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Old 10-19-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Durm
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Do your dogs make funny associations?

When I brush my teeth in the morning, my dog runs to her crate. She must associate it with my leaving the house, and she knows she gets a good treat when she goes to her crate. Ha! Interestingly, she doesn't do this at night.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: California
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Whenever we turn on the house alarm, Dylan heads for his crate. Means we are either leaving the house or going to bed....He's rather lie in his big comfy crate...door always open.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Haha, this one is kind of bizarre. Whenever I pick up my violin to head out for my lesson, my dog runs and stands over his leash/harness. Yes I take him for walks everyday but Tuesdays - no time due to the lessons. He thinks I'm just going to carry this giant black bag with us
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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If we pack any into the truck, Niles thinks we are going on a road trip. He will quickly alert all the dogs.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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We leave our shoes by the door so, of course both labs know if we are leaving.

Bear knows when I turn on my cell phone.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Because I work from home, I never wear real clothes -- I wear PJ bottoms and t-shirts. So, as soon as I pull on a pair of jeans (or, really, as soon as I take any pair of pants out of the closet), Artie goes to his room and goes to sleep because he knows that means that I'm going out.

This one's bad: As soon as I make ANY movement away from my desk, Artie thinks we're going to the backyard.

He understands words, too. When I try to lure him inside from the backyard, sometimes "chicken" won't work. I have to say, "Want to lie down with me?" He bolts inside, runs to the living room, grabs a toy, runs to the guest room, and hops on the bed. Well, then really, I don't want to be called a liar, so I have to lie down with him!
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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The last thing I do before leaving for work in the morning is blow-dry my hair. Shermyn always has to bark (annoyingly & loudly)to tell me goodbye (or more likely to scold me for leaving) when I leave.

Then he started barking when I just turn on the hairdryer.

Now he starts barking when he hears me (very quietly) getting the hair-dryer out of the bathroom cabinet, before I even turn it on. Pretty soon, he'll probably just barking as soon as my alarm goes off when I get up, and bark for the whole hour until I leave....
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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The last thing I do before leaving for work in the morning is blow-dry my hair. Shermyn always has to bark (annoyingly & loudly)to tell me goodbye (or more likely to scold me for leaving) when I leave.

Then he started barking when I just turn on the hairdryer.

Now he starts barking when he hears me (very quietly) getting the hair-dryer out of the bathroom cabinet, before I even turn it on. Pretty soon, he'll probably just barking as soon as my alarm goes off when I get up, and bark for the whole hour until I leave....
Oh,.....the alarm clock.

Bear likes to sleep in so, he can not imagine why we would have anything with no other purpose than to wake us up.

When I set it at night I can just see how stupid he thinks it is.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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When I get really dressed - not just shoes, but hair brushed and 'real' clothes on - Munchi knows I'm leaving the house and starts crying and following me everywhere.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Because I work from home, I never wear real clothes -- I wear PJ bottoms and t-shirts. So, as soon as I pull on a pair of jeans (or, really, as soon as I take any pair of pants out of the closet), Artie goes to his room and goes to sleep because he knows that means that I'm going out.

This one's bad: As soon as I make ANY movement away from my desk, Artie thinks we're going to the backyard.

He understands words, too. When I try to lure him inside from the backyard, sometimes "chicken" won't work. I have to say, "Want to lie down with me?" He bolts inside, runs to the living room, grabs a toy, runs to the guest room, and hops on the bed. Well, then really, I don't want to be called a liar, so I have to lie down with him!
I'm forever amazed at how smart Artie is and how well he's trained you. And so fast! You must be pretty smart too!!

You've got to tell me how you got a work at home job! I've been looking for months. Figured with John's latest health issues working from home may be my only option.
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