this is derailing, but interesting...
Pohm will grass on the other dogs. As in tell me they are doing the wrong thing. She lets me know (body language) something is up. I go look. She's a good alert. Reliably onto something fast, that ive missed. Her 2 mates sneaking off for an example. She looks sheepish in her approach, has learnt that a certain head move, that Brian has taught every single member of the family to perform for him, on cue! (dog is bloody odd, and he landed with us in control HA!) So to alert me it was Brian, she made the head gesture of Brian. How bloody weird is that? And span on spot when i said Bernie, a bernie behaviour but not one of hers.
werid dogs are. They puzzle me.
They do understand more than we currently recognise i believe.
And bernie, always the gobshite GSD. talks i swear with intonation. And he mimics too. Us humans, he can say hello to, Brian has a yorshire terrier inside him that comes out when he whines, a teeny tiny dog noise, that doesnt belong in such a huge dog. Well now, Bernie has copied this voice, as it seems to get lots of attention . So i cant tell who's doing it now as its rather high pitched hard to locate sounds. So they both get attended. Well trained i am.