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Title: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: Monroe Native on February 26, 2014, 09:08:30 PM
If my dog doesn't feel shame she is a heck of a con artist - and I'll take it!

 ;)


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting “Shame on you!” because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn’t know what your rant is about.
Behaviorists insist dogs lack shame. The guilty look — head cowered, ears back, eyes droopy — is a reaction to the tantrum you are throwing now over the damage they did hours earlier.

“Just get over it and remind yourself not to put temptation in the way next time,” said Dr. Bonnie Beaver, a professor at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and executive director of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.

But scientific findings have not put a dent in the popularity of online dog shaming sites like dogshaming.com and shameyourpet.com or videos like those posted on youtube.com/crackrockcandy. In the photos and videos, dogs wear humorous written “confessions” and often are surrounded by the remnants of their misdeeds. There is no question that in some photos, they look guilty of eating, drinking, chewing, licking or destroying something they shouldn’t have.

Dogshaming.com was the first and is among the most popular sites. Since Pascale Lemire started it in August 2012, it has received more than 58 million page views and more than 65,000 submissions. A submission has to come with a photo showing the dog’s guilty look.
Lemire, who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, also published a book called “Dog Shaming,” which hit the New York Times best-seller list in January.[url]http://www.dogshaming.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.dogshaming.com/[/url])

“I don’t think dogs actually feel shame,” Lemire said. “I think they know how to placate us with this sad puppy-dog look that makes us think they’re ashamed of what they’ve done. My guess is that their thinking is: ‘Oh man, my owner is super mad about something, but I don’t know what, but he seems to calm down when I give him the sad face, so let’s try that again.’”


http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/02/26/behaviorists-dogs-feel-no-shame-despite-the-look/ (http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/02/26/behaviorists-dogs-feel-no-shame-despite-the-look/)

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Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: BigRedDog on March 01, 2014, 09:11:04 AM
Our big red 'baby' has been a con artist since the night she arrived here.

Our only son came carrying her in about 2am one morning and turned on all the lights and yelled out something along the line of "everyone come meet the 'redhead' I brought home"...  that woke me up right away because he had been dating a very attractive 'blonde' for quite some time :o :o :o

Anyway, she was just a puppy maybe 8-10 weeks old and she's been 'conning' us since night number one 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on March 01, 2014, 10:24:48 AM
Our big red 'baby' has been a con artist since the night she arrived here.

Our only son came carrying her in about 2am one morning and turned on all the lights and yelled out something along the line of "everyone come meet the 'redhead' I brought home"...  that woke me up right away because he had been dating a very attractive 'blonde' for quiet some time :o :o :o

Anyway, she was just a puppy maybe 8-10 weeks old and she's been 'conning' us since night number one 8) 8) 8)
Dogs definitely have that effect! My black lab has always found that it was easy to get her way. She would either walk up with her leash or the Frisbee, and would moan till she got her way.
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: SidecarFlip on March 01, 2014, 10:38:52 AM
Dogs definitely have that effect! My black lab has always found that it was easy to get her way. She would either walk up with her leash or the Frisbee, and would moan till she got her way.

I had a girlfriend like that once...... :D

My bassett/coon hound mix, house dog, diabetic pup has the saddest eyes and she knows just how to coax a tid bit from me.

I won't accept and smooches however.  Her favorite yard treat is cat poop..... ;D
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 01, 2014, 10:39:31 AM
She would either walk up with her leash or the Frisbee, and would moan till she got her way.

That's a coincidence, Mrs. Fuzz used to do the same.   ;)
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: Monroe Native on March 01, 2014, 12:07:07 PM
Dogs definitely have that effect! My black lab has always found that it was easy to get her way. She would either walk up with her leash or the Frisbee, and would moan till she got her way.

Mine big red dog does the same thing!  She cries like a baby till you start to throw things for her to bring back to you.

No wrestling though - if I get down on the floor and try to wrestle with her she humbles herself.  She won't mess with Alpha Dog.

Another thing....  she found the duck mount that is up on the wall.  That duck fascinates her....  I think she is going to moan and cry at some point until I take her out to get one of her own.
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on March 01, 2014, 12:49:43 PM
Mine big red dog does the same thing!  She cries like a baby till you start to throw things for her to bring back to you.

No wrestling though - if I get down on the floor and try to wrestle with her she humbles herself.  She won't mess with Alpha Dog.

Another thing....  she found the duck mount that is up on the wall.  That duck fascinates her....  I think she is going to moan and cry at some point until I take her out to get one of her own.
Mine is almost 13 now, and recently diagnosed with a tumor. She has spent many hours in the duck blind and in the field, and loved to hunt. I'm glad that I was able to hunt her this past fall one last time! So by all means, get that dog of yours a duck!

Fuzz, do you have a picture of Mrs. Fuzz catching her frisbee?
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 01, 2014, 12:58:49 PM
Yes, I do......but I don't think I can shrink it down sufficiently to keep it under the pic size for this forum so it would fit the screen.

Don't tell her I said that btw!

Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on March 01, 2014, 01:00:47 PM
Yes, I do......but I don't think I can shrink it down sufficiently to keep it under the pic size for this forum so it would fit the screen.

Don't tell her I said that btw!
Are you kidding me? I'm using this as blackmale for trade for steelhead fillets!
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 01, 2014, 01:03:19 PM
You do realize how easily fish can be tainted don't you!  LMAO
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on March 01, 2014, 01:06:50 PM
You do realize how easily fish can be tainted don't you!  LMAO
There will be an envelope addressed to your wife containing your comment! Should I die of "fish poisoning" the envelope will be delivered...and then we will both be gone! Lol!
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: Tiny on March 01, 2014, 01:12:09 PM
We have a Jack Russel, and when she was a pup and we were house breaking her we hung a bell on the door and would ring it when we took her out. If she did her job we would give her a treat. Now 4 years later she gets up and rings the bell and waits by the door. When we get up to take her out, she runs in the kitchen and stares at the treat jar.
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: The Fuzz on March 01, 2014, 01:15:32 PM
There will be an envelope addressed to your wife containing your comment! Should I die of "fish poisoning" the envelope will be delivered...and then we will both be gone! Lol!

Touche'......I extend my arm forward with the Peace Pipe!
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: Professor H on March 01, 2014, 02:53:21 PM
Touche'......I extend my arm forward with the Peace Pipe!
I'm always willing to offer services as a witness - when someone starts talking about breaking out the Pipe...

My dog knows all the tricks to get outside - even how to wake me up at night.   He knows that the treats are kept under the sink - so anytime he hears someone in the kitchen doing dishes - he waits patiently.   
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: Brian Beneteau on March 01, 2014, 03:30:51 PM
Touche'......I extend my arm forward with the Peace Pipe!
Peace Pipe from Fuzz come with prescription?


My dog knows all the tricks to get outside - even how to wake me up at night.   He knows that the treats are kept under the sink - so anytime he hears someone in the kitchen doing dishes - he waits patiently.   
You mean that rabid pit bull? He almost ate my truck, lol!
Title: Re: Does your Dog know how to con you?
Post by: Professor H on March 01, 2014, 04:08:37 PM

You mean that rabid pit bull? He almost ate my truck, lol!
He is a pretty good con at being a ferocious watch dog!

Just a big ole baby at heart...