Despite the fact that cats obviously trump dogs on the internet, there is still a debate raging within the hallowed halls of my house: is our dog smart, or is our dog stupid? Does she emulate her owners and live that duality to a full extreme?
Here’s what my dog can do:
*Stuff that will result in a dog cookie. She will sit, and lay down and go to her crate.
What she can’t do:
*Shut up when told to shut up.
*Not jump on people when they first arrive.
Before you start sharing your wisdom and suggest upping the dog treat factor, understand that if I gave a treat every time she shut up when I said to, she would become morbidly obese.
Let’s investigate this barking thing. My dog is the Anti-Watch dog. This is the dance broken down into dog behavior vs. actual situation.
Dog: WOOO WOOO WOO WOO WOOOO GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR WOO WOO WOOOOOOOOO!
Situation: Alert the authorities! The neighbor came home and opened the car door!!!!!!!!!
Dog: WWOOOOOOO WOOOO WOOO WOO WOOOO WOOOOOO WOOOOOO!
Situation: Call 911! There’s a leaf out on the driveway and it moved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dog: Snores loudly.
Situation: It sounds like the zombie apocalypse with a hundred jack hammers is coming down the street.
She can, interestingly, sit and bark simultaneously.