Being honest for a moment, we all think that our pets are the best pets in the world. We are quite positive about it and we might put an argument about it. So today I’m going to tell you about a dog who is not like that at all. He’s probably the worst dog in the world or the second of the worst dogs of the world, right after Marley. Remember Marley from the movie Marley and me? One that made us cry! Roxanne is a little better than him.
Sorry, I forgot to introduce Roxanne- my 4yrs old Doberman. Normally dogs come to you and if they are hungry they will just look at u and lick their mouth and your feet and palms too. But Roxanne will come up, put his forth leg on your feet and tap you like we humans do if you still don’t look convinced to feed him he will start chewing your feet or palms. No it’s not his age of growing teeth he is just hungry and he will express it that way every time he is hungry.
I’m sure all of you, dog lovers have seen that real cute face that dogs make- with their ears dropped and widening those beady eyes? Yes, that is cute and you instantly fall for that look. But BEWARE!! Sometimes they do that when they are angry or nervous. How would you know if that expresses anger or nervousness? Here is a tip. Look if he is wagging his tail with that look. If it is then its not a reason to be worried about! But if it’s not, then you should try staying away from it. Believe me, I had misjudged his looks and had to pay for that.
Dogs can be in a bad mood. You admit that right? No matter how much they love you. I think they have grown the mood swing thing from us and they are getting good at it every day. If you are late in feeding them they start playing the mister-angry-bad-guy. They become touchy when you try to talk to them or try to play them.
There is another kind of dog, the Roxanne kind. They eat you up if you don’t feed them, no bad mood, nothing. Sometimes, it actually becomes hard to read what is going on in those not-so-well-developed yet hyperactive brains. None needs to be dogs can never be evil. They love their masters unconditionally no matter how much of a headache he is to you. You know that. All of us know that. He just needs to be taken care of and understood a bit, that’s it! And it will try to give all it has to keep you happy!
Did you know that a dog can learn over 200 words? Recently an article in a leading magazine by Juliane Kaminski has stated that Rico, a Border collie could learn over 200 words and could understand short phrases.
More fun facts:
- By becoming a member of our family they actually include the humans in their packs. Dogs are the descendants of the wolves. They used to live in a pack and when they came in contact with humans they generalised their social behaviour. So do not even think for a moment that you have compromised some of your family’s space by bringing a dog. It is actually them who have compromised and still compromising.
- Have you noticed that guilty face they make? I bet you have. Because every dog does it. You may think it’s because they know that you are displeased with something your dog has done. You would be wrong. Believe it or not when you are displeased with your dog, may be a little but you show some negative body languages. Your dog gets that and in order to avoid your anger he makes that face. Dogs have no sense of guilt. I know it is hard to believe but it is true.
- Sometimes the dogs don’t come to you when you call them. Okay. Let’s face it, most of the time your dog doesn’t come to you when you call him. Do you know why? it’s either because he doesn’t get what you are trying to say or he doesn’t have enough motivation to come. If every time he came you had given him a treat then it could be enough motivating for him. Not only treats, if you took him to the park when he responded that could be motivating too.
- Dogs are attention seekers! Well… some of them are. Have you ever wondered why he barks or steals food or clothes when you are not giving them any attention? They just want your attention. When you are not giving him attention he might perform all the trainings you have given to him but still if you don’t acknowledge him, he would start barking or stealing a cloth or pulling your cloth. They don’t really care about good or bad attention. He is just happy when he is being acknowledged!
A happy wife is a myth, a happy dog is not. Dogs are basically happy creatures but when he is not he is probably having trouble in getting your attention or trouble in getting food or trouble in his health. So when he is not happy you should be worried.
I will write more about Roxanne and other good dogs on my next article. Stay on the site.
P.S: all dogs are unique in their own way.