I adopted a Papillon dog whom I love very much. I have a few questions about her behaviour. I do not know anyone else who owns one, and the place I adopted her from, has no idea.
1. Is it common for this type of dog to (act as though they are "talking" to you?) She moves her mouth at times, clicking her teeth as if she is trying to talk. The vet just looks at me as if I am crazy when I try to explain her behaviour.
2. She loves to hide under furniture, she is Not timid, nor afraid of anything, she just loves to run under the couch or chair for no apparent reason, and stay there for hours.
The fact that you rescued her could have some bearing on the hiding under furniture. I wouldn't worry about that to much, just remember she is under their. My mini aussies love getting under the recliner, and I am the breeder.
As far as the talking, the bigger question is does she bark? It is possible she has been de-barked, and she is trying to make a sound and can not. Some dogs will talk to you, and the breed doesn't have much to do with it, it is just personality.
She will in time think she is the princess, and love her every minute for it
Thank you for your time in answering my questions about "Maggie", my Papillion dog. She "does" bark, oh boy, does she know how to talk, but at times it is as if she is trying to "tell you off, by clicking her teeth and moving her mouth. Last evening, I had to go out and she had to stay home,as I would Never leave her alone in a parked car;when I returned home,she jumped onto my lap and began with the "clicking" thing. It was as if she was telling me, "I don't appreciate being alone."
As far as the "hiding" issue goes, I guess there is No harm as she always comes out, sooner or later. As far as anyone having a dogs voice altered, I would NEVER do that, and I believe it is Illegal here to do that. What a cruel thing to do to "any" animal. Shame on any Vet who would do that. If you want a dog that never barks, then go purchase a statue of a dog.