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Tea and Virtue
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Tea and Virtue

Female Join date : 2013-05-26
Location : England

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PostSubject: Chatty, or demanding?   Chatty, or demanding? EmptySun May 26, 2013 9:29 am

My pup ned has a habit of 'talking' to me quite a lot. A lot of the time, if i talk at him, he'll make some sort of noise in response. when it gets to feeding time, though, he starts making a sort of 'mini-howl'.
ive read that some huskies can "woo woo" when they're happy, and Ned is a total pig. if i let him, eating would be his favourite hobby (especially when its tuna & keepers mix time), so is there any particular way i can determine if this is a happy noise or a "put my food down, woman!" demand? he always seems happy, complete with fully wagging tail, but i just want to be sure!
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Bella_Jasper
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Bella_Jasper

Female Join date : 2013-02-08
Location : Bolingbrook, IL

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PostSubject: Re: Chatty, or demanding?   Chatty, or demanding? EmptySun May 26, 2013 11:26 am

I'm not sure about the talking my old dog would talk whenever she felt like it and loved to just argue with you. She had a certain sound she made when we took to long with her food and i swear it sounded like "NOW!" if he think he is being demanding then i would try a sit before he got his food.
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ChillyBeach

Male Join date : 2013-04-28

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PostSubject: Re: Chatty, or demanding?   Chatty, or demanding? EmptySun May 26, 2013 12:22 pm

Harry gets really excited for going on a ride or walk and starts woo/ing. If i make him do too many tricks for his food he'll get a bit impatient and bark a little. Harrys impatients comes from being trained with 2-3 tricks and I'm breaking the routine by asking him to do more. Its definitely different than his excited woo-ing. But his tail is wagging and his booty is wiggling in both cases. The only difference is the bark vs the woo.

From your description, its hard to say which it is. Does he only do it for food? Or if youre slow geting out the doorfor a walk?

Im a big fan of making them sit/roll over/shake and stay for their food. Harry will sit quietly and we can leave the room but he wont eat the food until we say okay. As soon as the food hits the floor he quiets up though.
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hypers987

Female Join date : 2011-08-25
Location : Santa Cruz, California

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PostSubject: Re: Chatty, or demanding?   Chatty, or demanding? EmptySun May 26, 2013 2:00 pm

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Bane

Female Join date : 2013-05-18
Location : Seaside, CA

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PostSubject: Re: Chatty, or demanding?   Chatty, or demanding? EmptySun May 26, 2013 7:44 pm

Bane is the same way. We have him to the point that when we feed him he knows to sit quietly. We will ask him to say please and he does this low growl/woo thing with a twist of his head all at the same time. He's a talker everywhere else in life, though.
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