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Offline karateblossom

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doggie language
« on: January 19, 2008, 01:54:52 pm »
What does it mean when a dog give
 us the 'down dog' stretch?  Not the goofy ready to play signal but that:  facing the alpha butt in air front paws out and chest ground salute.

I remember a lady telling me it has some significant meaning but i dont remember.  Anyone know?
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Offline Bubbalove

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Re: doggie language
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2008, 02:01:09 pm »
I assumed it was just a stretch!  Does it have significant meaning???  I would love to know!  Every time Kana does it we say.."nice bow!"  He does not do it on command, though!
Kana - 4 y/o Japanese Akita
Kita - 8/2005 crossed Rainbow Bridge
       10 y/o American Akita