There’s a language barrier but we’re still pals.

“Slap me five!”
“Don’t understand.”
“Slap me five!”
“Sniff your hand?”
“No! Slap me five!”
“Still not…”
“Slap me five!”
“Can I…buy a vowel or something?”
“Slap me five!”
“Okay, look. How about you just pet me?”

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You shouldn't ask these questions of a paranoid recluse, you know.
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5 Responses to There’s a language barrier but we’re still pals.

  1. Ben says:

    I love that head-tilt move that some dogs use.

  2. Robert says:

    Sigh. Some of us can’t do videos. Trying to get Torso Boy to shake paws, er, hands?

  3. Joel says:

    No, it’s a border collie puppy. TB’s a lost cause when it comes to learning tricks.

  4. Robert says:

    Joel: Ah. Thank you. I should clarify: I can still see- I just can’t play some videos.

    TB isn’t totally beyond learning- he has learned that he needs to use the tree that is most inconvenient for you.

  5. Norman says:

    That is very interesting; the dog understands that the human wants him (or her) to do something but the dog could not figure out what, due to lack of training/experience/etc. so he does something that fits into the current logic structure of his doggy brain. It wasn’t what the human wanted but it was the best the dog could do under the circumstances and it appears the dog knew that.

    Pretty impressive.

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