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Nose-bopping and other charming ways pups answer questions

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My puppies are adorable in a thousand ways, but one of them has a behavior that is especially endearing. If he wants to answer "yes" to a question, and we're face to face, he will bop me in the nose with his nose. It's the cutest thing ever.

It started when I trained them to ring the potty bell. (I use a kind that sits on the floor and looks like a "ring to summon someone to come help you" type bell, but with a larger area to suit puppy paws). Jackson rings it with his paw like I taught him... but Dabney always uses his nose to ring it.

It wasn't long after that he started bopping MY nose with his when I asked him if he needed to go potty. The expression he has on his face just before he bops, and the way he peers into my eyes right after to make sure I've understood, is priceless!

The other day, I was cuddling with him and said "I looooove you, Dabney!" He let out a little cry of happiness and nose-bopped me, then started kissing me and wagging his tail like crazy... his way of saying "I love you too" perhaps? :)

Anyone else's pup have an adorable quirky way of answering questions?
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my poodle does a nose nudge thing. If he's being left out of something, like a couch snuggle, or something, he sticks his nose under our arms and shoves his head under there. when he was a puppy, he would also do the land shark thing. Zoom around the back yard and bop you in the butt. Also, his favourite thing in the world is when someone is standing, and he nestles his head in between their legs and asks for a full body scrubby.
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