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    Finger Pointing?

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    Anyone else's dog not understand the concept of finger pointing? Luna just looks at us instead of the direction we're pointing. Is there a way of teaching this? I've watched videos of puppies picking up on it. She's a smart dog. But just doesn't understand this.
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    I have no idea, but I read this as finger painting. I was like uhhh nope mine can't do that either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yabos View Post
    I have no idea, but I read this as finger painting. I was like uhhh nope mine can't do that either...
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    Which message are you trying to send?

    My little dog thinks it means "Where? where's the food you dropped?" but my bigger dog thinks "oh god, no I did not chew anything up and I will piss in your house".

    We've sent mixed messages, totally our fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [his] lobster View Post
    Which message are you trying to send?

    My little dog thinks it means "Where? where's the food you dropped?" but my bigger dog thinks "oh god, no I did not chew anything up and I will piss in your house".

    We've sent mixed messages, totally our fault.
    and how're you sending it?

    like... my dog will only look in the direction I'm pointing, if I'm saying something he understands, too. For example, if I'm telling him to get his ball and pointing it where it went, I can't be vague by saying, "Get it!". I have to say, "Get your ball!".
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    The "look over there" message. Not the "you're in big trouble, missy" message. I even say "Look. There's your ___." Ball. Bone. Lobster. Whatever the thing may be. She looks if I point with my toes directly at a dropped piece of food, though.
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    My dogs only know finger pointing commands. If I try to point at their toys, they'll look at me like I'm completely stupid.

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