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Critical_Cress_6106 t1_j8uyzs1 wrote

My puppy used to attentively watch me pee in the toilet & later I found pee on the floor right next to the toilet, he did it a couple of times.


xlinkedx t1_j8vda0g wrote

Easy cleanup I guess. Unless you're some freak with a carpeted bathroom


ToppinReno t1_j8vwfhg wrote

In which case, you deserve it.


ProfessorPetrus t1_j8xz91y wrote

My parents have a shag rug right in front of the toilet to keep the feet warm. I push it aside with my shoe in disgust when I visit.


FwibbFwibb t1_j8y4931 wrote

When I bought my condo it had a carpeted 2nd bathroom. Everything else in the condo was of similar "just get it done so we can sell it" quality.


Pigrescuer t1_j8w55qa wrote

My 2 year old dog will go in the bathroom if she can't get anyone to let her out. Annoying but easier to clean than carpet and it's kind of sweet that he brain goes "this is where the humans go"


Mediocre_Truth_6115 t1_j8wr9yy wrote

I think it's more like "this is where my pack goes".

I don't think they view themselves as being that different from us.


Ainar86 t1_j8w3o6h wrote

This just makes me think the poor thing tried desperately to do the right thing but just couldn't get up there and wasn't able to hold it in any longer.


ActualMis t1_j8w71of wrote

Over the years I've had several dogs, and they all had this thing where, if they had to pee/poop inside for some reason (I'm late coming home, they had the runs or something) they always went in the bathroom. My one dog would even hop into the bathtub and go there.


nyet-marionetka t1_j8wfzg6 wrote

Cats tend to do this too, pee in the bathtub or sink. I am not sure why. Maybe drain odors smell to them like “this is the place to urinate”, or maybe it’s something about the smooth surface, though I would think carpet would seem better to pee on.


myprivacy83 t1_j8w8u9s wrote

Interesting observation! It seems like your puppy was trying to mimic your behavior.


nerd4code t1_j8wnydh wrote

Ours tried peeing on our cats’ litter boxes for a bit, but TBF he’d pee aggressively (with eyes locked to mine) so Idunno if it was imitative or retributive, or if he just decided all the pee smells belong together.


Odge t1_j8vquss wrote

Didn’t take long for my dog to figure out how door handles work. We rotated the handles 90 degrees so he couldn’t just lean on them. Took him a few days to figure out how to push them open with his nose. Now we have door knobs on most doors…


Pigrescuer t1_j8w5ij7 wrote

I have small dogs that can't reach door handles, luckily, but we have a friend with a border collie who has let herself into our house in the past (our house open onto a green and we often leave the front door unlocked during the day).

She once let herself in, released my dog from the living room, and I glanced out my office window during a zoom meeting to spot them both running laps around my (human) friend on the green outside.


Kaiisim t1_j8x79ce wrote

Typical collie always pulling heists and jail breaks.


PhoenixStorm1015 t1_j8y9u6h wrote

Collies (and herding dogs in general) are such amazing companions. My gf’s cousin has an Aussie shepherd and to put it candidly she likely would’ve lost her life if he hadn’t woken her up when a fire broke out. Ridiculously smart dogs and amazingly caring and nurturing creatures.


throneofthornes t1_j902h09 wrote

My kitten figured the front door handle out when she was six months old. She would sit and watch every time we opened it and one fine day while my kid and I were playing in the front yard I hear a wild banging (her body against the door) and then it swings open and dis widdle biddy kitty is standing there all proud of herself. Had to start locking it!


thatbstrdmike t1_j8v5cch wrote

Yeah, dogs are the best.


PM_THICC_GOTH_THIGHS t1_j8vvofi wrote

Man's best friends


Set-Secret t1_j8w0xdw wrote

Humans best friends


Blekanly t1_j8w1bfi wrote

Man means human, we just broke the language


kaipaiit t1_j8xeq3w wrote

Definitely! Dogs are very intelligent and adaptable animals.


cmdixon2 t1_j8w8nt8 wrote

I would like one wolf kitten, please!


No-Sock7425 t1_j8utej9 wrote

If I was a wolf I would definitely wear sheep’s clothing. So soft and warm. Mmmmm.


intergalakticky t1_j8xe6cl wrote

Sheep's clothing is quite cozy, isn't it? Wool is good and warm.


patfetes t1_j8vr2ju wrote

I wasn't aware that wolves could have kittens.


Aardark235 t1_j8wkcqk wrote

Tastes sour, but still gotta eat when there is no food.


TheDewser t1_j8w3i45 wrote

Our puppers would follow me into the bathroom regularly and watch me pee. We kept pee pads in there next to the bathtub. One day my gf walks in and sees her standing against the tub and peeing on the pad.


DredgenYorMother t1_j8v8vmf wrote

That dog really was twerking and did NOT have butt worms.


fired_blanks t1_j8xdcll wrote

Glad to hear it was just twerking! It's important to be aware of any signs of illness in our pets.


denzien t1_j8ve5cg wrote

A sophisticated predator, nature's perfect killing machine, the vicious wolf stalks its prey with purpose and skill. It was only with years of selective breeding and genetic altering that this noble beast was transformed into man's subservient little buddy.


mtaylor0730 t1_j8vu73i wrote

t's interesting to think about how much humans have shaped the evolution of dogs over thousands of years. But we should also remember to treat them with kindness and care.


Koelenaam t1_j8w2cxf wrote

It's not evolution, it's breeding. Evolution takes place naturally over time spans that are waaaay longer.


biosnap t1_j8w819t wrote

It is still evolution. We distinguish it from natural selection (which does typically take longer) by calling it artificial selection.


Cmama2Boyz t1_j8wee2q wrote

Life would be less of a joy without dogs, cannot imagine life if things didn’t turn out this way. Thanks wolfy


wicklowdave t1_j8ujy3k wrote

If I was a wolf I'd be so disappointed with what dogs have become.


jp-oh-yo t1_j8usdke wrote

We were wolves once. Wild and wary, stealth and cunning. Then we noticed you had sofas.


eendjest t1_j8vojhz wrote

Dogs have definitely come a long way from their wolf ancestors.


real_bk3k t1_j8urs90 wrote

If you were a wolf, you might just see the dog as more food.


wicklowdave t1_j8uua44 wrote

That's probably most likely. And if you were a dog you'd know it. Dogs are instinctively afraid of wolves.


kirkoswald t1_j8v233x wrote

That's why they put spike collars on dogs that have to protect livestock. The collars prevent the wolves biting dogs neck and gives them the upperhand


wicklowdave t1_j8v5416 wrote

Dogs don't have any hands tho


Legumez t1_j8vblxj wrote

That's why they need the collar.


Definition-Ornery t1_j8vgu3f wrote

what about the lower hand?


Beautifulblueocean t1_j8vs9o9 wrote

The dogs still have the lower hand even with a spike collar because wolves are pretty badass I believe.


Cybtroll t1_j8vu0nd wrote

They don't. Not against proper pastor dog that are usually (much) larger than wolves and extremely territorial.

The spiked collars is used because dogs are in inferior numbers against even a small pack of wolves... but on the other hand any predator is easily dissuades to search for an easier prey when faced with even minor resistance.


Beautifulblueocean t1_j8xaibx wrote

They do. That is one breed of dog. I'm pretty sure a wolf would eat my weenie with a spike collar or not. But I'd want my weenie to win for sure. Go Rosie!


sfibsdhbsfd3432 t1_j8wycnm wrote

Dogs don't have lower hands, but some breeds are better equipped for protection than others.


harishahuja t1_j8wnwur wrote

It's true, the collar gives the dog an advantage in fighting off wolves. But ideally, we should strive for coexistence with wildlife.


paul84279 t1_j8vsuvg wrote

Very true, dogs don't have hands, but they do have paws!


Adm_Kunkka t1_j8vn1kx wrote

I mean, a wolf could easily kill a dog by biting elsewhere


kirkoswald t1_j8vpga3 wrote

True. I just saw it on some show once talking about how the guard dogs beat wolf's in fights because of the spiked collar


Ainar86 t1_j8w3wsk wrote

Yes but their instinct is to go for the neck as the quickest method.


absoluteq t1_j8vqkd5 wrote

Dogs and wolves may have some instinctual behaviors, but their interactions are much more complex than just fear.


HybridVigor t1_j8vcfjz wrote

But not coyotes, unfortunately.


dancingmarc t1_j8xgbvj wrote

Coyotes are another challenge for dogs in rural areas, where they may prey on livestock or small pets.


kurburux t1_j8wc3pv wrote

It depends. I read that when a wolf meets a dog they either see them as a rival, a potential partner or as food.

Because of interbreding there may also be many wolf-dog hybrids.


Regyshka t1_j8vut4k wrote

That's a possibility, but domestication has led dogs to see humans as their pack leaders.


abaram t1_j8vm737 wrote

You are anthropolizing wolves, wolves probably aren’t prideful of being wolves


Intrepid-Ad4511 t1_j8vy3lp wrote

I think it's mostly lions who feel pride in their group. :P


GM_Kori t1_j8wb0c8 wrote

That's why they are called a pride. Wow


maraca101 t1_j8v9hkh wrote

I think it’d depend on what breed of dog. I’d claim a golden retriever or a malamute as my cousin but I don’t claim that bug-eyed pug as my relative.


Jasarora6207 t1_j8xmb1d wrote

Different breeds have different instincts and characteristics, but all dogs deserve love and respect.


RadTimeWizard t1_j8vyg7p wrote

Golden Retrievers are the Steve Carlsburg of the canine world.


Bananasonfire t1_j8w399j wrote

Why? Dogs are living the life of luxury compared to wolves! There's a reason wolves were domesticated in the first place.


theloosecanon t1_j8w65rl wrote

Look at it as going against your own kind.


EmpyreanFantasy t1_j8wkdw6 wrote

As a result of dog domestication they are the most successful species of canine by THOUSANDS of miles. There are millions and millions of dogs. Nowhere near that many wolves. This mutualism was mutually beneficial for humanity and canis familiaris, more than their ancestors could ever dream of.


ActualMis t1_j8w75yd wrote

If you were a wolf you wouldn't understand the concepts.


wicklowdave t1_j8yf63v wrote

No I actually would because I was a wolf in a past life and I was very bright.


loverevolutionary t1_j8x9b4h wrote

Why? Wolves are animals that live in packs. Dogs were just wolves who found the most kickass pack to join. They perform a service for their pack and get a great life in return. No shame there, as most wolves probably aren't pack leaders anyway.


HollywoodThrill t1_j8xqix4 wrote

For the most part I think that dogs just want to do what you want them to do.


xX7heGuyXx t1_j8ydllc wrote

Yes, that is the whole point of the domestication process. That is why it is easy to own a dog and not easy to own a wolf. They "naturally' just understand us.


pete_68 t1_j8yw8k2 wrote

This seems silly. Of course dogs are going to match our actions more than a wolf. Dogs evolved to be likeable to us. That's how they got rewarded with food. The ones who do things we liked got rewarded with food and were more fit to survive and breed. 130,000 years of that and food is no longer required as the reward. They've evolved to want to please us.


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geekolojust t1_j8vtjtw wrote

Thought this was another extraction machine.


skn133229 t1_j8vzn1c wrote

Wonder if huskies are again more wolf than dog in this regard.


-downtone_ t1_j8vz8cx wrote

Interesting. I trained all my cats using social rewards rather than food rewards. Meaning I trained them using the method they say dog puppies are best at. Odd.


Syclone1436 t1_j8v4v04 wrote

That's because they have to. Wolves and cats dgaf.


radialFlow11 t1_j8w72qq wrote

That's partly true, but cats can also be trained to perform certain behaviors. Wolves, on the other hand, are much harder to domesticate.