Note that this question is being asked under severe threat of bodily harm by DW.
Why, when Moogli and his mother are playing, do they insist on playing in and around my wife's legs??

Marcel and Moogli
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Note that this question is being asked under severe threat of bodily harm by DW. Why, when Moogli and his mother are playing, do they insist on playing in and around my wife's legs??

It's just more fun if a human can be involved, evidently. I always have to keep moving away from the dogs when they are playing bitey-face, as they continually gravitate towards me. I have the bruises to prove it.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Rosalie the calico
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Note that this question is being asked under severe threat ... they insist on playing in and around my wife's legs??

It's just more fun if a human can be involved, evidently. I always have to keep moving away from the dogs when they are playing bitey-face, as they continually gravitate towards me. I have the bruises to prove it.

The only one the dogs are allwed to play with in the house is me. If they want to play with each other, they MUST do it outside
On 23 Aug 2005 17:41:26 GMT, Marcel Beaudoin
Note that this question is being asked under severe threat of bodily harm by DW. Why, when Moogli and his mother are playing, do they insist on playing in and around my wife's legs??[/nq]It's not just them. All my dogs would prefer to wrestle and play bitey face around human legs. We have had to teach them this is absolutely forbidden since they are big and the kids are small. We are currently teaching Sammie and Molly this rule. They are really bad because Sammie baits Molly and then runs to my legs to hide. Maybe that's a small dog twist to it. The good thing is that he is small enough that I can pick him up to move him. I tell him to go play and tell Molly to go get him and teach him a lesson.

At which point they play their way back to my legs and we start over again. It is getting better with time, though. Maybe I should start asking Sammie if he wants his teeth brushed every time he comes around my legs in the middle of a wrestling match. Molly has caught on to "get out of my way" in other contexts, so she is easier to get away from me when playing. I've never had to tell Sammie to get out of my way. Is that because he can't afford to wait for people to see him and ask him to move? The big dogs sure don't watch out for traffic and get their butts out of the walkway.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
Why, when Moogli and his mother are playing, do they insist on playing in and around my wife's legs??

That's a good question, apparently it seems that in our home anyway, it is The Boys' way of
saying, "Check us out, Dad! We are TOUGH! We are COOL! Don't you want to play too?"
They don't really do this to me, but every day when my husband comes home from workk, he gives
each dog their share of petting, then the riotous, raucous, bitey-face games begin all under his feet.
/Shelly & The Boys