Does Your Dog Communicate in a weird way

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  1. caninecrtitics profile image61
    caninecrtiticsposted 13 years ago

    My dog almost seems to talk through growling.  He growls all the time even with out threatening with his teeth. He just growls even if he is happy.  Anyone else out their have a dog or cat like that.

  2. Pearldiver profile image67
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    Wow.... Just like my ExPartner... She growled like her brother and her brother sounds alot like your dog! hmm

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      ha ha....guess that's why it's the ex...too much growling and not enuf purrrring!

      yea, my cat makes 'greeting' sounds to me when i come's nice...i'll miss it...he's moving on to kitty heaven very soon i figure.

  3. caninecrtitics profile image61
    caninecrtiticsposted 13 years ago

    I very sorry for you and your kitty.  It's never easy.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      thanks...yea i know...i hate losing a pet...i think i'll pass on getting another for a long time....will decide very soon when to 'put him down'...don't want him to suffer.

  4. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    it does seem like sometimes he is trying to talk!

    especially if he's standing by the door wanting to go out, his sounds become increasingly agitated if I don't let him out right away. and then he runs to the fence and barks and wants back in. hmm

    he has figured out a way to let us know exactly what he wants. sometimes it makes me laugh, his communication skills are better than some humans! lol

  5. Tirzah Laughs profile image61
    Tirzah Laughsposted 13 years ago

    My deaf dog talks.  She grunts, growls, snorts and whines under her breath.

    She is not being aggressive.  Half the time, she's talking to herself.


    She's just a talky breed.

  6. profile image53
    Nailzz20posted 13 years ago

    Some dogs are vocal and talk. Talk back and see where the conversation goes LOL. It's fun !

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Got a talky dog. Reacts to eye movements and facial changes. Got a talky cat too, swear we heard her say "Mama"

  7. frogdropping profile image77
    frogdroppingposted 13 years ago

    No. Our dog does not communicate in a weird way. She appears to think that we are dogs too, therefore she simply relies on all the usual muttly type noises - and expects that we know exactly what she means.

    We don't. We're always sulking at each other.

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You are a pack leader. As to sulking, peanut butter in the dog's mouth helps, as does a well placed bag on a foot or tail. Laser pointers are good too. with the dog.

      1. frogdropping profile image77
        frogdroppingposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I know - and I am. Ask Boo if ever you meet her smile

        I was being a little silly. As in ... a dog's a dog. They behave, think and live like a dog. Possibly the biggest problem causer between master/dog is to forget that.

  8. JayeWisdom profile image90
    JayeWisdomposted 13 years ago

    My mini Schnauzer has a broad vocal range (when she's not just barking at everyone she sees in the street). My favorite is the "mumbly grumble" that she uses when she wants my attention and doesn't get it right away. Such as bedtime....Such as...right now!

    Almost everything I've ever read about miniature Schnauzers calls them "talky" dogs. Just one more thing that makes them great companions. 


  9. schoolmarm profile image39
    schoolmarmposted 13 years ago

    One of my dogs is a Basenji mix and she makes the strangest noises! What is even crazier is that my other dogs mow mimic her so I have 3 huge dogs making grunting and howling noises!

  10. Green Lotus profile image59
    Green Lotusposted 13 years ago

    My brothers dog could talk on command. It was hysterical. He sounded like an old drunk.

  11. caninecrtitics profile image61
    caninecrtiticsposted 13 years ago

    So i found out a new way to get my dog to talk if I play a ringtone and it can be almost anyone he starts to whine and then he starts bark talking then howls.

  12. Stephanie Henkel profile image92
    Stephanie Henkelposted 13 years ago

    My son's dog, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, doesn't say much, but when you ask him if he want to go for a walk or play ball, he smiles!  I mean really smiles, with all teeth showing and tail wagging.  Silly dog.

  13. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 13 years ago

    I have two yorkies, both of them characters.  One growls whenever he wants something, almost like he's whining, but he especially likes to growl when he wants to play. He'll hop up on your lap with his toy in his mouth and growl at you.  He also does this little dance on his hind legs.  He'll get up on his back legs and wave his front paws at you.

    The other one yodels. He makes this strange warbling sound in the back of his throat and it sounds just like a yodel.  He also howls to music.

    If my daughter plays "I like It" by Enrique Iglesias, one will howl and the other will dance on his back legs.  One of these days I'm going to youtube it.

    1. tnderhrt23 profile image71
      tnderhrt23posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      My son and I share a Snoodle that we adopted from the pound. If he needs to go outside, and has to potty really bad, he will get behind me, jump up and push my behind with both paws repeatedly to hurry me up! I used to live in an upstairs apt where the front door was downstairs...its a good thing he is a little dog, cause his pushy self nearly sent me flying down the stairs more than once!

  14. timorous profile image83
    timorousposted 13 years ago

    I have a wonderful German Shepherd, who sits up straight and makes this wheezing sound in his throat, when he wants to go out.  Also, when he realizes he's going for a walk, he just goes bananas, like he's having an orgasm or something. lol  If anyone else heard this they'd think I was mistreating him..haha!
    I love him, of course!

  15. lindacee profile image85
    lindaceeposted 13 years ago

    I have a Cairn Terrier that yodels (for lack of a better word.) She will let me know when it is time to wake up, time to eat and time for attention by making a weird sound that doesn't sound anything like a growl. It's her version of talking. I've heard the breed is prone to being very "verbal". She is no exception!

  16. nikkidog profile image61
    nikkidogposted 13 years ago

    Yes, when my Border Collie wants something,usually a treat, she pushes really fast on the floor with her front paws, it's hilarious, and she gets her treat.

    1. profile image48
      Sword of Fireposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      IF: A dog has the intelligence of a two yr old human, they understand way more than you think. They also see more in us, their "masters" than we see in ourselves. Why else have they stuck around us so long. I "whisper" to animals.

  17. kblover profile image85
    kbloverposted 13 years ago

    Wally sometimes pokes me with his nose when he wants me to play with him. He also growls in happiness (or perhaps more like moans of various pitches, to be more precise).

    He paws me sometimes if he has to go out.

  18. LiamBean profile image80
    LiamBeanposted 13 years ago

    My dog, well my wife's dog, communicates in a number of odd ways.

    When he's in someone's lap and being stroked he'll coo like a dove. When he's frustrated, as in play, he'll do a sustained howl, kind of a growl without the "grrr" in it, more like a sustained "ah" with his mouth open. He also snorts when he's frustrated.

    He only barks if excited and that's not that often.

    Then there's the silent communication. If he needs to go out he'll stare at one or the other of us for a while. If that doesn't work he'll go into the bathroom. He never goes into the bathroom for any other reason. If his water bowl is empty he does the same staring bit and again if it doesn't work he'll hop into the bathtub.


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