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AIBU to wonder if my puppy is G&T?

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EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Wed 17-Jul-13 12:52:50

DW and I were doing some training with Maggi last night & when told to lie down (having just got up from lying down in order to sit), she looked at us & said something that we both agreed sounded like 'Fuck off.'

Is this normal? Should we be impressed at her eloquence or worried about her language? (She's a Yorkie / poodle cross if that makes any difference).

MelanieCheeks Wed 17-Jul-13 12:55:09

What has this to do with gin and tonic?

I think you should get her learning Mandarin. Stat.

My poodle cross puppy makes all kinds of interesting noises. Mainly quacks. I don't think he's gifted, sadly sad

musicposy Wed 17-Jul-13 12:58:43

My dog says hello. She draws it out like this "heeeellloooooooo". Every time I come in I say hello to her.

I'm now inspired to change tactic. When she jumps at me I will shout "fuuuuuucccckkkk ooooooofffffffff" in my best fishwife voice.
If she adds it to her vocabulary then my dog is officially mensa material grin

loopylou6 Wed 17-Jul-13 13:00:10

My GSD moos, loudly.

musicposy Wed 17-Jul-13 13:01:28

Though I have to say, my dog is 3, which is old enough in dog years to be allowed to swear. I'm not sure you should tolerate such language from a puppy!.....

Empress77 Wed 17-Jul-13 13:02:28

She sounds very rude, cheeky pup.How old is she, is she coming into her teenage years? or perhaps you should blame yourselves, she must have heard such language from you. Either that or you should have words with your dog walker. Dogs these days, what is the world coming to! smile

cocolepew Wed 17-Jul-13 13:03:25

An ASBO would suit her better than a Mensa subscription shock

My dog is under the impression she's a child.

God, I'd love it if my dog swore at me. Imagine: dog saunters into living room, yawns, stretches, and enunciates perfectly 'What's for dinner, cuntychops?'. I would be his slave.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Wed 17-Jul-13 13:08:09

G&T as in Gifted & Talented, Melanie.
Must start saying hello to her & seeing if she picks it up, Musicposy.
<waves to other Empress>
She's 15 weeks so yes, she is a bit young to be using language like that. Must have a chat with her about ladylike behaviour.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Wed 17-Jul-13 13:09:33

Well if your dog is g&t mine is definitely in the opposite class. He just looks at you with the fuck-off face when you ask him to do anything. No talking I'm afraid.

Jux Wed 17-Jul-13 13:10:15

She is clearly highly intelligent. Has she thought of joining Dogsa? Ask her. She can meet other dogs of similar intellect, make friends with dogs on her wavelength. That will help her feel less frustrated with living with you, and she will be able to regard you with indulgence, which will, in turn, cut down on her need to answer back.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Wed 17-Jul-13 13:10:58

chickens if my dog called me cuntychops I'd be wetting myself laughing at him.

themonsteratemyspacebar Wed 17-Jul-13 13:13:05

I thought the same as Melanie - how on earth can a puppy be gin and tonic!? Is it drinking it? So thanks for explaining that grin

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Wed 17-Jul-13 13:17:20

Jux, I just asked her and got a "humph" as she snuggled into a more comfortable position on DD's hoodie.

Back to work. I'll post some pictures later grin

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Wed 17-Jul-13 13:18:58

If she (the dog) is a gin and tonic, or been on the g&t it would go some way to explaining the foul language. grin

Xihha Wed 17-Jul-13 13:27:28

Having read what all your dogs are up to I'm slightly concerned that mine may be very behind, all he does is find smelly things to roll in, sleep on the clean washing and get stuck under the coffee table because he still hasn't worked out that hes bigger than the cat (hes a husky/irish wolfhound cross) does anyone know of any good private tutors for dogs?

LilacPeony Wed 17-Jul-13 13:32:25

Hmm I'm not sure. What levels did your dog get in its SATs before I decide if it is G&T.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Wed 17-Jul-13 13:36:42

My dog didn't graduate puppy class because he won't lie-down on command. And won't fetch a ball.
He's a Labrador he really should be capable of the basics.

That said he makes a fantastic hoover and can rip apart a cuddly toy in seconds.

DiseasesOfTheSheep Wed 17-Jul-13 14:12:29

Hmm mine just jumps around the field gaily with a rabbit leg sticking out of his mouth. He didn't even catch the rabbit...

He can open and shut doors on command and will say "nooooooo" if you ask him to do something he doesn't want to do grin

MelanieCheeks Wed 17-Jul-13 14:39:47

My cocker definitely goes "a BIRD! a BIRD!" when she sees a feathered creature.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Wed 17-Jul-13 14:56:04

melanie I read that as "my cooker" and was rather worried about you. grin

MelanieCheeks Wed 17-Jul-13 15:33:02

Mind you a cooker that went "a BIRD! a BIRD!" when you put a roast chicken in it has potential - Dragons Den, d'you think?

Can I train either of my BDs to make a GnT, I'm sure the sun's over the yardarm.

Owllady Wed 17-Jul-13 15:39:19

she needs to learn how to fart to the tune of happy birthday first before being labelled completely g&t

HelgatheHairy Wed 17-Jul-13 15:43:26

Frustrated I have a golden who doesn't quite grasp fetch! He'll run after the ball and then run back to me looking all proud and happy, except he'll have left the ball behind. Or he will run after ball, get distracted and go in the wrong direction. Or bring the ball back halfway, get distracted, drop ball, wander off.

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