I Think Dogs Are Smarter Than We Think

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    I'm Glad Dogs Don't Have Thumbs

    I have a female Finnish Lapphund. She's really a very good-natured dog, and is well-trained. That is, she knows a large number of commands. Now, whether or not she actually follows those commands depends on what she wants to do, what I have that she wants, and what else is in the...
    anonymous651 anonymous651
    18-21
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2010

    Dogs have different characters.

    One dog just followed me one time another dog at a different time just barked softly and walked away
    contentbutnotsatisfied contentbutnotsatisfied
    51-55
    Dec 17, 2014

    I've Seen It

    My big boy Chronicus Maximus, (R.I.P) plus my sisters little girl on four paws, Coco! Dogs are not only smart, they can be pretty cool friends also!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2011

    Benji

    He was a carnaptious bloody minded foul tempered cross breed of a lurcher . He calmed down a tad when we had him seen to at the vets, but I think he still had it in for us. He may have reasoned he was beaten but he would take pleasure in showing that he was still very much his...
    Pa1nsMcmurdo Pa1nsMcmurdo
    41-45, M
    Sep 3, 2012

    Brilliant

    The prince has learned when I spell o-u-t-s-i-d-e to one of my friends it means I am getting ready to take him outside.  He will run and get his leash for me.  He also knows that if I take certain things out of the cabinet that it means we are getting ready to eat. ...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Jul 27, 2009

    My Dog Watches Tv

    To get him in the house I will say his show is on, I put movies on for him, and this year he starting watching scary movies. He gets mad if you talk during it, and if there a commercial he will come to me but keep looking back to see if his shows back on. He's a smart creepy boy...
    damagedbadatbest damagedbadatbest
    36-40, F
    Nov 13, 2013

    My Golden Lab

    He was sitting on my bed this morning. My daughter knocked and came in and sat on the edge of the bed. Our cat, who we lock out of the bedroom so he does not keep us awake, was standing in the doorway. Occasionally, both our pets can occupy the same space without killing each...
    emptyheart emptyheart
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2009
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