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Is your dog too smart for his/her own good?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by PeytonLove, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. PeytonLove

    PeytonLove Good Dog

    Peyton, who is now 13 months, has successfully figured out how to open bedroom/bathroom doors in our house. I must now "babyproof" our doors so that he'll stop going in and stealing things (which he just hoards onto his dog bed, but sometimes a nice stinky DESIGNER shoe is too irresistable to gnaw on, ugh) and snoozin' on the beds. The little brat! haha.

    Anyone else have a dog that's too smart and does silly things like this?
  2. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    Mine can open the screen door to the back yard. That is why I am such an asshole about keeping the DOOR itself closed. The 5 kids around here think I am just being an ass.

    My pup also flushes the toilet so he can have a fresh drink of water. How weird.
  3. PeytonLove

    PeytonLove Good Dog

    now if only you could teach him to potty in the toilet, you'd be set haha :D
  4. JakesMom5332

    JakesMom5332 Little Dog

    Jake is pretty darned smart, but has learned he doesn't have to do the dirty work himself. Our old Smooth Collie, Conner, learned very early on how to open doors, the oven door and the refrigerator door. For the first 6 months that my bf and I were together he thought I was getting up to eat the left over pizza in the oven or fridge and I thought he was doing it. Until we happened to catch the old man in the act. (Now I can't hang dish towels on the oven or fridge doors) So, now Jake and Harley just go get Conner if they are wanting something opened. This leaves us having to actually lock the front and back doors if we aren't right there.
  5. #1 stunner

    #1 stunner Good Dog

    Trigger knows how to open the sliding glass door and he also knows how to open the door to his crate, needless to say....we put a quick stop to that. He never ceases to amaze me...smarty pants.
  6. Pink

    Pink GRCH Dog

    Cleo liked to knock the gate door off to her pen.
    She'd get her nose in the hole of the chain link and push up, and it would come right off the hinges.

    We fixed that problem though, and she no longer does it.

    Other than that, neither of mine really CAN do anything too smart, lol.
    She's locked up, and Torque's on the chainspot.
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  7. wildbill0124

    wildbill0124 Puppy

    My male pup can and will open all the cabinets he can reach looking for treats, so I had to baby proof them. He has also got the theory for door knobs down he just lack the technique. He will jump in the air and grab the knob with his mouth, but can't grab a hold of it to open it. I imagine that once he is tall enough to reach while still having his back feet on the ground he will be letting himself in and out all over the house.
  8. seasicksquid

    seasicksquid Little Dog

    In a word....no.

    I've been blessed with the world's dumbest pit bull, I think.

  9. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    BOTH of my monsters are too smart for their own good. Raj "talks" to my cat Malice (they grew up together) and gets her to open to kennel for him! I had no clue how the hell Raj kept getting out until one day I actually hid in my closet (yes...i did this lol) and saw it happen. Freakin animals. Now im thinking Willow has Mozart doing the same thing cause there will be times when we come home and Willow will be right there by our door waiting for us lol
  10. HAVIK2211

    HAVIK2211 Little Dog

    Maybelline will push open the back door when she wants to come inside and leaves Havik outside because he hasnt figured it out yet. She also talks back when she doesnt get what she wants or disagrees with what we are doing. We cant say "out" anymore because she looks at you and runs to the door. Havik grabs the mail from the mail slot when the postman comes by.
  11. Harleys Momma

    Harleys Momma Good Dog

    Your not alone!

    Harley learns pretty quick if I teach him something step by step but for learning on his own.. not a chance. Just the other day coming into the house I said my usual "ok come on" which tells Harley and my son its time to go in and they stop playing and head for the back door. Well apparently I said it sooner than normal in my walk to the door myself because Harley ran to the back door before I had it open and he never stopped, just *crash* as he slammed head first into a completely shut door that he assumed I had open for him already.... I didnt realize I usually do that until I watching him bounce back off the door lol I guess he hasnt realized Im the one who makes the door open, it doesnt just magically open as he gets to it...
  12. joeplopez

    joeplopez Puppy

    HAHA! all of these stories are funny

    My jane is dumb when it comes to doing Human Things
    Buuut she was born super smart in the sence that she listens to the exact words i say WITHOUT obidience training or anything
    Example: Around the first time i started noticing she would perk up at other dogs in the yard(strays or dogs that got out) and not do anything One day i opened the glass door She didnt move a muscle till i said Go Get It! and she would chase the dog out of the yard and return to doing her doggy thing by the glass door when the dog was chased out of the yard hahaha
    Or if i say Lets Go Jane she knows to follow me until i sit down or till i say sit or stay

    Most of these commands(she has many many more) werent taught to her
    And my family members look at me wierd when i talk to her like a human haha But iv talked to her like she was a human since she was an ity bity puppy haha

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