You scold your dog. How does he/she react?

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Pippa just looks up with a ditzy look on her face and then goes back to being bad until I give her a task to replace what she was doing haha.
 

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Menchi is a sensitive soul and conflict makes her unhappy. So when scolded she will head to her blanket and sit there looking pitiful and uncomfortable. She will be uncomfortable even if it was not her being scolded...

Watson will look at me mildly with the "Oh, you are upset?" type of attitude... He really is not impressed by merely being scolded...it does not faze him at all.
 

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I tend to be very...um...expressive...which means me ranting and stomping and gesticulating wildly is just a normal part of life. Unless I throw a whole lot of intimidating body language in there, the dogs just kind of go about their business.

If I scold Brisbane for trying to steal food, he will back off and then watch very, very carefully for the exact moment when my attention is diverted. He is also the master of casually tasting stuff out the side of his mouth while watching me to see if I'm watching.
 

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If it's just a "Talon what do you think you are doing!?" with a lowered tone and slightly raised voice, Talon just looks confused. Then he runs and grabs a ball or toy to play with and brings it to me. :rolleyes: If I'm really angry he'll try to crawl into my skin, throwing appeasement behaviors all around, then when he's as close to me as possible he'll attempt rolling over for belly rubs. It's so darn adorably cute he knows I can't stay mad at him. :p He isn't super sensitive though, and as soon as I "forgive" him he's back to bouncing around throwing balls at me to play.

Art on the other hand is super sensitive. The slightest hint of anger sends him into shutdown mode. :( He starts shaking, ears back, sad eyes, and thinks I'm going to eat him. -_- Even telling him "drop it" can be a bit of a negative thing for him, so we have to be careful about getting frustrated with him at all.
 
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Shambles and Smalls? Something akin to this:



And right back to their business. Every one else offers appeasement behaviors. Except Elsa, that dog doesn't know how to not be over joyed at all times.
 

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Mine don't really get "scolded" much. It's much more common for me to just laughingly ask them "what are you doing?!", to which they smile, wag, and change their mind about their plans. They just really don't get into stuff much or do anything really naughty. On the very rare occasions where I am really mad, Meg will slink off (and in the old days, would pee) and give me whale eyes until I apologize to her. Gusto just walks around my periphery with his tail tucked.

What gets them really upset is when I give off frustrated signals which is different than me scolding them. When I start getting frustrated they know they aren't "doing it right,"
Oh god, this is our life far more than scolding. Such handler soft dogs.
 

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Gambit pretends to be upset, but he usually gives me a look that suggests he's metally flipping me off. Luckily he is almost never outright naughty. Usually his bad behavior is the result of his fears, and that doesn't get scolded.

Gimmick about dies when scolded. The thought that he might have dissapointed me is crushing and he rushes off to hide and be pathetic.
 

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I guess Juno's the only one really responsive to scolding. Not terribly though. It's enough to get her to stop doing something, and then she usually wiggles over with her tail wagging, ears back, +/- lip licking. It's nothing significant though, give her 2 seconds and she's fine.
She's also one who, if another dog is in trouble, she'll come over to me to apologize for them.

Cajun and Lucy don't really care.
 
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My friend got Lotta when she was only a small puppy. At first Lotta used to nip my friend a lot. The only thing that helped with it were time outs. It's the only punishment my friend has used with Lotta. However, it seemed to be too hard a punishment because of this: everytime my friend took Lotta from a time out she seemed a little shy and avoided my friend first.

Nowadays Lotta is often very naughty. :D Then she behaves the same way as your dogs:

Pippa just looks up with a ditzy look on her face and then goes back to being bad until I give her a task to replace what she was doing haha.
Except she doesn't jump up on furniture. My friend herself doesn't know what to do then though.

Dekka thinks eeeh or bad dog are one of her names :rofl1: If you yell at her she flings her self at you all wiggly and happy.

This is the dog who when she was young would get upset if I was talking on the phone for ages if she wanted something. So she would stand on the kitchen table (which she knew was not ok) and kinda wiggle there till I yelled at her. Then she would come running and fling herself at me.

I have tried for a little suppression at times on the agility but she doesn't care at all. She just barks back (yay yelling buddies!)
Either Lotta doesn't care if my friend asks her not to do something. When Lotta is doing something naughty my friend needs often to carry her out from there. Then she growls at my friend. Then she behaves like a toddler that is in defiant stage which is very funny. :rofl1:

It really all depends with Abrams. We can yell no at him all day long and he just doesn't care. Same with physical corrections (pushing him out of the way, bonking him on the head, etc.) However, if he is doing something inappropriate and we are actually MAD at him...that is when it sinks in. He immediately stops what he's doing, grovels, and offers appeasement behaviors. Then when he's been forgiven he tends to get really excited and butt tuck all over the place and bark, which is really annoying. Haha
Actually my friend has some questions about these things. She thought that she would ask them rather in this and maybe in some other thread: Teaching silly dogs
 

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Looks at me. Maybe goes to the crate if I persist with the shrieking.
 

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Even a glare that is too harsh causes Nia to slink away and then act very submissive. Ears down licking, looking away. If I'm still mad, she won't come back and will most likely hide even if I just yell at her for a second or two.
 

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It really depends with Jubel and how mad I actually am about his actions. He's not a soft dog but he doesn't like when I'm really mad at him. Takes a lot for him to get me really mad at him so it doesn't happen too often.

Doesn't get frustrated in training no matter how long we work. Can yell and scream at him till I'm blue in the face, if I'm not actually upset he just smiles and wags his tail. He knows when I'm real mad and he gets all mushy then.

He likes to eat random crap off the ground and I've started to lightly tap him in the side when he tries to eat the acorns in the park. He looks at me like I've booted him full force and nearly killed him. Hasn't detered his acorn eating efforts one bit either. I get much rougher just playing with him and he doesn't bat an eye. A nudge in the side and he's throwing crazy amounts of appeasement signals at me.
 
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Horrified. Like pancaking to the ground, shutting her eyes and trembling horrified.

On the one hand, a look or an 'ahem' is all it takes to get her to knock it off when she's being a pest, but on the other hand I feel for how hard it must be to live in her world.
 
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I don't scold her that much but Luna usually stops what she's doing and listens. When it's my dad doing it though she gets terrified. I don't blame her though, he can be way scary when he's angry :lol-sign:. Once I tell her "good girl" cuz she listens, she'll get happy.
 

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