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I just had to share this with other doglovers :)

I went out this morning to water the flowers (hot day ahead) and when I glanced back, I saw my dog through the clear door screen, standing up and looking at me with an anxious expression.

I went back in and said,"I'm only going to be out for a few minutes, but you can come out with me if you want. Do you want to?"

My dog went over to his leash and stood right beside it, and then he lifted his chin and puffed his chest out, like, "Put it on! Put it on!" It was so cute and funny!

I clipped his leash on and brought him outside, attached to a long line outside which I keep for when I do yardwork. He laid there and watched me water the flowers, he seemed quite happy.

Any more stories about cute smart things your dog does?
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How cute!!!

I had a really bad tummy ache the other night and my puppy had her head on my tummy all night :D like a hot water bottle. Loved it, like she knew I was sore! Normally she just rolls up like a doughnut and lies next to us.
 

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We met a couple of dogs and their owner at a fence and then again a few days later. The first meeting went well and the second meeting near the fence was going uneventfully when, without fanfare, the lady opened the gate to let Frank into her yard. His nose was right by the gate, so it was clearly an invitation. :)

There was more sniffing and such and then Frank began to explore the woman's back yard. He followed the fence line to the garage and then along the garage to behind the garage.

When he went out of sight behind the garage, the lady remembered that she had left her back door open. Too late!

Frank followed the scent trail path right into her house and was eyeing Kenny & Lela's bowls when she caught up with him. :cool:

He came right out when Diane asked him. I was pleased that he did show a bit of self control and didn't take off on a exploratory adventure thru her house.
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Nova has kong toy that has the shape of a bone and usually we leave it in the crate with her. We have been training her to stay calm when we have a meal and not to whine and beg for food. Now when we have a meal, she runs into her crate, grabs her kong bone and sits on her spot on the couch just playing with it. No more big puppy eyes when we eat our dinner :D she knows she doesn't get a single crumb from the table. I do give her treats afterwards when she waits patiently. Such a good girl.
 

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My pup is a pro at stealing what another dog has

My girl, Ayla, is full of personality. She uses charm and finesse to get what she wants. Which really can make her a bit (more than a bit) of a brat at times.

I always have one or two foster dogs around and my sister's dog. so it can be a full house.

No matter what the item is that another dog has, Ayla thinks she has to have it and she will charm and finesse her way into getting it. She'll approach the other dog all innocently and lay down next to them. She'll start licking their face. She'll rest her head on her paws, then lick, then nudge, etc. It's like she's saying "Hi, how are ya? I'm not after anything. I just want to be your friend. What do you have there? That looks interesting...." She waits patiently and takes the first opportunity to slyly slip the item away then she rushes into her "den" to keep it safe. The other dog rarely sees her do anything. If the other dog notices something he/she might curl the lip and do a warning growl, and if so Ayla backs off a bit to reassure them, "No worries. I'm your friend. I'm not up to anything. It's all good."

She's a brat in so many ways. I do step in to stop her from stealing toys and treats, but on occasion I watch her do it because she's such a pro at getting what she wants while being nice about it. I keep thinking I need to film it, it's quite funny to see.
 

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My dog Garm loves people. Big, small, young, old, loves em'.

I have a very young nephew. Fast friends after said nephew let the dog loose from where we'd put him in the bathroom so he didn't beg during dinner (then proceeded to feed him the bits of cheese he didn't want which we of course discouraged). They spent the rest of the evening playing.

Garm's food bowls are in the dining room, when we don't have a bunch of people visiting, he usually eats his dinner when we do. We know to ignore any begging or send him away, our guests don't always. My dog wasn't even a full year when this happened, he's learned not to beg at the table now. He didn't then.

We're all talking after dinner. My nephew and the dog are playing with a rope toy, everything is fine, we are occasionally checking on them. My dog stopped to eat, heard him chewing, looked over. My nephew had come up behind the dog, and tucked his head under the dog's back legs and turned to look up at my poor dog's stomach. My dog didn't even stop eating, but he did look back with a very confused look before looking up at us like 'is this normal for mini humans?'

We immediately pulled my nephew aside and explained that you shouldn't do that. It is a favorite Christmas story though. My dog is black and tan, at the time, he had a thin tawny ring that went around his lower chest and belly. My nephew hadn't seen a black and tan dog before meeting mine and was just curious about his markings.

I was so relieved and rather proud at how well my dog tolerated the strange situation that was that Christmas evening. We laugh about it now.
 

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One night my dad yelled at me for being up late and I went to my room trying not to cry. Luna was on my bed and she tried to cheer me up the best she could. She knew I was upset and would lick my face and wag her tail. My kitten also tried to cheer me up. She purred as loud as she could and allowed me to hold her like a baby and talk to her as much as I needed. I felt better afterwards.
 

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I had a 4 month old puppy who learned how to turn the lever-style door handles we had in the apartment building. Couldn't keep her in any room because she would literally let herself out!
 

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I would like to share a story about my dog Akita and her noble act. Every summer my husband and I go to the country house, and a family of hedgehogs somehow settled under our house. I was cooking a barbecue, Akita was running around for some time and began to beg my husband with a mournful look. Well, I gave her a piece of meat, she ran away somewhere, and after five minutes she came back and asked for more, I gave her meat about seven times afterwards. I realized that something was wrong here, and went to check her shelter I came and saw my dog sharing a barbecue with a small hedgehog.
 
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