If Your Dog Had Opposable Thumbs...

(19 Posts)
AnotherFuckingReindeer Tue 05-Jan-16 17:22:07

What do you reckon they would learn to do first?

Mine would probably learn how to turn door keys when the cat 😻 opposite was stalking past...

HoundPaws Tue 05-Jan-16 18:07:32

Mine can already open any door in the house, including tricky ones, plus chicken runs and barn doors without opposable thumbs! Thank God she hasnt got them!

AnotherFuckingReindeer Tue 05-Jan-16 18:15:39

Jesus houndpaws - just the microwave yet to master... grin

horseygeorgie Tue 05-Jan-16 18:17:06

Mine would open the cupboard door to get to the tennis ball stash! very first thing!

Bombaybunty Tue 05-Jan-16 18:28:25

Open the fridge. She wouldn't bother with anything else!

HoundPaws Tue 05-Jan-16 19:49:41

Haha re; microwave! She is super intelligent, so Im sure she could learn :p I've had to put bolts on the internal doors to keep matters under control!

ChairRider4 Tue 05-Jan-16 21:20:24

Mine can open cupboards and the fridge !!

Karatedoormat Tue 05-Jan-16 21:21:37

Mine would read a book. He's very intellectual.

Yep. That's what he'd do (collie)

TheMasterMurderedMargarita Tue 05-Jan-16 21:26:01

I think mine would suck them in her sleep.
Clever she ain't grin.

CMOTDibbler Tue 05-Jan-16 21:26:29

Open the stairgate to get into the kitchen. Well, ddog2 would. Ddog1 isn't the brightest, and I think he'd struggle to do anything.

DDog2 would also like to master the remote control so he could choose what to watch on tv. He likes wildlife programmes and cricket

ChairRider4 Tue 05-Jan-16 21:28:53

Mine would slide the chain of front door and take him self out
That or he learn to climb tree to catch those dam squirrels

NewYearSameMe Tue 05-Jan-16 21:30:24

My dog would be able to hook his own toys from under the sofa. At the moment he lies on his side, makes eye contact with it and sings to it, with no success at all. I often taunt him about his lack of opposable thumbs before getting his lost toy for him.

Themodernuriahheep Tue 05-Jan-16 21:36:55

Can already open fridge and hold bonios upright to suck them or angle in mouth better.

Open the treatie jar.

Invert dog bowl all over the floor to indicate disgust with food and not being treated as a human.

Squirt dog shampoo in my eyes.

Wave tempting things in front of foxes and next door's cat.

Use spade to dig to Australia.

Drive car. No licence needed as dogs no longer need licences (boom).

Madblondedog Tue 05-Jan-16 21:40:19

Given that its taken us 3 years to teach ddog to open doors that are ajar with his nose I doubt he'd even realise he could do anything extra. I thought labs were supposed to be intelligent when I got him!

DM dog would use her thumbs to pinch people to get attention and strokes, if that failed to get the desired response she would run away as if she'd done nothing wrong. Then she'd unlock the door and run after every cat in the village. She's a furry pain that one grin

2legit2knit Tue 05-Jan-16 21:59:30

Mine would use them to thumb her nose at me. hmm She's a teenager <eyeroll>

AnotherFuckingReindeer Wed 06-Jan-16 06:15:59

Actually mine would probably suck her thumb too blush

Mermaid36 Wed 06-Jan-16 06:34:42

Our 2 can already open the cupboards, oven, microwave and fridge....so probably they'd want to be able to open babygates and the back door...

Well, MermaidDog #1 would, MermaidDog #2 has no brain, so he would just follow the other and get himself into trouble without realising!

LilCamper Wed 06-Jan-16 08:19:18

Mine would figure out how to open tins of sardines and stuff his own kongs.

Eastpoint Wed 06-Jan-16 08:28:15

Dog 2 might suck his thumb, but it would take him a while to notice he could. One of his greatest strengths is his digestive system.

Dog 1 would start writing dog shaming signs for Dog 2.

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