How do you know when you hav is smart? - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
Ruth (me) Chester (dog)
 
Ruth4Havs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. Louis area
Posts: 887
Submit Photo: 16
Photo Submissions 8 Times in 8 Posts
How do you know when you hav is smart?

Is s/he? Name one thing your hav does that makes you KNOW he is smart. If you have multiple havs, please include them too. One thing that Chester does that makes him smart is that he'll paw at the back door to go potty - and we didn't even teach him to do that. He will lie on vents when he is hot. And find out very clever ways to escape upstairs.(where he is not allowed) Please share yours!


Hav to hav a Hav!!!
Ruth and Chester
(Chester's DOB - 4/04/13)
"Dogs are NOT stupid, they are smarter than you think."
Ruth4Havs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 05:52 PM
Dave T
 
davetgabby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,726
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 112 Times in 110 Posts
she picked us .

Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild
davetgabby is offline  
post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 08:17 PM
Member
 
fishtwinslink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 30
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lincoln also scratches at the door to go out and we didn't teach him either! Funny! He also knows when it is bedtime for our kids and waits at the gate at the bottom of the stairs.. then he gets to "help" us put them to bed
fishtwinslink is offline  
 
post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 09:13 PM
Jacqueline
 
sprorchid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 1,090
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 13 Times in 13 Posts
He can discriminate words and pictures with his nose.

and he can tell when I have a migraine, and which car or motorcycle I will drive/ride, depending on my attire.

and he never humps my female anatolian when I am in plain sight.

serious.
sprorchid is offline  
post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 10:19 PM
LINDA
 
lfung5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 6,496
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 35 Times in 32 Posts
When I go on walks and hikes, Fred can see if there is a short cut and sometimes will take it. He has done this since he was a puppy. Instead of take the route going around, he might decide to cut straight through. Also on our walks around my hood, he will often try to cut the walk short by turning down side streets! He also passed the peanut butter test

All my guys are smart be he stands out.





lfung5 is offline  
post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 10:23 PM
Senior Member
 
RitaandRiley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Long Island
Posts: 822
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 8 Times in 8 Posts
What is the peanut butter test?

RITA
RitaandRiley is offline  
post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 12:59 AM
Canela, Vino & Jack's Mom
 
BFrancs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Born and raised in Chicago; now North Pole, Alaska
Posts: 693
Submit Photo: 35
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 6 Posts
Canela has a real good memory. Canela LOVES to save her treats till she's hungry. She will hide them from the other dogs. Days or hours can go by and the next thing I know she's eating her treat. While the other dogs look at her then look at me as to say "Mami why don't we get treats"and I swear I can see her smirking the entire time. She will do the same thing with her kibble, she will take a piece at time and hide it under her mat in her crate she saves it later ...for a snack Lol If the crates closed she will paw at it until I open it. Another of Canela's favorite is the lamb trachea, she will chew on these for hours so I have take them away from her and I could put it on my desk and she'll jump on the chair to get on the desk and runs away with it (its cute-sounds dangerous but she's always supervised) or if I put it on a counter. I will forget where I put it but Canela always remember or it just might be her nose smelling it.... sometimes I purposely move it from one room to another room to see if notices and she does .... she's a smarty cookie.

She doesn't paw to potty but she will paw at the kitchen cabinet were all the treats are kept.

Roxxy learn how to get out of crate by pawing at the gate latch so we had to get a more secure crate.


Sent from Petguide.com App

Betty AKA Canela, Jack and Vino's Mom







In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog..
BFrancs is offline  
post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 01:24 AM
Senior Member
 
Ruthiec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Queensland, Australia
Posts: 454
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 7 Times in 6 Posts
He always knows when my back is turned - particularly when I've just put out some food for our cat

Before Ziwipeak he wouldn't even look at his food unless he had seen me go to the fridge to get the cheese

He knows which flowers are weeds and which aren't - he never eats the weeds
Ruthiec is offline  
post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 04:51 AM
Senior Member
 
tra_po's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 396
Submit Photo: 10
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 6 Posts
This is a great question and I love the responses. I'm still learning Ludo.

Traci & Ludo

*~*~*~*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*

The dog becomes your dream come true, the very thing you wanted.
- Maurice Sendack

tra_po is offline  
post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 04:53 AM
Evelyn
 
whimsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chicago burbs
Posts: 4,652
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 30 Times in 28 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by davetgabby View Post
she picked us .
I like this answer!

whimsy is offline  
Reply

Tags
dog , share , smart

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome