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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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No way!! It must be a Poodle thing then! Our older Standard has never done much nose-bopping (at least not as a routine communication tool!) the way Dabney does... he has bopped my leg with his nose a few times to get my attention, but the funniest to me is when he smashes his nose right into my nose... sometimes it hurts a little but it's so worth it for the cuteness of it!

Maybe I'll bop him in the nose one day to see what he says about it! :D
Poodleholic, your pups sound as charmingly mischievous as mine are!! They would have a ball playing together!

Trumpetjock and Locke, that is so sweet!! The Golden Retrievers I've had would all do the head-under-the-hand-to-be-petted thing, and one of them always had to be holding hands with you at all times. So cute!

Earlier tonight, I felt a nose nudge on my leg and looked over and Jackson was smiling at me and wagged his tail, then trotted on to wherever he was going. "Just wanted to say hi, Mom!" :D I love how sweet and social and quirky and human they are!!

It wasn't so sweet and adorable when Dabney pulled my pajama bottoms off this morning!! :O Crazy prankster... he's so good about not nipping, but every once in a while he thinks it's funny to try to pull Mommy's pants off!!
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