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Old 13 March 2019, 11:40 PM
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I could have put this under weird cat behaviors as Asta thinks she's a cat sometimes. But she's really a poodle and a 60 pound poodle at that. We are having the same winds as Denver but without the snow or other precipitation. Asta likes going outside face the wind with her ears blowing back and nose held up like she's riding in a car with her head out of the window.
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Old 14 March 2019, 03:32 AM
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Not so strange. A dog learns what's going on by sniffing the brreze. Or just look at a male dog stopping at every hydrant and post to check his pee mail.
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Old 14 March 2019, 11:58 AM
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I can see a dog liking to stand facing the wind. It is similar to a dog sticking their head out a car window. Some have postulated that having the wind blow right up their nostrils allows for the scents while travelling to be turbocharged and intensified.

I just think they like the unrestricted view.
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Old 14 March 2019, 02:05 PM
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Last night, I was over at my sister and BIL's--with Ferdinand, of course--and he was exhibiting clear signs of jealousy concerning Tina, their dachshund. In the normal-for-him course of events, Ferd ignores other animals, but I guess Tina was a bridge too far (he was very jealous when she came over to his house).

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Old 14 March 2019, 02:24 PM
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Last night, I was over at my sister and BIL's--with Ferdinand, of course--and he was exhibiting clear signs of jealousy concerning Tina, their dachshund. In the normal-for-him course of events, Ferd ignores other animals, but I guess Tina was a bridge too far (he was very jealous when she came over to his house).

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No other dog is allowed to be petted while someone in the dog park is petting Pearl. Not even the person's own dog.
Pearl also twerks--she'll rub her back end against someone's leg. I don't think it's an anal gland problem.
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Old 15 March 2019, 08:49 PM
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Whenever a human sneezes in her presence, my herding dog mix will (gently) bite one of the other dogs on the face. She has no reaction to dog sneezes, and back when she was an only dog, sneezing didn't seem to agitate her at all. We speculated that she thought our second dog was somehow causing the sneeze, but now that we're fostering a third dog she just goes after whoever is closer, or she'll get both dogs if they're next to each other.
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Old 18 March 2019, 04:05 AM
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As Iíve said before, my 90 pound mutt, Boomer, has never figured out that heís a big dog, which has led to him getting bossed around by dogs not even half his size. Given that heís 13/14 years old, itís not likely heíll ever figure it out.

He also obsessively licks furniture. Last night, he spent several minutes licking a couch cushion with such intensity, I wondered if he was trying to get to the tootsie roll center of it. I hollered at him, but he kept at his work. Granted, though, my hollering intensity was greatly curtailed because I had a cat resting on my chest. I can understand giving a cushion a few licks, but the intensity Boomer was putting into it...WTF?!
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Old 18 March 2019, 11:53 AM
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As Iíve said before, my 90 pound mutt, Boomer, has never figured out that heís a big dog, which has led to him getting bossed around by dogs not even half his size. Given that heís 13/14 years old, itís not likely heíll ever figure it out.

He also obsessively licks furniture. Last night, he spent several minutes licking a couch cushion with such intensity, I wondered if he was trying to get to the tootsie roll center of it. I hollered at him, but he kept at his work. Granted, though, my hollering intensity was greatly curtailed because I had a cat resting on my chest. I can understand giving a cushion a few licks, but the intensity Boomer was putting into it...WTF?!

Big dogs don't know how big they are. I really don't think my last Dobe realized how big he was until there was food on the table. Then it occurred to him that hey! I can reach this!
My last dog Flanders was an obsessive licker as well. I tried to get her to lick soft dog toys but apparently the floor and the couch tasted better.
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Old 18 March 2019, 12:01 PM
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As a teen, I babysat for a family that had a Great Dane that liked to sit on people...oof. He had his own big armchair too. They had got him when their son was a baby, so he had grown up with the son and seemed convinced he was also a little boy.
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