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Oh, I think your way is better, Shelly. Concidence. Just Sunday, I turned over a new leaf at the shelter. ... When I get to their runs, I skid to a halt and amble along talking to them. It's quieter now.

good example! i think talking to them definitely has its place. i just think that, when working with them in a training-type setting, it's probably better not to be such a chatter box. i think it distracts them. also, in my case at least, i find that it distracts me from communicating clearly with them. that hardly seems fair, does it?

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Just made a horrible discovery my dogs don't know my name! Several shelter dogs do because they hear people ... will be recruited for hide-and-seek games to teach them. This bothers me. I don't know why, but it bothers me.

Interesting question. I'll have to try it with my dogs. They know who Mommy and Daddy are (as in "go wake Daddy"), but I'll bet they don't know us by our given names. Or maybe they do, since we use these in conversation with each other, not Mommy and Daddy.

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i just think that, when working with them in a training-type setting, it's probably better not to be such a ... with them.Oh, I see what you mean, Shelly, and I agree. Detracts from focus on both sides, don't you think?

Othewise, I think a ... susurrus (one doesn't get to use that word often) of communication is companionable. It doesn't come naturally to me.
Othewise, I think a ... susurrus (one doesn't get to use that word often) of communication is companionable. It doesn't come naturally to me.

I blab to my dogs non-stop, which means that they've learned each other's names and they respond to complete sentences. Obviously they can't actually parse the sentences, but I think it's kind of funny that they know what "After I get dressed we'll go for a walk" means. It also means that they know each other's names, although they only know the cats as "the cats" (is that bad? I think that's bad). As I mentioned earlier, I suspect they think my name is "come."
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Othewise, I think a ... susurrus (one doesn't get to use that word often) of communication is companionable. It doesn't come naturally to me.

I blab to my dogs non-stop, which means that they've learned each other's names and they respond to complete sentences. ... cats" (is that bad? I think that's bad). As I mentioned earlier, I suspect they think my name is "come."

Well, the cats won't respond to their own names, so why should the dogs care?
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It doesn't matter what she wrote! I'm just glad she came through the tornados ok.

amen! thankfully, they were a little north of us. we lost power, but that was about it. talk about skeery, though. no deaths in Indiana, but Illinois wasn't so lucky. i believe 8 people died there when one of the tornadoes hit a bar.

there was some cool video on the news of the path of one of the Indiana tornadoes. the track where went along the ground looked like a stretched out slinky.

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Well, the cats won't respond to their own names, so why should the dogs care?

mine do! rory-cat has even learned that his nickname is Sir Ponce-a-Lot (he's got a ridiculously effeminate meow).

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Well, the cats won't respond to their own names, so why should the dogs care?

mine do! rory-cat has even learned that his nickname is Sir Ponce-a-Lot (he's got a ridiculously effeminate meow).

McTavish will even come when called by his name.
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