Oh they lie. They lie like a rug.
Let me share what happened to me.
My dog, Max, came in the other day and his body language told me that he went for a walk with my father and when he does this he always gets a treat. So I followed the rules and gave him one.
About an hour later, he shows up again. This time I gave him his treat I sensed something wasn’t right. I asked my father if they went for a second walk thinking maybe I was confused or Dad was confused or…
Then it hit me.
Max lied. The dog of my life pretended to go for a walk.
Now, stop thinking what you’re thinking. I know when we train an animal we give them treats, praise their wonderful behavior when the sit or lay down, or stay. But I didn’t ask this dog to come in and try to convince me he just went for a walk. Max came rushing in the room, his tail a wagging and spinning like a copter blade. He jumped around my legs like he hadn’t seen me for a lifetime. Then hit the box with his nose telling me wasn’t keeping my part of the deal.
He just wanted another treat, and played me–his overly trusting friend, and care giver. He lied in my face. I didn’t know dogs could do such a thing and I admit that I see my dog in a different light. He’s beautiful. He’s fun. He’s my best friend and he is much more human than I ever expected.
Has your dog, pet, done anything like this? Pet owners round the world need to know the facts. Tell us about it. 🙂