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Old 04-13-2012, 01:48 PM
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Default Weird things your dogs are scared of?

Teagan is usually a pretty non spooky dog, but man alive you bring out the umbrella and is like all hell breaks loose. She hates it so much.

She growls, huffs, and stalks it and doesnt want to be anywhere near it.

I tried to get her close to it when it was open while leaning down and what happend was that she jumped on my back onto my shoulders and huffed, and growled at it from there. She is a weird dog.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:56 PM
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Stryder is afraid of scissors (the closing sound they make) and babygates.
Charlie doesn't like plastic bags.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:56 PM
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Bags. I have no idea why, but Dance is terrified of bags. Like plastic (or paper) grocery bags or dog food bags. Nothing has ever happened to her regarding a bag in all the time I've had her, but for whatever reason she thinks they're gonna get her. Silly dog.

I can't think of anything the Dobermans are really afraid of that isn't normal. Neither like the vacuum, but that seems relatively normal. And they aren't terrified of it, but do show a little fear. And Ripley doesn't like things out of the ordinary. The other week we had a mixing bowl thing (with beaters and stuff - don't know what it's actually called. I don't bake.) on the counter and he walked up to it a little (not all the way, but close) to it, stared, raised his hackles and growled at it. He didn't investigate completely, but didn't leave either. He was definitely a little insecure over the fact that a weird machine he's never seen was in the house. I told him to knock it off and he was fine.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:58 PM
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Weave poles. LOL

He's also recently showing fear of ring gates if they fall near him while he's in a down stay. I'm sure this isn't that weird but it's annoying.
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Stryder is afraid of babygates.
Recently you said Backup sounds like Stryder, right? Um... Backup is afraid of our baby gate. He has to RUSH through it, he hates walking through it and knocks it over all the time because he's running which I'm sure compounds the fear. (need eye roll smiley)
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:03 PM
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Jackson has a few very weird quirks.

He is mostly terrified of the oven. He slinks off, ears down, and goes under the bed - most specifically when my mom is cooking because she's set off the smoke alarm 3x in a year while cooking. So now he associates smoke/oven with smoke alarm. He won't even go near our fire pit outside anymore when there's smoke.

Fly swatters. He runs off when you swat a fly or a bug. And usually if he sees a bug crawling on the ground, he goes and hides now assuming that someone is going to get out the swatter and kill it.

Gun shots/fireworks. He freaks! Again, usually goes and hides under a bed.

The default calender alert noise on the iPhone. It's a hard to explain sound, but very high pitched. He HATES it. I changed my phone but my dads still has it, and when he hears it, he just simply gets up from wherever he was laying down and goes off into another room lol.

He's a weirdo! And when he's scared in ANY way, he does NOT want to be comforted. So it's best to just let him go hide and do his thing.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:06 PM
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Auggie isn't scared of anything... Pepper is scared of, uh, pretty much everything.

Payton hates plastic bags, especially trash bags. In this house we take them and kind of snap it open full of air and the noise/movement is weird for a dog. I don't know if he's scared of it exactly or if maybe he wants to play with it, but he growls and barks and tries to grab the bag out of your hands. If you get a plastic shopping bag out, he doesn't like those either, because we store them in the same cabinet as the trash bags.

He's not exactly a "spooky" dog but if he sees things that are different he grumbles and has to investigate before he knocks it off. But only like... mundane, ordinary different things, LOL. When we went on our walk at the park, he did not like the park benches. But there are also sculptures all over the park and he never cared about any of the sculptures hahaha. Also he doesn't like it when you move stuff in the bathroom, like if you put a different bottle of bubble bath in the bathtub (one that looks different, not just a different scent from the same brand) or hang a washrag on the tub spout, THAT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THAT AND IT SHOULD BE FIXED PLEASE.
I guess Payton doesn't like change LOL.

Oh yeah, and there was the day I had a bath bomb, and when I put it in the water and it was fizzing, he hated it.
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Nothing. I literally have to hit her with the vacuum to make her get up when I'm cleaning.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:29 PM
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Webster fears nothing. Including things he should fear, like semi trucks driving 60mph with giant tarps flying and snapping in the wind. He wants to meet them.

Mira doesn't fear anything weird that I've noticed. She's a thinking about some things but that's about the extent of it.

Kim gets tense around anything that she deems unnatural...objects moving in ways they shouldn't, falling things, certain kinds of loud noises...

But her really weird one is folding laundry. She hates laundry being folded. Totally freaks her out. I can throw sheets and towels over her head and she thinks it's fun. Can get dressed in front of her and that's fine. But as soon as I fold something...omg. Kim must leave the room immediately because dangerous stuff is happening. Madness I tell you madness.

As far as I can tell this all started when she was pup and scared of everything (and I do mean everything). This was back when I had to carry her outside to potty because at any moment the garbage truck could appear to eat her and so she refused to go outdoors. Except she loved the outdoors and everything indoor was kinda scary because she hadn't really been indoors ever before, so that was quite the conundrum for her. But anyway she was suspiciously watching me one day while I folded laundry on the sofa in the apartment, no doubt waiting for my sudden but inevitable betrayal in which I would try to eat her, when I walked down the hall to the bedroom to grab something. She darted after me torn between running away from me and wanting to herd this moving thing down the hall so she did both. Then waited in the hall while I was in the bedroom. Suddenly I hear this horrible there's-an-axe-murderer-in-the-apartment type growl and she was looking away from me (rare thing) and staring into the living room. I stepped into the hall prepared to battle for my life only to see...

The laundry basket, perched on the couch, had fallen to the ground.

Somehow I was now the lesser of two evils and she stuck by me as I (heroically, might I add) picked up the laundry basket and carried the contents to the closet and put them away.

Ever since then, nearly five years ago, she has hated laundry folding. You'd think she'd hate laundry baskets but no she is okay with those. Up side was that suddenly I was not so scary. At least, not unless I was folding laundry.

But to this day, laundry folding is highly suspicious behavior, and she will leave the room, and often crates herself til it's over.
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Xena has gone nuts over a plastic snowman (lawn decoration at a neighbor's house)


a turtle (just a random turtle that was chilling on the curb)


and a zombie Halloween decoration (although I can understand that one)
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