View Full Version : What words or noises makes your dog's head tilt?

2nd October 2006, 12:18 AM
I was thinking about this after looking at the cute Willow puppy pics.

What makes your own dogs tilt their heads from side to side? And do you do and say the things that will make them do this, just because it is so cute to watch? :lol:

If I make any kind of odd noise Jaspar and Leo tilt their heads. Or sometimes if I sing. icon_whistling (I am sure it is not a comment on the quality of my singing). Or if I say 'treats!' Or a word that they don't know, if it is a single word and they think that maybe it is a command they are supposed to know. Leo does it more than Jaspar. I don't know if I've ever seen Lily tilt her head!

2nd October 2006, 12:26 AM
I love it when Brodie does this!!! The cutest thing ever. It's like he is really trying to understand every word I am saying. He always does it if you are asking him a question...especially if the question has the word GO in it...Major Head Tilt Action then! :lol:

2nd October 2006, 12:31 AM
I just try and make any goofy sound, sort of like a woo woo sound....if that makes sense, LOL! That was how I got Bentley to perk up for the photo that I have as my avatar, I took that not too long after I got him last fall when he was about 7 months old.

2nd October 2006, 12:47 AM
It's funny this topic was brought up! The movie Grease was on TV today and apparently Kingston likes to tilt his head when I sing my awful rendition of "Hopelessly Devoted." LOL

2nd October 2006, 12:57 AM
Jasmine does the greatest head tilt when I say "Pickle do I love you!". I love watching her do that.

2nd October 2006, 01:03 AM
apparently Kingston likes to tilt his head when I sing my awful rendition of "Hopelessly Devoted."

:rotfl: :rotfl:

Yeah I get those startled looks too if I start to sing... 8)

2nd October 2006, 01:15 AM
LOL Avi and I were just commenting on this the other day. Kosmo is a tilter whenever we talk to him. When I tell him about my day (yes I am ridiculous!) he will tilt from side to side.

Whenever we turn on the Animal Planet and there are animals on the screen he continuously tilts from side to side. it's the funniest thing.

2nd October 2006, 05:25 AM
King will do the head tilt usually when some1 makes a weird noise...like a noise I make, it kinda sound like a broken trumpet... :lol: or if he hears a noise but can not see where it came from

2nd October 2006, 10:49 AM
*g* Yes, Holly will do this too re weird noises. Also if you just sit and talk to her in a silly voice- her head goes from side to side! My uncle claims his girlfriend's shitzu cross understandsevery word he says, but I've never seen Poppet do the head thing. So Holly's more uh, interative. But then Poppet is the laziest thing that ever walked on four legs.

Bruce H
2nd October 2006, 12:07 PM
Our dogs will do the head tilt thing any time I make a sound they have not heard before, including singing.

BTW, I have been forbidden to sing. Dogs cower in corners; mothers bring their children indoors; squirrels start uncovering their winter stash of acorns. Kris said she's afraid the police and fire/rescue will show up one of these days :lol:

2nd October 2006, 01:19 PM
For Bradley it's the word "walkies" or if I sing :)

2nd October 2006, 01:23 PM
Anything that starts with "Do you....." for Merlin! :lol:

molly+charlies mum
2nd October 2006, 01:34 PM
:p my charlie will tilt his head if i say amber(my daughters name)he loves her to bits :l*v: and will then go and search for her,molly will do it if i say wee wee time...

2nd October 2006, 04:05 PM
Bailey is a tilter...... If sing to him or talk in a high pitched voice... Also my nephews toys that sing or talk... Yesterday it was my nephew's 1st birthday so he got lots of new toys. Bailey was standing right up close to one of them tilting his head from side to side (very cute)... Bailey also looks very cute in a birthday hat.. I'll post pic's soon.

2nd October 2006, 04:08 PM
Duncan tilts when I tile my head. If I get right in front of him he will mimic me. My husband gets a kick out of it.

2nd October 2006, 06:14 PM
Maxx does it when I say 'Bonies' and Charlie does it when I say 'Warley woos' which is his pet name!

2nd October 2006, 06:27 PM
Ella loves to head tilt. It happens most when I have her full attention - we are looking into each others eyes at somewhat of a distance and I'm talking to her. After a min. or so she stops tilting and comes running at me in full wimper like "mom I just don't understand you - I'm sorry - now can I kiss your face" It is the most adorable little puppy act - I love it.

2nd October 2006, 06:47 PM
Hey! My Willow inspired a thread! :D

Willow will head tilt at any unusual noise (kissy noises, singing, anything she hasn't heard before - which is still a lot of stuff). The funniest is when we watch The Simpsons - she head tilts every time Marge talks!


2nd October 2006, 10:16 PM
Duncan tilts when I tile my head.

I'd tilt my head Ashley if you tiled your head too!! :shock:

2nd October 2006, 10:35 PM
LOLOLOLOL! Now that's just mean.

But thank you for the very funny mental vision! :lol: :lol: :lol:

3rd October 2006, 02:35 PM
Duncan tilts when I tile my head.

I'd tilt my head Ashley if you tiled your head too!! :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That made me laugh out loud in the office (thanks a lot - haha)

4th October 2006, 01:22 AM
:rotfl: :rotfl:

4th October 2006, 10:05 AM
haha cookie tilts her head to 'biscuit'!! lol, also if you say 'where's ____?' or even if you whisper something to her lol

Cathy Moon
4th October 2006, 11:51 AM
My 3 tilt their heads when I'm talking to them and when they hear strange sounds. They listen for these words: 'what', 'where', 'do you want', 'want to', 'go for a', 'go to', plus all their food words. :lol:

4th October 2006, 04:47 PM
Walkies, good boy treats, going to nannies........ and Woody favourite.....Is it....... Dinnertime, then he jumps all over the place