When I Was Asked I Was Stumped For A Second

I Realized They Had Learned Many Things And So Had I

We have three dogs that take up most of my day. It’s not their fault of course. I have spoiled them shamelessly. In doing so I realize they have learned many things that are pretty neat.

They Have Learned To Tell Us When We Are Wrong

My dogs have learned to take over my household. They make amazing messes with their meals. They let me know when they don’t like the food (when it doesn’t have canned mixed in) by throwing the bowls and pushing the food out of the bowl.

Have you taught your dog any neat tricks? If yes, what are they?

Apollo French Mastiff/Dogue de Bardeaux 10 months
Sidney Lab/Shepard Mix 2 years
Alfred Wheaton Terrier 13 years

My dogs have learned to take over my household. It’s there perogative to mess up a freshly mopped floor at any time. I have learned there is nothing they like better then to mess up the house.

They make amazing messes with their meals. They let me know when they don’t like the food (when it doesn’t have canned mixed in) by throwing the bowls and pushing the food out of the bowl. They have taught my husband when he made the mistake of giving them water from the fridge. Now they won’t drink it unless they see us get it out with their own eyes.

Worse Then Toddlers, Because These Kids Pee Outside At 2 am

They have learned to wake me up by jumping on my bed when I’m in the deepest sleep, and vocalizing to let me know they need outside. Of course sometimes it’s just a drill, and they run out and play. That means I’ll be woken up again later.

Have A Back Up Plan For Laundry Day

They have learned that when their rugs get dirty and are in the wash that it means pacing the house complaining. Because they can’t sleep without the rugs. So they have learned to fix this by pulling any thing they can find onto the floor to use as a rug. On occasion that might be my husbands work clothes that were laid out for the day.

Snitches Get Treats

They have learned how to tell on each other. Mostly the youngest one. When the baby does anything wrong, the other two run to us immediatly. Which means they ditched him and still he never figures out how we know so fast. Of course we have cameras now to watch them. I swear they know where the blind spots are though.

Waters Himself And His Brothers

The French Mastiff has learned how to push the lever on our water dispenser. Which resulted in 5 gallons of water being drained on the floor. Of course all three enjoyed the nice chilled water. Sometimes I think the older two egg him on to do things.

Apollo Does More Dishes Then Most Teenagers

He can also stand at the kitchen counter and reach the water faucet. And the sink and anything in there. We realized when he came to us with bubbles all over his face. I had a sink of dishes I had started. Apollo had stuck his face right in. Which means no dirty dishes in the sink. So he has taught me to wash every dish immediately.

Everything Has Been Put In Our House For Their Benefit.

He also watched me watering the plants. Especially the bamboo. Since they sit in bowls of water he learned how to drink them so the bamboo would dry up. Which means he taught me he can reach every surface in my home. I have tried everywhere. His dog water bowl isn’t of interest when it isn’t cold, but plant water is a special treat.

Some Tricks Are Learned Over Time

Our mix has taught us over time that his place is in our bed at night. He conditioned us over two years of getting on the bed for short periods of time. Always being careful to wait till we are asleep. Jumping off when we would wake. Not any more, now he gets in the bed and pushes us apart all night so he can be in the middle.

Do Your Dogs Know Any Tricks?

Have you taught your dog any neat tricks? If yes, what are they?

Denise Brown’s answer: My dogs have learned to take over my household. They make amazing messes with their meals. They let me know when they don’t like the food (when it doesn’t have canned mixed in) by throwing the bowls and pushing the food out of the bowl.

3 thoughts on “Do My Dogs Know Any Tricks?”

  1. Your dogs are adorable. I laughed so hard at ” Worse Then Toddlers, Because These Kids Pee Outside At 2 am”. I don’t have any dogs so I unfortunately can’t share my stories:)

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