How Dogs Share Their Sense Of Humor With Us: #6

Posted by wadmin on Monday, February 20, 2017

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We love our furry best friends, and they all have a personality of their own. They also each have their own sense of humor! Dogs show off their sense of humor in a bunch of different ways. One thing that dogs are known for is when they constantly stick their noses wherever they want to!

6 They Play Keep-away and Hide.

While both keep-away and hiding are usual doggy games, they differ enough from frolic to deserve their own category and classification in the dog humor lexicon. It’s fair enough to say that these games are based on the dog amusing itself at the expense of its owner’s frustration. A Samoyed savoring its prize of a dead skunk is sure to put its person in a frenzy of “drop its” and “oh, gross!” That’s funny. A St. Bernard standing perfectly still behind a bush while its sainted person tries to get it in for the night… frustrating. And funny!

Mischief, pranking, and funny business are inherent in keep-away and hide-away. All Dogs Academy indicates that dog owners often inadvertently teach their best buddies to play these games, thus owning their own frustrations. For example, an otherwise obedient Otterhound may be willful about some things or think its human hound is going to take something from it, make it do something it doesn’t want to, and even get a bit testy. To it, these are all good reasons to stay clear. Oh, and it’s fun-y.

Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600.

SRC: 10 Ways Dogs Communicate Their Sense of Humor According to Science