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Talking in a different language so the dogs can't tell what we're saying.

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GloriousGloria Fri 24-Oct-14 17:28:54


Three crazy canines in this house.

If we even mention a word of something they like all hell brakes loose.

Talking in French helps things stay calm till we are prepared to handle the craziness.

We can not be the only ones that do this surely smile

WeAllHaveWings Fri 24-Oct-14 17:38:07

Don't know another language, but we do spell out words like walk, out, dinner, chew and bath when we don't want the dog to know what we are talking about,

bumpybecky Fri 24-Oct-14 17:39:29

we used to spell things out, until we realised that the dog could spell too - she got excited at p-a-r-k!

she was a lab x collie and v clever, she knew about 50 words smile

GloriousGloria Fri 24-Oct-14 17:45:44

Ah you see terrible terriers so not too sharp but the Yorkie can be a quick learner so he'll catch on eventually.

The jack and the Heinz rescue will have to rely on him grin

Taz1212 Fri 24-Oct-14 18:31:40

We spell things just now but the pup is only 18 weeks old so he hasn't figured out what k-o-n-g means yet!

FurryDogMother Fri 24-Oct-14 18:36:10

Not exactly, but we do flap at each other and make hand signals rather than talking if the dogs are being quiet - as soon as we start having a conversation, they assume we're about to do something exciting smile

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Fri 24-Oct-14 18:42:42

We used to do this with the kids. grin
Check out D.I.V.O.R.C.E. by Billy Connolly.

lampygirl Fri 24-Oct-14 19:22:29

it's german in this house, though as the dog is swiss it might not be long until she picks that up too...

bumpybecky Fri 24-Oct-14 20:14:46

we used to spell things out in front of the kids too, until we caught dd1 writing it down so she could tell what we were saying!

insanityscratching Mon 27-Oct-14 07:10:03

We spell words, only trouble is Eric is learning to spell hmm He's already sussed H A M and H A T and B E D.

PurpleFrog Mon 27-Oct-14 09:28:56

We have just widened our day-to-day vocabulary. At present I ask DP if he is about to take the pooch for a donder!

OttiliaVonBCup Mon 27-Oct-14 09:33:40

I can't do that.

Dog's watching like a hawk and knows what we'll do before we even have thought about it.
It's body language he's picking up.

fjalladis Mon 27-Oct-14 19:55:02

My aunt and uncle used to have to spell things backwards to prevent one of their dogs from understanding what they were saying!

GloriousGloria Mon 27-Oct-14 21:41:12

Clearly dogs are spies

All this code cracking and being bilingual makes it stand out a mile.

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