Well when he barks and pees on your leg, he is saying OUT, and if he barks twice if it is a smart dog it might mean number two, and open the door quicker. If he brings his dish drops it on your foot and barks, he's hungry, etc.
Because he writes some of my hubs when I'm out of the house. His name's Zoidberg by the way.
What a great idea for a hub! I agree LRobbins that it's mostly in the eyes and the body language. My chihuahuas are vocally epressive as well. One has a special "I want to go outside" bark. It's a low "woof" that is funny to hear coming out of a tiny chihuahua's mouth. Another howls when I get off schedule. If it's time to make dinner and I'm not in the kitchen he will go to the kitchen and howl, and if it's time for bed and I'm not making any movement in that direction he will sit on the bed an howl. He's a little creature of habit. Now that I think about it they have lots of verbalizations that they have trained me to respond to. They are so cleaver!
by ParadigmShift...8 years ago
We all know animals can be trained and learn commands. But how do they think? Do they think at all? Can they think ahead? Contemplate? And in what language?
by mandybeau8 years ago
It is really hard to know when, you post a Hub, whether the person, is male, female, or for that matter even a Human, just joking. By this I am trying to establish that although most of us are totally ordinary people...
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