How does your dog signal it wants something

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by Nik, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Kahlua has a funny way of letting me know she wants something when we are in bed or I am sitting.

    Kahlua will come and try to sit on me and then turn her head around and put it right in my face. Sometimes she also licks me while doing this. Sometimes she stares at me nose to nose. But she has to actually be physically on me and close to me as possible when doing this.

    She uses the same signal for all requests.

    "I want the toy Diesel has." She sits on me and turns her head so her face is in my face.

    "I want to go outside" She sits on me and turns her head so her face is in my face.

    "I want to eat now." She sits on me and turns her head so her face is in my face.

    "I want to eat some of what you are eating." She sits on me and turns her head so her face is in my face (she always gets scolded and pushed away for this one).

    "I want the toy across the room" She sits on me and turns her head so her face is in my face.

    "I want a bone." She sits on me and turns her head so her face is in my face.




    So that is what it is like to have a Kahlua that wants something ^^

    I don't know why all the photos are showing sideways though.

    So what do your dogs do to show you that they want something?
  2. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    Kryten will rest his head on something either near or on you and give a full sigh. Jiggers will alternate looking at you and whatever he wants. If that doesn't work he starts to get vocal starts with whining and progresses to barking.
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  3. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Oh I am familiar with the big sigh. Diesel does that to me every now and again. It always cracks me up.
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  4. Steven C

    Steven C Active Member

    Mine waits for a minute alone and pees in the hallway. :eek:
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  5. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Kahlua reminds me so much of my Al. I just love red brindle.

    Ella will bark, but usually just once. Al either barks or rings a bell. Roy? He doesn't bark. He's little and sweet and quiet. He rings the bell to go outside. He jumps straight up in the air to ask for toys. He's also the one with ME that has to have ground food and be fed by fork. He asks to eat by resting his chin on my leg or shoulder.

    This is him asking to eat.

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    And this is him asking for his favorite toy, a green goblin mask.

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  6. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Love that shot of him in the air!!!
    He is too cute
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  7. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    How can you tell that face no. She's so pretty
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  8. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    Kahlua does that exact straight up jump when i am at the door letting her either out or in. She just cant contain her excitement and jumps up over and over until i either ask for a sit or open the door.
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  9. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Lol, Roy does it when he comes in from potty time. He knows his brother is waiting on the other side for him and he wants me to open the door. There was a funny article some years ago describing how various breeds of dogs were made. It said boxers were made with springs. I laughed my butt off. I think your girl got that jumping trait from her boxer heritage.
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  10. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    This is Lettie asking my boyfriend for food. She is standing with her feet on the ground by the door, reaching around with her giraffe neck lol. She was only allowed there long enough for me to get a picture, bad girl. E4673C71-ACD2-4D5E-A788-B25C141E1FB9.jpeg
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  11. Jakesmum

    Jakesmum Well-Known Member

    When Jake wants a treat or thinks it's time to eat he'll come up to me, look me right in the face and lick his lips with a little slurping sound to go along with it. When I've slept in on the weekend he puts his head on the bed right beside mine and blows in my face, as soon as I look at him I get the little lick and know he wants his breakfast, 7am is long enough to be sleeping in apparently!
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  12. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    Both my dogs come and stand in front of me and I get to try to guess what they want. Once I say what they want they sit down to tell me yes.... Sunny the powder puff poodle trained Bella to do it. lol
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  13. DenyMcKusker

    DenyMcKusker Member

    Max lays on the floor and starts with a very quiet whine. It slowly increases in volume and then when he has not gotten what he wants it goes in to an explosive sizzle. I am a stay at home Canine Mommy and my husband travels so he doesn't see all that I see. 1st time he did this in front of the Hubby he thought something was wrong with him. Nope watch this...I lay down on the ground with him, rub his belly and sing Rock A By Baby to him. He melts in my arms. Yep, I created this monster :) Love it!
  14. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Whacha got in da box!!

  15. Jarena

    Jarena Well-Known Member

    Haha Lettie is a bad girl sometimes! She also has a weird way of asking for water. I need a water bell like Boxergirl. Lettie just stands in the kitchen and stares us down if her water bowl is empty. F06B3966-F22F-4451-BF37-F0E176B812EA.jpeg
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  16. Sawsealady

    Sawsealady Member

    She's so pretty!
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  17. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    LOL thats so funny! I love it!
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  18. Zeela

    Zeela Well-Known Member

    Zeela looks at and goes by the counter where her treats are and makes kinda of funny dog talking noises.
  19. glen

    glen Super Moderator Staff Member

    Gandalf is a water tart, he wont drink out of the water bowl unless its just come out the tap or even if the other 2 have sniffed it, so he comes to me nudges my arm then goes to water bowl and stares at it, when its near there food time budcuss will nudge the door where there food is. All 3 seem to know the exact time for bed they all sit in line near the treat tub i go to get it and all 3 run to there beds, i do love my boys haha
  20. April Nicole

    April Nicole Well-Known Member

    Jarena, my mini schnauzer Sophie does the same thing. She stands in front the bowl and looks at it, then at me, then back at the bowl, then at me like seriously, where's the water? Dogs are frickin awesome!!

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