Surley she's not ...........POUTING ? I am in all serousiness here, I'm worried.

@cjgrooms (4458)
United States
May 22, 2008 2:09am CST
I know that no one is going to believe me when i say that this is a SERIOUS question but here goes...Do dogs pout? My daughter came by yesterday with a friend of hers and her friends two little boys, the boys were afraid of our poodle (all 5lbs. of her) Georgia, so while they were here i put Georgia in her cage and locked the door. They were here about 45min. after they left i unlocked her cage and told her she could come on out, she didn't budge. I didn't think much about it just noticed awhile later she was out. For the rest of the day every time i tried to pet her she would turn her head and not look at me. Now this dog is like a little four legged shadow with me, (seriously, when i go to the bathroom she puts her nose and paws under the door the entire time i'm in there)! She is under my feet all the time. Until yesterday, she wouldn't have anything to do with me at all. I was afraid that maybe she was getting sick or something but she was okay with everybody else. At night she lets me and my husband get comfortable then after the lights are out she will inch her way up on her belly until she is between us and her nose is on my neck. Well when i started to bed tonight she stood up looked at me like i had put a gun to her head and threaten to pull the trigger climbed over my husbands legs and laid down behind him. That is when i relized that she was acting like a pouty child! This is the first dog i have ever had (she is really my sons)and admit to being pretty ignorant about them, but still if dogs pout wouldn't i have heard of it sometime in my life? Isn's a dog pouting against nature or something? I ordered a "How to care for your poodle" book for my son but i am starting to think i need to read it from cover to cover because if dogs really do pout and it's common knowledge then i feel dumber than a stump! I have raised 4 chidren, surley a dog can't be that hard to figure out! It is 3a.m. and i can't sleep from worring about this dog, i don't care if she wants to pout, but what if she is getting sick and i'm just to ignorant to know it? This poor puppy, she should have a family that knows what they are doing.I'm not that family. We were NEVER allowed to have pets growing up and although i did let my girls have cats when they were growing up, cats are different, their self-suffecient you just feed them they let you pet them when their in the mood and thats that! I should have made the boy get a cat-at least a cat would be safe from ignorance.
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• United States
22 May 08
Cj, yes I do believe that dogs can get depressed and home sick if they have had a change. My experience with this is that they pull out of it pretty quick when new bonds are formed, and it sounds as if that is what she is doing. She just needs some extra attention right now and she will be fine.
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
22 May 08
she didn't act upset till yeaterday, after the cage incident.Today she is letting me pet her and following me around just like she usually does. I think she was just being a brat-- i just never knew this about a dog! What irritates me is i was so worried that she was getting sick (she wouldn't eat)and she was just plotting mayham to pay me back for putting her in her cage. Who knew?
• United States
22 May 08
Those of us who have had dogs LMAO.... Smaller breeds are the worst too.
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• United States
26 May 08
Oh my word! Lol! They will pout and throw fits some will even tear things up! And they so know what they are doing. My weanie dog will get mad at me or my husband and ignore the one she is upset with. I have heard that poodles are the worst about peeing on your bed when they are mad. I have to say that big dogs are about as bad we just dont notice it so much because they are generally outside animals.
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@spalladino (17929)
• United States
22 May 08
Of course they pout and I do believe that smaller dogs do it more often than larger breeds. My little dog, Sugar, pouts and gets her feelings hurt. She's like a mini-me!!
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
22 May 08
Dear Lord, no wonder Amy couldn't keep her!
• United States
22 May 08
I had a Lhasa Apso years ago and he pouted if he didn't like something. I used to take him everywhere, except work. If I was gone longer than the usual length of time, he would poop in the floor, pout, not come to me, etc. This was an extremely well mannered dog at all other times. Example: My roommate had some friends over and my dog did not like this one guy. Well, without any warning whatsoever, he proceeded to hike his leg on this guy's back while we were all watching a movie. (...the guy was laying on the floor in front of the tv.) We could not believe that the dog would do that...he had never hiked his leg on even furniture! We couldn't stop laughing!!! Luckily, the guy was laughing, too. He loved dogs like we do.
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@Barbietre (1444)
• United States
26 May 08
My daschund used to pout all the time. And when she was really mad, she would come over to you bark as if she was talking and then turn her back to me and sit there until I got the point. And she would even sigh on top of that.
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• United States
23 May 08
Yep, its true. They pout. For my experiences, guess what--all the POODLES I have had seem to pout more than the others!!! Just treat her like your child and it will all be ok :)
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
23 May 08
You could have let me in on this BEFORE you and Jamie tricked me into takiing her, little missy!
• United States
23 May 08
What would of been the fun in that?!?! :)
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• United States
22 May 08
My dog pouts. Just like a little kid. He's a good boy, but he has his moments. My daughter got a puppy from her father when his dog had a litter, my dog (which is actually my daughter's dog but sticks to me like glue) still hasn't forgiven me. He's okay most of the time, but he doesn't sleep with me like he used to. For a while he wouldn't even play with me..lol. I do not know if the "experts" would call it pouting, but some dogs will misbehave when left alone. They can go potty inside or rips things up. I call that pouting. Give your dog some extra love and a treat or two and you will soon be forgiven.
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
22 May 08
After i finally went to bed last night this dog actually stood on the foot of the bed looked right at me and peed on my bed, I swear she smirked! I couldn't believe it. I had to wake my husband up at 4:30a.m. so i could chang the sheets and comforter.
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• United States
22 May 08
Well, I would definitely say she was pouting. I hope you corrected her. I know she may be feeling bad, but she still needs to know that is unacceptable.
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@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
26 May 08
The next time you have to put her in her cage, and there are times when we have to do that, I have to do it to mine on occasion. When you let her out just go ahead and pick her up and snuggle her and tell her your sorry, bla bla bla. But you better make her believe it. She'll forgive you in a jiffy.
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
26 May 08
What have i gotten into?
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
26 May 08
I am a witness that dogs do pout..They get angry just like we do...They also do things to irratate if they are angry..My dog got mad when i left him at home and tore up things and would pout at me...I have a small chuhauha,and she gets mad at me and runs and sits on my husbands lap and stares at me...My sister has a cat that has his tuna at 4:00 everyday,and if he does not get it at 4:oo he throws a fit,and falls out on the floor..They do have emotions.They also are very jealous...One day a friend of mine came by and she had her little dog with her,well my "Tiny" got really mad when her dog touched one of her toys,she ran and pulled it away from my friends dog and hid it,she would not let him touch anything that belonged to her...Oh and cats do get mad as well..My cat was sitting in his favorite chair,and a friend came by and shooed him out of his chair,he refused to move,i picked him up and moved him and he hissed...I would be so hard on myself if i were you,they are just like children,you will know when they get sick,they will let you know...They may not talk but boy can they let you know what they are thinking...
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
26 May 08
I am indeed learning that she is more like a child than i would ever have imagined!
• United States
23 May 08
Yes, dogs can pout. We used to have a dachund that when she was punished she would avoid my dad for hours. Then when he was busy she would creep in on her belly til he noticed her and she would give him a "puppy dog look" til he would pet her. Then she would be fine. It was pretty funny! Sounds like she was upset with you. She knew you were home yet she was put in her cage. She didn't realize it was as much for her protection as they boys LOL Hopefully she has forgiven you now!
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
23 May 08
She seems okay now, as loving as usual.
@walijo2008 (4661)
• United States
22 May 08
My dog pouts all the time if he doesn't get his way. He's not a house dog or anything but we raised him from a pup. He stays outside, but there are many a times he's been able to stay in the house for hrs, he's housebroke, so if he needs to go out, he'll go the door. But in his mind he thinks he's human just like us, he's like a little kid, he's so spoiled. If we have to get onto him or scold him he'll go sit somewhere away from you and give you those go to you know where looks...lol. He'll sit there and pout, if you call his name, he won't even look at you. The other day, we were outside, my husband let him off his chain so he could run around, he had a time. Well we were taking off to go do some yardwork for our pastor, well Maxx (dog's name)is used to going with us, he likes to ride in the back of the truck. But that time he couldn't go, so my hubby put him back on his chain, and I had just filled his water bucket, he went to that bucket and started splashing his paws in it and water went everywhere, he threw a fit. My husband got onto him and he went and layed in his dog barrel. So yeah, I believe dogs will pout....
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
22 May 08
Lord, i feel like an idiot! Surley i should have know some of this about dogs.
@lagrooms (119)
22 May 08
I don't know how to break this to you but small house dogs is as close to a child as you can get and they can and will pout with the best of them.
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
22 May 08
You and daddy always said we couldn't have pets because if something happened to them we would be upset. Are you sure it wasn't because it would have been like having another kid in the house?
@schilds (410)
• United States
22 May 08
My dogs dont pout, but a friend of mine has a big baby of a dog. He will go to the corner of his kennel and sit with his back to her. My dogs do grumble and complain - when I put them out in the mornings they walk past me groaning and huffing the whole way.
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@cjgrooms (4458)
• United States
22 May 08
I am recieving an education that i never expected.