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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-19-2017, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Things you didn't teach your Hav, but they do anyway...

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I am still impressed at how freakin' smart my half hav Ollie is. Here are a couple of things I didn't teach him that he does anyway:

1) scratches on the sliding glass door if it's closed: To the backyard, there is one in my room, and one which is usually open off the dining room. Some times, even if the dining room door is open, but he wants to comes into my bedroom, he'll scratch on my sliding glass door.

2) Stands next to the treat bag when he wants that treat: They used to be on the floor, in the doorway of my bedroom. But when I got Starbee, she was having self serve buffet so I had to move it to a secure location. When I'm in my bedroom, he stands where the treat bags used to be (doesn't leave till he gets what he wants). If I'm in the room where the treat bags are, he stands next to them, till he gets one. very patient.

3) He knows how he likes his hair: He likes bangs in his face. Looks like a mini sheepdog to me, the eye doctor vet recently said he reminds her of a tiny Bouvier with the bangs in his eyes. He hates his man bun, and quickly returns his hair to his preferred style.

What things does your Hav do, that you didn't teach him?
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1) Learned to ask to get let out to pee by standing by the door, looking at her leash and whining.

2) If we are not around/do not hear her when she needs to go, she will pee in the shower. We NEVER put her in there to go pee. Somehow she thought it was a good idea. A couple months ago she had diarrheaand went in the shower when we were away from home.

3) Open doors (that are not latched shut) by scratching with her paw.
If the balcony door is shut she will often scratch it once just to let us know she wants to go out.


Both 1) and 3) are sort of trained, because we or the item responds to her, rewarding her with what she wants.
But I have no idea ehy she thought a shower is a good place to pee and what is rewarding about doing her bussines in there instead of on the floor (we never punished her). She likes to go pee outside more than in (the shower) though.
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Today Tux exhibited his creative mind. He loves to play tug of war with his toy octopus with either my husband or me. He did the usual walk up to us with it in his mouth and dared us to try and grab it. We had other things to do, so we ignored him. He kept dropping the toy at my feet a couple of times to see if he could tempt me into picking it up. I still ignored him. The next time I looked down at him he was sitting up with the toy in his mouth (similar to what he does for a treat), pleading for me to toss it. Soooooo, I did. It was just too cute and inventive to let that one slide. LOL

I always tell Tux to go get Mark in his office ONLY when I'm ready to SERVE lunch. Only when Mark acknowledges to Tux that he is getting up, does Tux run back into the kitchen (ears flopping and flying behind him in glee) does he get a small treat. Today, I was just beginning to fix the meal when Tux took off for Mark's office. Hey, the sooner he gets him up and out of the office, the sooner the reward. Right?

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Today Tux exhibited his creative mind. He loves to play tug of war with his toy octopus with either my husband or me. He did the usual walk up to us with it in his mouth and dared us to try and grab it. We had other things to do, so we ignored him. He kept dropping the toy at my feet a couple of times to see if he could tempt me into picking it up. I still ignored him. The next time I looked down at him he was sitting up with the toy in his mouth (similar to what he does for a treat), pleading for me to toss it. Soooooo, I did. It was just too cute and inventive to let that one slide. LOL
I don't know if this falls into the category of things I didn't teach Perry or things he's taught me to do , but when Perry wants me to throw his toys for him to chase/ catch he will first 'throw' it to me. I think it started with the usual, he'll drop the toy at my feet or beside me on the couch when he wants me to throw it (or when I'm standing he wants me to kick it with my feet)... but if I don't take the hint then he started picking it up and sort of flinging (throwing) it to me. If it's his ball, then if you don't take the hint he'll come and nudge it so that it rolls to you, if it's one of his toys, he'll pick it up and fling it again til you take the hint.
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So,

I am still impressed at how freakin' smart my half hav Ollie is. Here are a couple of things I didn't teach him that he does anyway:

1) scratches on the sliding glass door if it's closed: To the backyard, there is one in my room, and one which is usually open off the dining room. Some times, even if the dining room door is open, but he wants to comes into my bedroom, he'll scratch on my sliding glass door.

2) Stands next to the treat bag when he wants that treat: They used to be on the floor, in the doorway of my bedroom. But when I got Starbee, she was having self serve buffet so I had to move it to a secure location. When I'm in my bedroom, he stands where the treat bags used to be (doesn't leave till he gets what he wants). If I'm in the room where the treat bags are, he stands next to them, till he gets one. very patient.

3) He knows how he likes his hair: He likes bangs in his face. Looks like a mini sheepdog to me, the eye doctor vet recently said he reminds her of a tiny Bouvier with the bangs in his eyes. He hates his man bun, and quickly returns his hair to his preferred style.

What things does your Hav do, that you didn't teach him?

Teddy has self taught himself lots of random things... the ones I can remember are:

- Bang a specific point on the door, and it opens. Same with shoe cupboard!

- Cheat on his puzzle toy - hold the toy from the tail, shake his head twice (with toy in mouth), throw toy on floor, pick up and slam on the wall! all small squeeky fish fall out at one go - puzzle solved in under 30 seconds!

- how to use the mineral water dispenser (why drink tap water when he can drink mineral water?) - we now put a chair against it to keep him away but I recently found out that he knows how to get between the chair and dispenser without the chair falling - he got caught in the act!

- how to open the window above his favourite sofa!

- How to guilt his human family into sharing (dog friendly) dinner with him

- How to open the car door from inside (if not locked)

- How to open suitcases - we found out when he let himself into the guest room, opened a guest's suitcase (he pulled the zip to open it) as the guest slept, got inside the bag and stole a dirty underwear! I had to chase him around the apartment for 10 mins to get the underwear from him (yuck!) and return to the guest. Guest not amused and neither was I!
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