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Old 04-29-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Do you have a head tilter?

Anyone else out there have a "head tilter"? Just about every time I talk to Chessie she looks at me and tilts her head to the side (no, she doesn't have vestibular issues :-) ) but she has done this ever since she was a tiny pup. It used to be triggered by using the phrase "Do you want..." or "Does Chessie want..." but as she grew up she seems to have generalized it far past that single phrase and will do it most every time you talk to her. She makes me feel like I must be one fascinating conversationalist! Does your dog signal rapt attention to what you say this way or another?





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Old 04-29-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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You mean like this:

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Yer my Jess dose that. I think it makes her look very intelegent and that she is hanging on your every word.

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I sure do have several head bobbers, when I talk to them telling a story of what is up for the day or what might of happened, they titlt, bob eyes looking right into mine as if they understood every word.

I have not taken time to look for a photo but I will do that. I think they must feel they hear better or understand us more so?
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Yep, my 2 do that. Fergus talks back to u as well...lol.


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Yes, both my 2 do that - Simba more so than Molly. Simba really seems to hang off my every word and cock her head accordingly and sometimes she even 'talks' back to me - it's one of those collie traits I adore
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Yes my Girl does this too but only on words, like What do you want? or Do you want too? I have always wondered why do they do this head tilting, Prehaps it's a concerntraiting thing like I am really payiing attention to you, this better be worth while LOL
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Both mine do it,but only Tina talks back to me,and Roxy sings with me.OH says she is telling me to stop singing

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Mine don't but I love it when dogs tilt their heads when someones talking.
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Chaz - Simba cocks her head a little bit more on each word until it looks really uncomfortable, it's so funny.

She'll also cock her head at the tv if there's a whistle or a word she knows, I wonder if it's a collie type thing to do naturally? They're bred to be responsive to whistly sounds etc whereas maybe sighthounds aren't?

Would be interesting to know if others find the herding breeds more responsive to little sounds and talking
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