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    I may have said this before, but I am saying it again. I've decided Thunder is too damn smart for his own good! And also decided he understands EVERY word I say, lol!!!

    How many dogs can you give 2 suggestions to and they pick the right one? i.e., quit licking me or go in your kennel? go lay down or go in your kennel? go outside and go pee, and then we're going to bed?

    Put something away, and they saw where you put it, and don't EVER forget even tho' you may have?

    And then there are some that are just not with it.

    I got interrupted and forgot where I was going with this! LOL

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    I don't know where you're going, but I totaly agree. Our dogs know exactly what we're saying, especially the things we don't want them to know. Just like kids!

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    LOL

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    funny!!!

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    Don't you wish they could talk.

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    Yep.. that's Abbey. Kolby has more of a "whatever" attitude and he doesn't really care, but Abbey always knows what's up

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    Dozer knows what I'm saying, but some of the time (a lot of the time) these days he chooses to ignore me. He listens, thinks about how much trouble he'll be in and then goes from there. Like taking the dishtowels, for example. I'll see him eyeballing it and tell him "no!" (or "don't you dare!" and he knows what THAT means) and he'll pause, tilt his head ever so slightly, sniff at me and then grab it (though sometimes he doesn't grab it).

    Too smart.

    He is dumb in other ways though, but its so funny I don't ever want to smarten him up.
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    I agree. I often amazes me how much they understand. With Kassy I often didn't have to say anything and she would do it. Erns understand stop that or this will happen. Doesn't mean he will always listen.lol

    Funny thing I understand them too. Erns can come to me and by his manner or the way he looks from me to the table I know know he wants an apple, or tonight when I got home a friend came in and he didn't get his hug. He kept nudging me until I finally worked out what it was. Hugged him and off he went quite happy.

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    I agree. Labs get short changed on their intelligence, always ranking behind Poodles, BC's, and GSD's.
    Duke is too smart for his own good sometimes and frequently over thinks and creates a problem where none exists. For example, last weekend Liz left on a trip to visit her sisters. When Duke saw her packing he immediately ASSUMED we were both going away and he went into his misery sulk trying to get as much pity as possible. I kept telling him I was staying but obviously he didn't believe me until later that night when he realized he would get to sleep on the bed. Then all was forgiven.

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    Put something away, and they saw where you put it, and don't EVER forget even tho' you may have?


    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^This

    I might forget not to put the bread in the bread bin, and they will watch me do it , but as soon as my back is turned or I leave the house they are straight into the bread !

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