Most of the time Georgie is obedient and sweet but sometimes when she knows we have treats for her and she is really excited she will look at me when I tell her down and won't do it right away. Then I will say "Georgie" and she looks at me and plops right down and gives a bark. Or sometimes she will give a whine and wag her tail and bark. It is soooo funny and cute but we have to make sure she still minds us. We don't want a brat!!!
Anyone else have a backtalker??
I am trying to get her to speak now. Just when I think she has it, she just stares at me and does not speak.
mocha is a real backtalker. if i'm not attentive enough i get a little raspy roar with his head thrown back. that however is after he's gone through his repertoire of obedience- he will sit real good to get my attention, then sit harder and stare, then lay down, then put his head on the floor. he's learned that obedience gets him things and he lets me know he wants something by going through his routine without being asked.
Yeah! If Merphy wants attention, he will sit right in front of me like a little gentleman with his tongue hanging out of his mouth. If I still don't pay him attention, he will cock his head. If I still don't, then he gets blatant about it and barks, looking me straight in the eye, and I can see his Stewie Griffin dialogue going on in his head. I try not to laugh, but usually I turn my back to him and then laugh.
He also yells at Benji for barking at people at the door or cars passing by. Benji's not supposed to bark, but we've never been able to train it out of him. So when he starts barking, Merphy yells at him by getting in his face and barking right back at him. It's funny to watch.
Absolutely! Faith and Nahla both do this. Nahla will do a head thrown back "growl" if you walk in the house and pass her by. She thinks your first priority should be to pet her,LOL! She'll bark at you if you still insist on ignoring her :)
Faith will lay down(more like plop! down)and do a muffled growl,followed by a sigh through her nose with her eyes looking up at you and wrinkling her forehead,LOL! She's something else too.
Add coonhounds to that list. Maggie only does it when she gets reprimanded for something and the reprimander turns his/her back. Then she'll give a defiant woof. I'll spin around and say, "What did you say to me?!!" in an outraged voice and she'll give a tiny growl then a teeny-tiny woof and lower her head and walk away. It is sooooo hard not to laugh.
Yes, if Cody doesn't like what you are telling him he will back up a little, look right at you, cock his head and give a few little barks, then if you tell him that same thing again he will just look at you and then do whatever it was you told him in the first place. He also will go thru his routine of tug at my arm a little, bark a little and if still no attention he will sit, lay, sit pretty and if still no attention he will do the finish command where he walks towards you, then goes around your right side and sits at your left side and looks up like ok lady, now, give me the treat now! Aren't dogs great ! They are so much fun! Here is a pic of Cody, he is always smiling like this. Who could resist this sweet little face :)
My Kasey is really bad for that. If he see's something he wants, on a shelf for instance, he'll start to whine until I look or tell him no. Then he'll start up again and start to bark until I give it to him. He'll want the most ridiculous things, like a kleenex box or one of the plants. It can be extremely annoying though.
Daisy has never done it to me, but she is not to be in my dad's room so she will put half her body over the tresehold. He will call her a bad do and tell her to get out. Then I will hear her barking like crazy, and growling. the first few times I hear this I thought we had a breakin. Now Duchess will get on to you if you get on to her baby, Missy.
My childhood dog Sam would run through his entire list of tricks if shown only the box the treats came in.. He would sit, beg, shake paw, lay down and roll over in a matter of ten seconds. People used to think we trained him to do it all at once. We also had to spell the word WALK. If we so much as said it in a conversation he would run to the front door and wait. then run back and get you when you didn't come. Eventually he caught on to us spelling the word. Man I miss him
My boys now do it to an extent... they more do a quieter version of the beagle aroo..oooo..ooooo.ooo..ooo - I swear sometimes they're mocking me after I've scolded them...
But NO DOG has ever backtalked as much as my Shih tzu, Toy, that we had when I was kid... geesh - that dog would hold entire conversations with you! And when he was really emphatic he would stomp his front paws and growl and bark and let out little "mruf"'s... he was such a fun dog... so much personality in his little teeny body.
WantAMALTESE, I hear ya, I converse with Cody and my DH thinks the same about me, gotta be honest I think Cody understands what I am saying better than my DH at times! lol Gotta tell ya, my husband does spoil Cody just about as much as I do, only thing is he won't admit it! ;)
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