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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:11

2 dogs, Border Collie & a Terrier Cross

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@ Dog Owners: Can you point at something in the room and your dog actually look at the place you are pointing rather than your finger?

My Collie can, if I say something like "Get your ball" she might look all over the place for it, but if I call her name and point at it, she looks at where I am pointing and finds it first time


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:17

2 dogs, Border Collie & a Terrier Cross

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@ Dog Owners: Can you point at something in the room and your dog actually look at the place you are pointing rather than your finger?

My Collie can, if I say something like "Get your ball" she might look all over the place for it, but if I call her name and point at it, she looks at where I am pointing and finds it first time


My dog (RIP, I miss him so much. He passed in Sept) would always look where I pointed! I had him for 13 years, got him when he was 6 weeks old :(

This pic is of him a week before he passed. He got sick extremely quick. The second pic is of him enjoying the rain a few years ago ;)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:27

My dog (RIP, I miss him so much. He passed in Sept) would always look where I pointed! I had him for 13 years, got him when he was 6 weeks old :(

This pic is of him a week before he passed. He got sick extremely quick.


Aww, yea I'm not looking forward to that time, its not what you think about when you get a dog until you've had them a long time, mines only 7 right now so possibly another 7-8 years left fingers crossed but shes going deaf already

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:33

Aww, yea I'm not looking forward to that time, its not what you think about when you get a dog until you've had them a long time, mines only 7 right now so possibly another 7-8 years left fingers crossed but shes going deaf already


They really do live a short life when it comes down to it. But I have to admit, when I look back at the 13 years I had with him, it's amazing the things you remember. He'd gone through so much with me through his life. I do plan to get another dog soon (I love dogs and can't imagine not having their personalities around me!) but I'm taking a little break to enjoy not having the responsibility for a little while ;)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:36

We have a gorgeous fluffy black cat named Juno.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:39

They really do live a short life when it comes down to it. But I have to admit, when I look back at the 13 years I had with him, it's amazing the things you remember. He'd gone through so much with me through his life. I do plan to get another dog soon (I love dogs and can't imagine not having their personalities around me!) but I'm taking a little break to enjoy not having the responsibility for a little while ;)


Yea I think I'm going to have a break after mine leaves us too, not so much the responsibility, but the hairs and the dust everywhere lol, I go to peoples pet free houses and think 'wow... a house can be THIS clean without dogs?' lol

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:40

Yea I think I'm going to have a break after mine leaves us too, not so much the responsibility, but the hairs and the dust everywhere lol, I go to peoples pet free houses and think 'wow... a house can be THIS clean without dogs?' lol


LOL Very true. My guy shed like a fiend. I bet if I looked hard enough, I could still find some of his hair somewhere hahaha.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:47

2 Chihuahua's and a Cockatiel bird. No pic of the bird on this computer.

Stupid site uploaded the same pic twice!! Fixed now.

Have always had a pet, usually at least 1 of them has been a Chihuahua.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:52


That's a brilliant picture!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 13:47

Here's my rescued pitbull.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 14:02

Pitbulls are great dogs, shame they get such a bad rep. Thats a handsome looking dog.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 14:02

2 schnauzer.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 14:13

Pitbulls are great dogs, shame they get such a bad rep. Thats a handsome looking dog.

yeah he's a sweet dog hes cool with people I bring in the house but if its strangers show up he gets loud and territorial which i like since i cant be home all the time he guards the house. But as far as being vicious nah hes good around kids and loves to play. Just not keen on sudden visitors.

2 dogs, Border Collie & a Terrier Cross

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@ Dog Owners: Can you point at something in the room and your dog actually look at the place you are pointing rather than your finger?

My Collie can, if I say something like "Get your ball" she might look all over the place for it, but if I call her name and point at it, she looks at where I am pointing and finds it first time

if I say wheres your toy my pitty will look until he finds it i never really trained him to do that he just did it on his own. I also can point and tellem to "get it" and he'll get his toy.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 14:17

2 dogs, Border Collie & a Terrier Cross

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@ Dog Owners: Can you point at something in the room and your dog actually look at the place you are pointing rather than your finger?

My Collie can, if I say something like "Get your ball" she might look all over the place for it, but if I call her name and point at it, she looks at where I am pointing and finds it first time

yeah mine does most of the time, sometimes if hes being awkward though he will look at my finger
I read somewhere that dogs are the only animal that can understand humans perception of direction and that why they look. Don't know if its true

also if I say wheres mum, he will run to the window and just sit and wait until my mum comes home :) or if we are in the car he jumps up on the parcel shelf and looks for her

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 14:43

yeah mine does most of the time, sometimes if hes being awkward though he will look at my finger
I read somewhere that dogs are the only animal that can understand humans perception of direction and that why they look. Don't know if its true

also if I say wheres mum, he will run to the window and just sit and wait until my mum comes home :) or if we are in the car he jumps up on the parcel shelf and looks for her


haha yea I can get them to run to the front door or window if I say things like that

Also I noticed after a while, when the missus was on her way home I would put the kettle on for her and they learned when I put the kettle on at a certain time of day, that meant she was almost home, they would ignore the kettle the rest of the day before that

And I'm still a bit confused as to how they know this, when I have them out the back and shes walking here from her mums house a couple streets away, they start barking and scratting at the back door knowing shes on her way

The only thing I can think is they can smell her perfume, because the street she walks along is a full 3 houses away at the front and they are out the back