “with you” was “I can hear your whistle”.

            If we forgot to tell her to stay with us, she’d range a bit further than we’d like looking for things to boss around.

            Still kept her on a leash outside of places that it was specifically allowed (private cabin forest, for example,)

        • @[email protected]
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          41 month ago

          I wish he was good enough for that but he believes he’s a hunting dog and if he smells deer scent he’s gone… He event managed to dig out a portridge once! He picked up the scent, stopped listening to us and 30 seconds later bam, bird came out of hiding 10m from us and our dog came back as if nothing happened.

  • @Stupidmanager
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    1 month ago

    My dog does this but also shows me her butt, which is an indicator for “come chase me dad”. Its cute, until its not. Heh

    • @[email protected]
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      61 month ago

      Until they are loose on a busy road and your rage about casual disobedience is at levels never before attained.

  • @School_Lunch
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    161 month ago

    I don’t know why, but I never made the connection of this pose to the term “reared-up” (meaning ready to go/launch) until recently.

      • @School_Lunch
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        21 month ago

        I mean it is an accurate description of it, so that might be a connection… but if you know the actual history of the term then please share

    • @Num10ck
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      131 month ago

      face down ass up thats the way we like to play

  • @DaddleDew
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    131 month ago

    I always thought they did that to widen their stance so they can dart in any direction quickly.

  • @[email protected]
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    101 month ago

    The trick is to crouch down, raise your pitch a little, and call them to you. If your dog’s not too excited they’ll come over without much fuss. It also helps if you have a treat on hand.