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Achilles was just clawing at hte front door and I thought it was b/c a cat had run across our yard a little while ago. He was doing the whole high pitched whine thing. I told him to knock it off and went to check on my son in teh shower. The dog follows me and then jumps up on the closed toilet and sits down.

I raise and eyebrow and ask if he has to go outside. He jumps down, turns around in a circle barking. Umm...okay. So I go open teh sliding door and poor guy squats immediately and goes.

I guess sitting on teh toilet is one way to let your humans know you need to potty. This goes in the Achilles hall of fame next to the day I found him sitting in the tub with his water dish under the faucet trying to get it to fill it up :roll: .
 

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Mike Schoonbrood said:
Those are the moments where you wish you had a camera LOL.
Tell me about it!

He's still shaking his head at me. "Lady, how could you NOT get that I had to go when I was jumping up trying to UNDO the latch on your living room door? Why must I resort to such simplistic measures to communicate my needs to you plebian **** sapiens?"

I know he's laughing to himself.
 

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OHHHH! WOW! ](*,) IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!!!

When Cujo brought me a roll of toilet paper he stole outta the bathroom the other day n put it down by the front door he was trying to tell me he had to go potty! WOW... it's all so clear now!

I swear, dogs are smarter than us LOL.
 

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Mike Schoonbrood said:
OHHHH! WOW! ](*,) IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!!!

When Cujo brought me a roll of toilet paper he stole outta the bathroom the other day n put it down by the front door he was trying to tell me he had to go potty! WOW... it's all so clear now!

I swear, dogs are smarter than us LOL.
I know mine is smarter than me, and that's saying something.

OMG where was YOUR camera? Wish one of our boys was a female...we could breed toilet-paper-carrying-toilet-seat-sitting GSD puppies. Advertise them as THE most house-break-able dogs on the face of the planet: "Never find pee in your shoes again or poo on your bathroom rug with one these pups! No sirree: s/he will automatically sit on your toilet seat and/or lay a roll of TP by your door to let you know it's "time"!" :lol: (before anyone throws things I really AM kidding).
 

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I owned a Border Collie that would flush the toilet if she had to go potty. Maybe because she heard that noise and every time someone would come out relieved.
Of course, she would also open the pantry door if she was hungry (later, when I kept her raw in the fridge, she would open that as well), would put her bowl in the (originally closed) toilet when she was thirsty, and would open any crate door when she was bored or lonely.
 

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Sarah Hall said:
I owned a Border Collie that would flush the toilet if she had to go potty. Maybe because she heard that noise and every time someone would come out relieved.
Of course, she would also open the pantry door if she was hungry (later, when I kept her raw in the fridge, she would open that as well), would put her bowl in the (originally closed) toilet when she was thirsty, and would open any crate door when she was bored or lonely.
Aren't border collies a hoot? My uncle's came to "tell" him the cat had coughed up a furball one day by sitting in front of him and hacking! He wouldn't stop until my uncle followed him to where the cat was :roll:

Andi (the rescue girl) got bored earlier so she opened my bedroom door to let Achilles out (they were on a time out b/c she started limping and yelping a bit during some rough play). I've caught Achilles trying to open the closet where we keep his food on numerous occasions (before the food strike, of course).

I swear owning smart dogs is a serious liability some days!
 
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On border collies: a high school friend of mine worked in a pet store. One of the store owner's friends had a border collie. He would go through the store by himself, while his owner chatted w/the store owner, and pick out all the things he wanted. Then he'd run back and throw them on the counter. Funniest thing I ever saw was when he was told he couldn't have something; the guy handed it to him, and he ran off down the aisle to put it back. I would not believe this story if I hadn't seen it myself. This dog was hilarious shopping. He'd bring up something huge, be told no, return it, and come back with something more reasonable. :lol:
 

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Border Collies are just plain crazy. I had to teach mine so many stupid tricks so she wouldn't get bored and destructive. She would take a soda can (when I was done with it) and throw it in the recycling bin, she would take any trash I told her to and put it in the kitchen garbage, she could open the fridge and get me a drink, she could open the pantry to get me chips/etc.. It was almost tiring just telling her what to do or else she would go nuts! I like GSDs because they will CHILL sometimes.
 

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I knew a lady that ran a border collie rescue. When she would get home from work, she put an x-pen around her lazy boy recliner so she could have a few minutes to herself. Meanwhile all the ocd BC's would sit around her doing the BC stare. Very quiet & nice, but staring.
 
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