Your dog's "I'm home after a walk" routine....

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  1. ACooper

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    Do they have one?

    Orson's:

    1. Gets in the door and sits down, most of the time it's right in the way so you can't finish getting in the door :rolleyes: He sits because he's waiting to have his collar removed. He is used to, and likes, being naked in the house.

    2. As soon as the collar/lead is removed, he runs to his water dish like we've just been rescued from Death Valley. Doesn't matter how long or short the walk or the temperature outside, he acts as though he's near death from dehydration. Most of the time he only slurps up a sip or two, but it has to be as soon as the collar comes off.
    Example: This morning it's only 66 degrees out and we only went around the block, ONE BLOCK! (my foot is hurting this morning) and he ran to the water dish asap.

    After the drink his routine can vary, sometimes he sits in front of the fridge wanting a treat, sometimes he lays on the cool tile (if it was a long walk or it's really hot out) and sometimes he just goes to find one of his boys and flops on them, LOL...........never know what phase 3 will be like, LOL

    So? Does your dog have a set pattern or is it 'anything goes'?
     
  2. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Run straight for the living room to let everybody know shes home, ask for her leash to be taken off, then run and inhale whatever food is in her bowl
     
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    As soon as we walk in the door, Zander goes straight through the hallway and into the sitting room. He does these three things in varying order, depending on the situation:

    Do his best impression of a camel.
    Sit and wait for the leash to be removed.
    Outside to potty.

    Sometimes I'll take his straight out back, others I'll let him get a drink first, and then there are times I'll just let him free first and let him sort out the other two things.

    After all that is done, he paces the house for 5 minutes before finding a place to lay down and zonk out. Usually the landing on the stairs. It's rather cool out there, compared to how warm Jin's room or our bedroom is.
     
  4. Renee750il

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    No, mine are totally capricious, although Tallulah will usually check to see if something has materialized on one of the food bowls while she was gone.

    She is a Bottomless Pit.
     
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    Race each other to the bowl to drink
    Wait for me to refill the bowl (7 dogs drink a lot of water lol)
    Then it usually descends into body slams and wrestling until everyone finds their place and settles. Or if we're coming back from the beach they're crated.
     
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    Grab a toy and prance around wanting to play. Walks make her CRAZY and totally pump her up for more activity.

    Kind of the exact opposite effect I want.
     
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    He will run to the back sliding door, to see if their are any squirrels, and then come back for water.
     
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    Race around the house with your blanket in your mouth before the human can take off your leash while growling and stomping on Zobby seems to be Elsie's standard end to walks.
     
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    Frodo doesn't really have a routine. Other than spinning around to get a treat as soon as we get in the door for not eating anybody in the hallways.

    Other than that sometimes he politely waits for me to take his harness off, sometimes I have to hunt him down for it. Sometimes he gets zoomies, sometimes he just goes to see the rats. Sometimes he drinks, sometimes he just walks around or falls asleep.
     
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    Well we usually go to the yard when we first get back. Webby sits to get his collar off. Mira looks at Webby then also sits to get her collar off with her front feet dancing in excitement. Kim pretends she can't see or hear anyone then acts all shocked that everyone is sitting and plops her butt down with an air of innocence.

    Then I release them and they all zoom around the yard at top speed like lunatics just released from a 20 year stint in standing-room-only solitary confinement. The sun! The sky! The wind in our faces! The grass beneath our feet! Oh Joy! Oh ZOOM!

    At which point I wonder for the millionth time why I walk my dogs :p

    We probably go for more runs than walks just because I like to run. They do the same thing.
     
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    Desoto runs straight to the food dish, which he knows I pick up after his run outside and then grumbles and lays down by his water dish, staring plaintively at his food bowl sitting atop the fridge.

    Radar sits and lets me take off his harness then dashes to the water dish for a brief second before starting a full out wrestling match with Duke. Regardless of how long we where gone, how tired he is or how hot it is.
     
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    Suzie used to race off to find the cat, chase her up a tree or something, and then go to the water bowl, and then find her toy for me to throw so she could go and chew it. But now she mostly just walks into the yard, gets her leash taken off, and goes to lie down. My puppy is getting old :(
     
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    I always LOL at my dogs when we get home from a walk... every time, they sit perfectly close together to get their leash/harness or collar removed. Then they sit there. And sit there. Sometimes for 5 minutes, hoping that I decide to give them a treat for their good behavior. I can leave the room and they'll be sitting there watching me. :| I often cave and give them a snack so I guess I've conditioned them to it!

    Then they drink water together and roll around on the floor together.
     
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    Mine all wait for me to remove their leashes and collars, then they all go get a drink, and then I either put them outside where they lay in the sun or they go to their beds or lay on the floor. Not really much of a routine though, since they do that (minus the drink) regardless of a walk.

    Also, Ripley's similar to Orson in that no matter how much or how little exercise he gets, he thinks he needs to drink a ton of water. We can go for a three hour walk and he'll come home and hurry to the water dish, or he can play outside for 10 minutes and think he needs just as much water.
     
  15. Blue_Dog

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    Dependent upon how excited he is he will either wait for me to take off his leash and harness before saying hi to everyone or he will run in acting insane and say hello and then let me unleash him. After that he rubs his face around on the carpet (a habit he has from when he used to wear a halti). Then he gets a drink and lays down somewhere and goes to sleep. No matter how short the walk was and how hyper he was when he got him.

    Sometimes before going for a nap he asks for outside to go to the washroom because he tries to not do that on our walks. XD

    Besides that sometimes I ruin his nap by having to hose him down if he's been for a swim in the river.
     
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    Frog dog is on the tile and attempt to get enough air... Then drink some, pace and repeat.
     
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    Look hopefully at the freezer to see if I have an after-walk bone for her to chew. If not, drink a bowl of cold water and flop down on the tile.
     
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    Straight through the door, no waiting for me to take the collar off. They've got waiting for the collar to go on down to a fine art, but not the collar off bit.

    They walk to the kitchen, Grace on the left, Abby on the right and Gracie usually feels like playing at this point and will sometimes push Abby up against the kitchen cupboard. Abby is less enthused.

    I finally catch up with them to remove collars. Gracie will always go to her room or to the laundry to drink water - she has always been a big drinker and Abby will usually just lay on the kitchen floor for a while. She's not a big drinker but she may get one a bit later when she decides to get up off the floor.
     
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    Kailey chugs a ton of water and then asks to go outside. I have no idea why. My dog's just a nut.
     
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    She'll sit nicely for me to remove her leash and then look up expectantly at the treat box, which is conveniently located where I hang the leash. If it's raining or snowing and she's gotten wet, she lets me dry her, which is like pulling the starter cord on a weed whacker. Zoomies ensue.
     

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