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    Humans talking a dog's language???

    Do you talk your dog's language to your dog???

    I do.
    I remembered the dog's behaviour chart by heart...

    So I live near the park I usually walk Roman and since we live atop the hill... can see fireworks at night if the park recreation center is rented out for parties... like last night... May5th fireworks.

    Roman started barking at the fireworks...
    "Wooo, woo... RRrrrrrraaaa Rrrraaaa... woo... wooo..."
    His growl is not a precursor defensive growl... more like a worried growl.
    Like "Look mom, danger!!! What is going on far, far away over the horizon????"

    So he was pawing at the slider... getiing my attention... running around barking with some growls thrown in.

    I went out, saw the Fireworks, called my DD & DH to also join in the sight...
    They went out to look but I stayed with Roman.

    I basically tell him... look it is sooooo beautiful, pretti...
    "Roman... good boy!"...
    (then throw in the playbow elbow low down ground, butt wiggling "yes! me!" and then touch his closed mouth which he opens for me... touched his tongue... and then went on to pant and stick out my tongue as to say "Relax, chill!!!")...
    Did that 2-3 times.

    Which after, Roman ran towards the back (forgetting, no longer interested and ignoring and no longer barking at the fireworks) got his gallon jug chewtoy and started to bring it to me to play (which I did play with him a bit).

    But yeah... it works... talking & communicating back in Roman's own language.

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    Don't under estimate the power of communication...
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    Re: Humans talking a dog's language???

    I do mimic dog body language when playing. Like loose swaying movements when playing tug, hoppy bouncy random movements when they get the zoomies, using head turns and yawning when having a shy dog greet me, and so on.

    Not so much of the vocalizing, except to get them to "talk" as huskies do.

    Barking: The Sound of a Language
    http://www.amazon.com/Barking-Langua.../dp/1929242514
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    Re: Humans talking a dog's language???

    Yah... I agree.

    Even the bark can varies as the body language does.
    Just as even growls mean a different thing.

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    I know my dog better than any trainer does.

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    Re: Humans talking a dog's language???

    And you should know your dog better! You are with your dog every day and most of us trainers will see your dog once a week for a month or two then maybe not ever again. Trainers help you solve why your dog is doing something and what to do about it (or teach you and the dog specific cues or such) but you are the one with the dog all the time.
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    Re: Humans talking a dog's language???

    ^^^Very true... thats a given.

    Now I can't find this on-line...

    But do you know why Roman sometimes "itch" me with his teeth (like he would itch himself)... not very often but happened like once every couple months???

    Hubby says its like a "You itch my back so now I itch yours kinda thing"...
    Or maybe he is telling me to "itch him"????

    Lol!!!
    Very Weird indeed but painful... yikes.

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    Re: Humans talking a dog's language???

    Like nibbling with just his front little teeth? Kaytu has done that to me a couple times when we play. She'll pause for a moment then nibble. For her, I'm assuming it's part of play.

    If it's pinching and hurting say "ouch!" in a high pitched voice and he should stop for a second, and will likely lick you.
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    Re: Humans talking a dog's language???

    Mia does that. She seems to think I need grooming. She will also try to clean my face the way dogs clean each others' faces. I think it's all her way of showing affection.
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    Re: Humans talking a dog's language???

    Like nibbling as he is pratically itching me as he would himself... front little teeth only.

    He will give up by himself after a couple of those "itch nibs".
    Ouch in a high pitch noise does not work with him, read that method before I got him... I think because of his breed type with a different boom pitch bark than other size dogs. But he knows to lick me due to the PB on the hands reward method... and he has no problem licking me... and very few mouthing incidents too after 5 months old.

    He now mouth (communicate to say he wants something or for me to get a toy or play etc.) softly (retriever methods I think) to tell me something... a method I highly encourage with him & me.
    When I put my hands in his mouth (during grooming & vet visit for neutering at 6 months ol') it becomes a calming method for Roman. Same method with my old dog Timothy.

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    Re: Humans talking a dog's language???

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurelin View Post
    Mia does that. She seems to think I need grooming. She will also try to clean my face the way dogs clean each others' faces. I think it's all her way of showing affection.
    Yah... Roman (licks) grooms me too.
    I love wiping his face down with wetwipes like his dam cleaning him... at first he'll be like "awwww mommy... I am all grown up now and know how to clean myself" kinda "look"... with a snort too sometimes... then after a while he'll start licking his back of his paws to continue to clean.

    Definitely dog's language.

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