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Old May 18th 04, 01:55 PM
Indie
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.... my 18 month toy [teenager] dog sometimes places both of his front paws
on my foot while he's standing and I'm sitting down. I move my foot or say
"off" and he does.

Is this a sign of dominance? Why would this be a dominance thing? What do I
need to do? Or am I reading it into too much.

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Old May 18th 04, 02:07 PM
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on 2004-05-18 at 20:55 wrote:

... my 18 month toy [teenager] dog sometimes places both of
his front paws on my foot while he's standing and I'm sitting
down. I move my foot or say "off" and he does.

Is this a sign of dominance? Why would this be a dominance
thing? What do I need to do? Or am I reading it into too
much.


if he's getting off your feet when you tell him to, then i
would be inclined to assume there's not problem. it can be
easy to fall into the mindset that everything a dog does boils
down to dominance, when, in fact, it could be as simple as him
being a klutz with his feet.

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Old May 18th 04, 02:07 PM
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on 2004-05-18 at 20:55 wrote:

... my 18 month toy [teenager] dog sometimes places both of
his front paws on my foot while he's standing and I'm sitting
down. I move my foot or say "off" and he does.

Is this a sign of dominance? Why would this be a dominance
thing? What do I need to do? Or am I reading it into too
much.


if he's getting off your feet when you tell him to, then i
would be inclined to assume there's not problem. it can be
easy to fall into the mindset that everything a dog does boils
down to dominance, when, in fact, it could be as simple as him
being a klutz with his feet.

--
shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet
http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
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Old May 18th 04, 02:07 PM
shelly
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on 2004-05-18 at 20:55 wrote:

... my 18 month toy [teenager] dog sometimes places both of
his front paws on my foot while he's standing and I'm sitting
down. I move my foot or say "off" and he does.

Is this a sign of dominance? Why would this be a dominance
thing? What do I need to do? Or am I reading it into too
much.


if he's getting off your feet when you tell him to, then i
would be inclined to assume there's not problem. it can be
easy to fall into the mindset that everything a dog does boils
down to dominance, when, in fact, it could be as simple as him
being a klutz with his feet.

--
shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet
http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
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Old May 18th 04, 07:57 PM
Rocky
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shelly said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

it can be
easy to fall into the mindset that everything a dog does boils
down to dominance, when, in fact, it could be as simple as him
being a klutz with his feet.


Exactly. Rocky is far from dominant (to me, anyway), but he's a
klutz. Of course, he could be telling me that my shoes are too
clean (when I'm wearing shoes) or that his nails are too long
(when I'm not wearing shoes).

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--Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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Old May 18th 04, 07:57 PM
Rocky
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shelly said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

it can be
easy to fall into the mindset that everything a dog does boils
down to dominance, when, in fact, it could be as simple as him
being a klutz with his feet.


Exactly. Rocky is far from dominant (to me, anyway), but he's a
klutz. Of course, he could be telling me that my shoes are too
clean (when I'm wearing shoes) or that his nails are too long
(when I'm not wearing shoes).

--
--Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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Old May 18th 04, 07:57 PM
Rocky
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shelly said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

it can be
easy to fall into the mindset that everything a dog does boils
down to dominance, when, in fact, it could be as simple as him
being a klutz with his feet.


Exactly. Rocky is far from dominant (to me, anyway), but he's a
klutz. Of course, he could be telling me that my shoes are too
clean (when I'm wearing shoes) or that his nails are too long
(when I'm not wearing shoes).

--
--Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
 




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