Rusty, his backyard Scooby snacks & the happy growl. - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums

GoldenRetrieverForum.com is the premier Golden Retriever Dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2013, 04:39 AM
rtmike's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North side of the river @ Portland, Oregon
Posts: 12
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rusty, his backyard Scooby snacks & the happy growl.

Hello all.

We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to be in our 4 year old puppy dog Rusty's life. It's been nothing but a positive/fun experience. He is absolutely spoiled rotten. My wife & I joke that we think that he thinks he's human.

One of the tricks he taught me, was how to receive a kiss. I pretend I'm gonna return the French kiss but at the last minute close my mouth & hold my breath.

Our beloved pupster snacks on my wife & I call Scooby snacks (his terds) at least once a day. His breath is pretty tough.

Anyone else been down this path?


__________________________________________________ ________________________



This issue has been rather recent. I too searched this but I must not be using the right search words?

A couple weeks ago the wife & him were out in the living room & wheeled in from sleeping. Like always he picked up the nearest chew toy or his Kong ball (he loves this thing)
He gets so excited & starts the wiggle dance so hard that I think his body shapes the letter "U"...and while this is going on he lets out 6-8 second low growl, wiggling like crazy the whole time. He's done it with me twice & tonight he did to my wife. She sort a freaked out but I assured her begrudgingly that he likes her more than me so no worries..

Any words of advice I can relay to her to help calm her fears.


Thanks in advance.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0233.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	534.5 KB
ID:	132209  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2013, 07:51 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Hi rtmike!

Ugh, the poop eating is common enough. Some people say it's because the dog is lacking something in his diet... Other people think it's just because the dog likes it. My dog, Dexter, eats poop regularly. I have doggy mouthwash to put in his drinking water (can be found in pet stores), and I brush his teeth. I have tried nutritional supplements, but that didn't help. You can try putting Tabasco sauce on his turds to deter him... But if you're going to do that, you might as well just clean up the poop while you're there.

As for the growling thing... It sounds like your dog is playing. Maybe I'm missing something? My dog does that sort of thing all the time. He's trying to get me to play with him.

Take care.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dreamscribbler For This Useful Post:
rtmike (01-19-2013)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2013, 08:07 PM
Finn's Fan's Avatar
Momma to angel Cody
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Posts: 4,855
Thanks: 14
Thanked 1,402 Times in 762 Posts
My golden runs three circuits around the house with a toy in preparation for a walk, growling and burbling (hard to describe this sound) the whole time. Tell your wife that your pup is simply telling her what a wonderful life he has, trying to express his joy in terms she can understand. Not one thing is threatening about a golden wiggling himself into a U and "growling" at the same time
__________________
Golden retrievers think life is a party thrown especially for them
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Finn's Fan For This Useful Post:
rtmike (01-19-2013)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:34 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Golden Retriever Forum .com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65