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1st December 2006, 05:33 PM
lily has done this for the 1st time all day nearly today. i tell her to lie & she does but kind of crawls along..... is this another cav trick?? :D

1st December 2006, 05:42 PM
:lol: sounds adorable! :lol:

Cinder doesn't do a "tummy-crawl" but it took us a really long time to teach him to roll-over (he just kept spinning in circles rather than rolling!)....so now he FINALLY has that trick down pat....but the problem is that he KNOWS that it's his "best" trick and when we hold and treat and tell him to do ANYTHING else (sit, lie-down, shake-a-paw, etc.) he ALWAYS rolls-over!! :sl*p:

Like he's saying "sit?!....well I can do BETTER than sit!!....watch this mum!" :jump:

1st December 2006, 05:42 PM
Amber does this- sometimes as part of training, because she's just getting to grips with 'down', but she does it when she's playing with Holly too- trying to slither along and look harmless, whilst on the time poised to pinch Holly's treat/toy!

1st December 2006, 06:12 PM
yeah she looks cute but i dont know why she does it? :badgrin:

1st December 2006, 08:19 PM
Dogs are a mystery. 8)

2nd December 2006, 04:25 AM
Fauna has done that same thing since she was really little. I started saying "crawl on your belly" when she would do it, now she does it on command. It is so funny to see her coming across the carpet like some GI Joe. :lol:


Cathy Moon
2nd December 2006, 02:40 PM
In obedience training class, we were told to return the pup to the spot where they were originally told 'down'.

Maybe they don't know that 'down' means 'down-stay', and they want to be somewhere else! :lol:

2nd December 2006, 04:33 PM
lady has started doing this too must be a little cavie trait

2nd December 2006, 04:33 PM
lady has started doing this too must be a little cavie trait

Barbara Nixon
2nd December 2006, 05:45 PM
I've seen lots of breeds, including gsds do it at obedience classes. They are doing the down, but are not staying. I always say 'stay down' while showing the flat of my hand.

2nd December 2006, 08:20 PM
Cedar crawls all the time. It's very cute, but after awhile, it's annoying!

Our training facility has a ribbed plastic flooring, and the minute we enter Cedar drops to her belly and crawls all over. It's very annoying when we are demonstrating to a class different obedience commands, and Cedar decides she just wants to feel the ribbing on her belly. :roll:

She does the same when she's on carpet. Most of our house is wood flooring and ceramic tile, so when she gets on carpet she immediately just starts crawling around. It is unmistakable that she enjoys it, but it is really annoying when you call her to come and instead of running over to you, she decides to crawl the length of the carpet.

2nd December 2006, 08:44 PM
well when most will pay loads to teach tummy crawling, lily has taught her pretty self.. we only have the living room carpeted so i guess thats why she loves the living room...