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Odin is talking to me!

March 31st, 2005, 11:31 AM

after seeing two other bulldogs do this, I guess it's a bulldog trait.

Odin talks. It's weird. It's not exactly barking or growling. He vocalizes while moving his mouth. It is hilarious and I love it.

Problem is, he is doing it more and more, and sometimes I can't figure out why. Today i was eating some chips and dip, and he was doing it beside me at the table, and he did it all yesterday when I was making home made pasta. I think he is either "begging" or trying to get my attention. He also does it when he is scared, like in the elavator (he doesn't really like it so much).

Should I just ignore him?

March 31st, 2005, 11:36 AM
Copper talks to me and everyone else all the time! He is so vocal!! He makes all sorts of different noises for when he wants to play or needs to go out or wants on the couch etc. He's funny!

Sounds like Odin is really fitting in with your family now! :thumbs up Enjoy every minute of him!!

March 31st, 2005, 11:48 AM
Do you think that maybe the times that don't make sense, he is asking to go out? Odin doesn't ask to go out at all. He gets 4, or sometimes 5, walks a day, and goes out then.

I love it when he talks. He is so cute. TOday he was burrying his greenie and he was pushing it under the couch. He was acting like he was pushing dirt on top of it by attempting to move the carpet over it. Instead, when he looked up, his face was all red from rubbing it on the carpet! He made me laugh and so happy that we have him that I was crying I was so happy. He is my little princey boy!!

Dog Dancer
March 31st, 2005, 01:30 PM
Odin sounds cute! My lab Halo (with the also nodding head) speaks to us that way too. Normally she wants us to make Shadow move out of her way or off of her blanket, or she's begging for food or attention. She's a snuggle hound and is always asking for that. Shadow tries to bury her food dish under her bed if she doesn't want to eat and does what Odin was doing, rubbing his nose on the carpet. Shadow and Halo are both black (pictures to post soon..) so don't get red noses, that would be cute.

April 1st, 2005, 11:23 AM
Daisy talks all the time. Usually if she wants us to pay more attention, or sometimes if we tell her to lie down. Then it's hard, because we're trying to be stern, be we crack up. I'm in the middle of teaching her to do it on command ("grumble"). We got "whisper" mastered, this one's tougher!

April 1st, 2005, 12:41 PM
Boo whispers too. He did it on his own one day when he was frustrated and we trained him to do it on command. Jemma, being part husky, howls in a lower lab voice. We promised the previous owner that we'd never stop her and we haven't. When she is happy, she howls. There are so many different ones though and I have only figured out what two or three howls mean. I love the fact that they try really hard to communicate with us. I would never silence that (straight out barking is another story...)

They say we're smarter than dogs but my doggies understand full sentences that I say and I still don't understand most of what they are trying to say...

April 2nd, 2005, 09:14 PM
I love it when doggies vocalize like this! It's the best! Herbie generally does it when he's playing or wants something... he is developing what we call his little "teenage" bark too because it is more husky and deep than his other barks/vocalizations... he's growing up so fast! :love: