r/HumansBeingBros Oct 06 '22 Heartwarming 2 Beating Heart 1 Silver 3 Helpful 3 Wholesome 8 Take My Energy 3 LOVE! 1

Passengers not disturbing the resting dog

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u/maybesaydie Oct 06 '22

If this annoys you downvote and move along rather than telling us how you'd like to kick the dog.

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u/thelivefive Oct 06 '22

Anyone know where this is?

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u/Charming_History7423 Oct 06 '22

Chile

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u/Duck_Duckens Oct 06 '22

We have a thing for dogs.

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u/wynnduffyisking Oct 06 '22

I went to Santiago a few years ago. Dogs all over the place! Well fed, healthy and friendly dogs that apparently just were taken care of by the community. It was in the winter so people had put little coats on them. It was awesome. 10/10 would come back.

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u/thelocker517 Oct 06 '22

I remember a woman soliciting money for food and shelters for them. We would see her around the little man-made mountain in downtown Santiago and always gave a few pesos for the dogs.

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u/wynnduffyisking Oct 06 '22

Yeah I saw those all the time as well

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u/linkman245a Oct 06 '22

Judge a place based on how well there starys are treated

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u/iamapizza Oct 06 '22

Chile dogs are my favourite

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u/TheEyeDontLie Oct 06 '22

I prefer them baked.

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u/TrueBlue98 Oct 06 '22

dudes getting downvoted but I thought it was funny tbh

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u/traumatism Oct 06 '22

I scanned over this and thought it said Barked.

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u/ExcessivelyGayParrot Oct 06 '22

I've been to Chile a few times, and I was once telling a friend about all the cool dogs in Chile. I explained that it wasn't that every dog in Chile was friendly, But that every dog that wasn't friendly in Chile was quickly "taken care of"

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u/peyronet Oct 06 '22

We will be first in the world to recognize inter-species families.

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u/Pollomonteros Oct 06 '22

What

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u/commentmypics Oct 06 '22

I don't think they meant marriages lol

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u/gnarbone Oct 06 '22

CHILE WILL BE THE FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO RECOGNIZE INTER-SPECIES FAMILIES.

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u/Geek_X Oct 06 '22

Ayo pause

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u/mattrocking Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

I was looking at this and first thing I thought was my country would never be that kind

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u/pinklavalamp Oct 06 '22

I’m Turkish American. I’m proud of my home country for its reputation on how we treat our street animals. Other things, not so much. But strays are treated amazingly well throughout Turkey.

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u/AntNo357 Oct 06 '22

A Turk friend of mine says it's just the cats that are treated well, and feral dogs are considered a nuisance. Is that not true?

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u/fanfinifinfon Oct 06 '22

It’s partially true, dogs are treated much better than they are treated elsewhere but compared to Turkish stray cats, they are treated with a bit of caution as they can be aggressive sometimes. I don’t think they are considered a nuisance though.

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u/TheTroubledChild Oct 06 '22

The turkish folks who live in my country (germany) always feed the birds of the city, like pigeons and sparrows outside their shops and houses. They are never cruel towards them like everyone else. I always thought that this is such a wholesome mindset.

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u/PibeEnLaEsquina Oct 06 '22

Has some similarity to Argentina, but looks too nice. Other comments say Chile, so makes sense.

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u/TwoChordsSong Oct 06 '22

Viña del Mar, Chile.

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u/wermad Oct 06 '22

Yay! I'm from Quilpué!!

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u/boxingmantis Oct 06 '22

Sure looks like Boji in Istanbul.

He's so well known the city tracked him as he used public transportation to roam around, including on ferries

He eventually got so popular that the ruling party honest to god felt threatened and was caught planting poop on a bus to get people mad at him.

He's been adopted by a billionaire for his safety lol

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u/RabonaFlickVolley Oct 06 '22

This shit is Onion levels of absurdity, so entirely believable in today's world.

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u/XzAeRosho Oct 06 '22

This was in Chile, in the Valparaiso trains

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u/Arctic_Chilean Oct 06 '22

Yep, the seat colors look just like those on the MERVAL

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u/DesastreUrbano Oct 06 '22 Silver

Dog minutes later god dammit! I miss my stop! Why nobody woke me up? Where is Bob? Bob knows we get off on the same station... My boss gonna be mad now

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u/thelocker517 Oct 06 '22

The Chilean street dogs protect the people. He needs rest for later

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u/DesastreUrbano Oct 06 '22

Aguante el primo del Matapacos!

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u/Cinema_King Oct 06 '22

Dogspreading

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u/lordofherrings Oct 06 '22

When I do this I get snarky comments. And NO minor key piano.

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u/sk8ter99 Oct 06 '22

Let sleeping dogs lie

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u/soljaboss Oct 06 '22

<insert canned laughter>

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u/derete Oct 06 '22

Damn it how did i hear this?

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u/DannyMThompson Oct 06 '22

Same, I hated it.

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u/Mancomb_Seepgood_ Oct 06 '22

"Bazinga"

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u/bsylent Oct 06 '22

hatred intensifies

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u/Throwaway021614 Oct 06 '22

<laugh track>

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u/xquid Oct 06 '22

I wish someone would teach my wife this. She has the dogs on a schedule. They’re dead asleep.. no matter, it’s time for their walk!

Man, let them rest.

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u/Duder_4 Oct 06 '22

Listen to that song by blackberry smoke

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u/ISignedUpToGiveSauce Oct 06 '22

I think the applicable saying is something like "If you sit where a stray dog has been laying you're likely to end up with fleas."

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u/FullyAutomaticHyena Oct 06 '22

"When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas."

Seems to be a warning about the consequences of keeping close company with "ruffians."

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u/whatacunt8 Oct 06 '22

Doesn’t need that shitty music / audio over the video.

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u/Bishime Oct 06 '22

Idk. I’m not sure my chakras would align without it

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u/Daloowee Oct 06 '22

Obviously means your Bark Chakra is misaligned

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u/berrey7 Oct 06 '22

I felt it in my Sacral Chakras!

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u/dubbymcdub Oct 06 '22

But.... in a world that can feel so cruel, let us choose to be kind.

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u/JustinHopewell Oct 06 '22

Pretentiousness, by Calvin Klein

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u/robmac550 Oct 06 '22

I can't play piano but i think i could make music like that. How much they making offa that shit?

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u/thisis887 Oct 06 '22

They can pay you in exposure.

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u/Kashmir2020Alex Oct 06 '22

It doesn’t hurt a human to be kind to an animal.

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u/BelleAriel Oct 06 '22

The dog is music enough. What a beauty.

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u/beardslap Oct 06 '22

If it had just been the video with the live recorded sound I would have felt happy and genuinely touched by the small acts of good that humanity is capable of in a tough modern world.

With the music and voice it makes me want to search out whoever made this video and shout in their face for 5 minutes about what an awful human being they are.

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u/El_sone Oct 06 '22

Smart phones allow anyone to be a video editor, and by god it seems that lowering the barrier to entry for that particular skill has been a terrible mistake

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u/DemonSlyr007 Oct 06 '22

You guys don't default mute everything?

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u/largePenisLover Oct 06 '22

It's some shitty trend.
You take a good video and then replace the sound with one of your favorite songs.
This way you can show off your amazing music taste and like totally unique personality!

It's like idiots are trying to revive myspace in video form.

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u/DrTheloniusTinkleton Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

The prophecy states that the one called “Tom” will one day return to vanquish the Dark Lord Zuckerberg with the ancient art of teabagging and we shall rejoice. A new utopia will then be born from the ashes of the apocalyptic battle and his disciplines shall don tshirts of brilliant white purity.

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u/dickdemodickmarcinko Oct 06 '22

They're like bumper stickers but on videos

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u/rockstar504 Oct 06 '22

Who doesn't mute the entire site post tiktok?

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u/Shaurma99 Oct 06 '22

genuinely curious, is that dog seeing dreams? because the paws are shaking
are dogs capable of seeing dreams?

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u/edzimous Oct 06 '22

Yep. You may have heard of Bunny the Labradoodle who communicates with buttons. I remember seeing a video of her having woken up after sleeping like the dog in this post and she was visibly shaken, her owner asked what was wrong, and Bunny replied “stranger dog”

So, like how our dreams reflect our subconscious worries, for a dog, one such worry might be being attacked out of nowhere.

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u/BrunoJ- Oct 06 '22

Bunny replied “stranger dog”

That was my most interesting read of the day

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u/MarnerIsAMagicMan Oct 06 '22

Bunny is a fascinating case study and the work that Alexis Devine has already done with her is incredible. She taught her dog to communicate using the same speech pathology strategies as humans with with non-verbal disabilities, and has potentially shown that dogs are capable of a much deeper level of thinking and communication than we originally thought.

I'm always skeptical and cautious of these sorts of things, especially when there's only one or two examples (otherwise, in our excitement, we might wind up with another Clever Hans) but if this can be replicated with other dogs it would be a monumental breakthrough in the study of language and interspecies communication.

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u/pupperoni42 Oct 06 '22

There's a group on FB where people who are trying this with their own dogs and cats and occasionally other animals will post their videos. Some of them are now participating in formal studies with researchers who are studying animal cognition.

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u/IWillDoItTuesday Oct 06 '22

User name checks out

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u/estee_lauderhosen Oct 06 '22

Hunger4words’ Christina Hunger was the first to do it I believe, she’s a speech pathologist herself and her dogs name is Stella!

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u/Curae Oct 06 '22

There are a bunch of dogs and cats using buttons to communicate on YouTube/tiktok/etc.

They're not case studies of course, but the frequency and amount of vids seem to at least suggest there's often a case of them understanding what they're asking for.

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u/BrunoJ- Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Alexis Devine isnt a name that rings my bell.

Im aware of Brian Hare on dog's cognition and Gregory Berns made his dog go through RMI to show dogs emotions capabilities which were similar to human's.

Not that i wont look into this Devine fellow you mentioned, scientific papers about dogs are always fascinating

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u/MarnerIsAMagicMan Oct 06 '22

Alexis is Bunny the dog’s owner, she is piggybacking off of the initial work done by Christina Hunger (a speech pathologist) and her dog Stella. By using sound boards, careful phrasing of her questions and sentence structure, and lots of time and patience, she has seemingly opened the doors to communicating with her dog. Specifically, teaching her dog how to communicate with her, beyond whining/barking & body language.

At this point, Bunny appears like she is expressing existential thought, like questioning herself (“who this” when looking into a mirror, and even repeatedly asking “bunny dog” “what dog is?” for a few weeks straight). She also appears to be using a combination of buttons (words) in complex ways to express new ideas. For example, saying “ouch stranger paw” to draw Alexis’ attention to a thorny plant that was stuck in her paw. Or using a combination of animals she knows to creatively describe new animals (“cat hippo” after seeing a deer for the first time on a walk)

As mentioned before, while exciting, reasonable skepticism is warranted. Are we only seeing cherry picked clips where her words make sense, and ignoring the rest of the gibberish? Is she reacting to other cues from Alexis’ body language to know what buttons to press? Is she just pressing buttons because she has learned XYZ happens when I press ABC button (I.e. I go out when I press “outside”) or does she truly understand that the word “outside” refers to the concept of the world beyond her front door? Alexis is cooperating with linguistic researchers to record more complete data of Bunny’s behaviour and use of language so we can hopefully answer these questions.

Skepticism aside, this is extremely exciting for linguistic academics and dog lovers everywhere, and with more data and quality research it could very well become one of the biggest breakthroughs in the study of language in our lifetime. If you’re curious, there are plenty of videos of Stella or Bunny using their sound boards online, and much more to read about than what I’ve included here.

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u/Throwaway021614 Oct 06 '22

“What dog is?”

“Good girl!” <— correct answer

(Who is a good girl!?!)

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u/houseofprimetofu Oct 06 '22

There’s a cow on TikTok that’s using the button boards.

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u/sillystephie Oct 06 '22

OMFG what is the channel called??

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u/houseofprimetofu Oct 06 '22

normathetalkingcow !! Just checked

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u/ravenwing110 Oct 06 '22

Her sibling Otter is starting to use the buttons too. It's fascinating!

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u/LjSpike Oct 06 '22

This is wildly interesting. Especially given these things are often tried on primates as opposed to other mammals, so this really is interesting.

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u/9p83fhsa312 Oct 06 '22

Der Kluge Hans couldn't do mathematic or understand it, but could see if he is doing right or wrong as soon as the other one showed a stress signal. Like if he is wrong people were more stressed, when he was right, people felt less stressed. So he tried to get to the number till the people didn't feel stressed. So in other words Hans was just really good in sensing how people around him felt.

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u/shewy92 Oct 06 '22

Someone trained a cat to communicate with buttons that said things too

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u/drdfrster64 Oct 06 '22

Wonder if it’s because mad has no direct result and the cat is trying to figure out the meaning? Pets = get pet. Food = get fed. Outside = get taken outside.

The mad button just seems to do nothing from the cats perspective.

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u/melvadeen Oct 06 '22

Billi is always mad.

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u/pupperoni42 Oct 06 '22

It was hilarious when they gave Billi the "mad" button. 90% of what she said for a while was MAD. Like she had all that pent up rage that just had to be expressed.

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u/Throwaway021614 Oct 06 '22

“Despite all my rage I’m still just a cat in a cage”

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u/TeaBeforeWar Oct 06 '22

You can buy sets online. I got some for my crybaby dog who's always whining about something or other, and have zero regrets. Turns out he mostly wants kisses and to go out front to watch the neighbors.

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u/Pristine_Quarter_213 Oct 06 '22

There's another cat named Russel who does the talk buttons. They have a TikTok as well as a YouTube channel. They have 4 cats altogether but Russ is the only one that's learned how to use the buttons. However it almost seems like he will use the buttons to fulfill requests of the other cats sometimes? So interesting! They're far more intelligent than we give them credit for.

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u/lofiAbsolver Oct 06 '22

It was "stranger animal" actually. Here's the video: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQoDRqZBY5w/?igshid=YjkyYjQxZDk=

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u/notafeetlongcucumber Oct 06 '22

I always assume my dog is running after a ball in her dreams.

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u/xXxDickBonerz69xXx Oct 06 '22

She also has said "ouch stranger paw" when her paw hurt.

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u/pikapalooza Oct 06 '22

My first rescue was a 10+ year old miniature poodle who had been in and out of shelters at least 3 times (the rescue said this was the second time they got her). They found her wandering the streets with a harness on but no ID. She was emaciated and basically just bones and fur. When I took her home, she would have panic attacks in her sleep, like she was being chased. She'd growly and make little barks. I didn't want to startle her so I would sit by her and just whisper to her that she's safe and loved. Sometimes she was so deep in sleep, I could pet her back and she wouldn't wake up. But that seemed to calm her down a bit. I don't know what kind of hell growly went through in her life, but I am glad that I could save her from it. (Rip growly)

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u/_Martyr Oct 06 '22

Pretty sure these videos are just heavily edited. That's while you'll never see a real peer-reviewed article about this from anywhere accredited. Just YouTube videos and tiktoks. I fucking hate how gullible social media has made people.

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u/DarkChocolatRaisinet Oct 06 '22

You do realize that's all fake right?

I believe it's often called "facilitated communication." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facilitated_communication

Here's a wiki article about a famous horse who's owner claimed it could do arithmetic (spoiler alert, it was debunked): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clever_Hans

Here is an article that literally talks about the dog you're referring to (again, debunked):

https://neurosciencenews.com/animal-communication-18280/

Here's another article:

https://therewiredsoul.medium.com/debunking-the-viral-talking-dog-of-tik-tok-df114625b4d5

(To be clear, I'm not saying dogs don't dream. I'd be kind of surprised if they didn't based on the little movements our previous dog used to do while in an especially deep sleep. The hoax is when people pretend their dog can "talk" and then milk it for as much money as they can).

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u/SureThingBro69 Oct 06 '22

That’s absolutely bs.

My dog knows atleast 30 words. There is no reason to believe he couldn’t push buttons to say those words.

Sit, down, potty, food, shake, outside, walk, run, come, stay, peanut butter, treat, bone, toy….just to name a few. I have to intentionally spell those words verbally if I do not want to get his attention in a conversation.

You think them understanding them clearly wouldn’t give them the ability to push buttons to expressly ask for those exact things. So he knows to sit when I say it, but you don’t think he could lean to push buttons saying “look” “I” “sit” to get my attention? He has different barks for stranger, his best friend dog outside, or people he knows. You don’t think he couldn’t learn to run to me and push bottoms to say “stranger outside” or “friend outside”

I mean sure, some of it probably isn’t much better than what a 4 year old could learn to communicate. Have you ever owned a dog?

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u/Asleep-Analysis178 Oct 06 '22

Yes they are! He looks like he’s running in his dream :-)

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u/BelleAriel Oct 06 '22

Probably chasing after rabbits and having fun.

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u/Chuck_217 Oct 06 '22

Absolutely. My late girl Kitty would chase squirrels, I believe. Her legs would twitch and she would push out these little excited barks. Most adorable thing, may she rest in peace.

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u/Sensitive-Ad-5305 Oct 06 '22

Your girl kitty... is a kitty or a doggo? Also, very sorry for your loss... loss of pet is utter shite...

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u/Chuck_217 Oct 06 '22

Yes, we thought she was a greyhound mixed with maybe Australian shepherd. Incredible intelligence with an attitude. She acted so much like a cat, we named her Kitty.

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u/miosgoldenchance Oct 06 '22

That’s adorable. RIP Kitty

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u/Pope-Cheese Oct 06 '22

All three of my dogs do the same thing on a daily basis. They all appear to be having a blast during their day naps

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u/tinselsnips Oct 06 '22

My cat also does this, but has never been outside and has never encountered a squirrel/mouse/etc.

I wonder what the actual dream imagery contains has he goes chasing after <err: undefined prey entity>.

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u/whatacunt8 Oct 06 '22

Yes dogs dream.

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u/Difficult-Concept-43 Oct 06 '22

My dog does it all the time, sometimes even moans like he’s having a scary dog nightmare

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u/MouseRat_AD Oct 06 '22

I rescued my boy from a shelter and we know nothing about his first 3 years. 10 years of extremely comfortable living later and he still has nightmares almost daily. We speculate that he was picked on in puppy prison.

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u/roseofamber Oct 06 '22

Try putting him softly when he's like that and see if it makes a difference. It took a lot of time but my moms rescues got much better sleep after doing this anytime we caught them sleeping for a few months.

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u/No-Turnips Oct 06 '22

Have you ever woken your dog up because you thought they were having a nightmare?

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u/Inevitable_Thing_270 Oct 06 '22

As others have said, yes they can dream. There’s even pretty good scientific evidence for it and dogs have been shown to have similar brain wave patterns to humans while sleeping, including the bits that cause humans to dream.

I hope this dog was having a good dream about chasing something and that he caught it

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u/ilovegingermen Oct 06 '22

There's also a pretty big theory that they're mainly dreaming about us, their humans.

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u/MmmmMorphine Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

My dog regularly barks, growls, runs (though of course usually more akin to this dog's twitching than actual running movements) and wags her tail when she sleeps.

Hell I've had to wake her up countless times because her sleep barking woke me up.

They definitely dream. Though what that means exactly is hard to say, maybe in another decade or so we will be able to fMRI (among other technologies) their brains and reconstruct at least the visual aspects of their dreams. We can sort of do people already, but it'd be difficult to replicate with dogs at the moment.

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u/clouddevourer Oct 06 '22

Cats dream too! My kitty would shake her paws and meow a little in her sleep sometimes. One time I guess she was having a nightmare because she suddenly woke up and started running away, but after a few steps she stopped, looked around and went back to bed. So I think that cats (at least some of them) also know that dreams are not real.

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u/cara27hhh Oct 06 '22

yes but it's hard to tell if they're having a good dream or a bad dream from looking at them

They only typically sleep deep enough to dream when they feel safe too, so it's strange to me that it's happening on a train. When they feel unsafe or they're just resting and don't want to sleep deeply, the ears often stay perked up

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u/lsaz Oct 06 '22

Yeah, I had 3 dogs during my teenager years, they even bark sometimes. I miss them.

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u/Hodoss Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Yes. My dog often sleeps against me, and I regularly feel him having those REM sleep tremors.

A particularly vivid dream produces muted whining and barking like this: https://youtu.be/C3SFXwdAqro

When we dream, our body is paralysed so we don’t act out the dream (Sleep Paralysis is experiencing this while semi-conscious).

Dogs have the same thing but apparently weaker so they might move quite a bit while dreaming.

Science experiments show mice dream too. It’s likely most mammals if not all dream.

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u/TeddyPerkins95 Oct 06 '22

I guess almost every living thing that sleeps can dream

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u/Jonthrei Oct 06 '22

Probably not all, some animals sleep really strangely. Dolphins (and I presume all cetaceans) sleep "one hemisphere at a time" and never really go fully unconscious, considering they'd drown if they did.

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u/jon-chin Oct 06 '22

good boi deserves a good nap

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u/shumz Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Here's the comment I was looking for

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u/peyronet Oct 06 '22

Typical day in r/chile

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u/vector_o Oct 06 '22

Oh I would disturb that..

With scratches behind the ears!

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u/kinos141 Oct 06 '22

He was dog tired.

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u/EATDABOOTY87 Oct 06 '22

Audio hella cringe Jesus Christ

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u/Potato4 Oct 06 '22

In a woooorld

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u/Spy-Around-Here Oct 06 '22

Made for humans.

One dog.

Is about to embark...

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u/KakkaKarrot Oct 06 '22

Two brothers...

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u/Potato4 Oct 06 '22

Embark bark bark

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u/pingIin Oct 06 '22

live laugh and love, sister ☺️

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u/R67H Oct 06 '22

I hope he doesn't miss his stop

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u/kbeckerburbs4 Oct 06 '22

Never wake a sleeping dog

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u/soljaboss Oct 06 '22

Oh so let sleeping dogs lie?

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u/46554B4E4348414453 Oct 06 '22

i prefer an honest dog

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u/Salkha786 Oct 06 '22

Why?

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u/edzimous Oct 06 '22

Risk of chomps if the dog is startled

Obvs not all dogs not all the time. Just a rule of thumb for safety

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u/lateN1ghtThrowA Oct 06 '22

Some dogs bite when startled awake. My dog is a sweetheart when awake but don’t poke him while he’s sleeping unless you want to get snapped at.

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u/hontronkon Oct 06 '22

I wake the hell out of my dog. Same looking breed, mixed with a Husky. His blue eyes flash open and he starts acting happy and goofy, or just gives out a long sigh and passes back out. Never had him act startled, but can totally understand how other tempered dogs would react.

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u/kbeckerburbs4 Oct 06 '22

Yes, but it’s your dog

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u/cabbeer Oct 06 '22

I always wake up my sisters dog, he’s so fluffy, the first thing I do in the morning is give him a hug

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u/Drew2248 Oct 06 '22

Good Lord. Why do people add sappy music and awful sad voices to these videos? I know why! Because they don't think their viewers are smart enough to understand what they're looking at.

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u/JustEnoughEducation Oct 06 '22

I’d have no issue giving up my seat for a dogbro

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u/MSK84 Oct 06 '22

Switch dog for human: *#@$--"+#&@''#:##

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u/11eggoe Oct 06 '22

was thinking the same thing…. they treat the dog better than they probably would a fellow human

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

There’s a reason they say “Let sleeping dogs lie.”

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u/ImaginaryCoolName Oct 06 '22

Well to be honest I saw people avoid even a seat with a newspaper on it

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u/eggbootycoughs Oct 06 '22

oooou, he chasin something!

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u/lurker818 Oct 06 '22

Because you “let sleeping dogs lie”

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u/lucabtbw Oct 06 '22

In my language (Maltese) there is a saying "kelb rieqed la tqajmux" which literally means dont wake a sleeping dog. Obviously its a metaphor but still...

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u/kimcatmom Oct 06 '22

I wouldn’t disturb this sweet baby either. In fact, before I stepped off the train I would cut one arm off to scratch sweet baby so he/she can sleep longer.

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u/RockChain Oct 06 '22

Let us choose not to fuck with a stray dog sleeping. That’s how you get bit.

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u/MooMoo_Juic3 Oct 06 '22

I wish more people were cool like that.

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u/TemporarySweet308 Oct 06 '22

Aww poor thing. This is very kind, but no dog should live like that. All puppos should have homes.

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u/dogboystoy Oct 06 '22

Out of this video, what made you think the dog lives there?

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u/amplifizzle Oct 06 '22

No collar.

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u/KestrelLowing Oct 06 '22

Honestly, they might have better lives in many ways.

I'm a dog trainer, and last weekend attended a conference (Aggression in Dogs Conference) where several speakers really did talk a lot about free roaming dogs and how often, getting a free roaming dog and adopting them into a home is seriously a massive issue that often results in aggression towards other dogs and unknown people where there wasn't any before.

The main issues for that are that we restrict dogs so, so much. Free roaming dogs have a lot of freedom. When we put them in a typical US home, they loose a lot of freedom. They can't go anywhere without being on leash, they can't choose when and how often to eat, often they can't even choose where to rest. The change is really dramatic which is what can cause that aggressive behavior.

Now, in a standard US dog-owning home, we don't give our dogs much stimulation. They go on a walk once or twice a day and that's often it. There's a reason why behavioral issues are rising in dogs, and it's not just because so many puppies weren't properly socialized during covid. It's because we don't give dogs the enrichment and choice they need to be behaviorally healthy.

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u/browserz Oct 06 '22

Any tips on keeping them enriched enough?

My dog sleeps all day while I work and when I’m doing chores on weekends, he’s not aggressive right now but I don’t want to keep the status quo and all of the sudden he snaps into an aggressive dog

Lol maybe I’m reading too much into the behavioral issues are rising part of your post, but I got my dog during Covid and in the back of my head I worry I didn’t socialize him enough

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u/KestrelLowing Oct 06 '22

So he likely won't suddenly snap into aggression! Sudden changes usually do require something fairly dramatic to happen (like being attacked by another dog, or being taken from the streets and adopted into suburbia). But gradual change is very common - something I actually had to work with in one of my own dogs who gradually over time became more and more aggressive towards larger, fluffy dogs.

But I feel bad and I'm going to give you homework... Get the book Canine Enrichment for the Real World and you can learn loads for how to make sure that your dog is enriched. It's a fantastic book!

For an idea, think of what your dog likely would have been doing when their breed(s) (as best you know) was being developed (Note: every dog is an individual and breed doesn't mean everything, it's just a good place to start and see what they enjoy) For example, a golden retriever would really love to be able to search out a downed bird and retrieve it. So what can you do to simulate that? A border collie would love to be able to herd sheep. What can you do to help simulate that? A st. bernard would have likely been a carting dog, what can you do to simulate that?

Then there's also just the "General dog stuff" that most dogs will have interest in. That's stuff like sniffing out things, chasing things, working a bit with humans, learning new things, exploring, running, etc.

For an example, things I do with my dogs is exercise them regularly, play with them (tug, fetch, flirt pole), take them to new places when I can, when we walk they're allowed to sniff and explore as much as is safe for the location, I teach them new tricks occasionally and refine ones they already know, and the big one for us is doing scent games where I hide food or a q-tip with essential oil on it or most recently, I hide a cotton ball that's been in my bra for a while (so it smells like me) and they search for it.

(my dogs are terriers so they would love to kill small critters. I don't want that to happen so instead we play with toys and we do a lot of scent games)

I also try to give them as much choice as I possibly can while still keeping them and everyone else safe. So when they were younger, they needed to be contained so they wouldn't ingest something harmful, but now that they're older and have more training under their belt, I can let them roam the house when I'm gone so they can at least choose where to rest.

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u/dahengz Oct 06 '22

It's better for them to be on the streets than be in an abusive home

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u/Jaggysnake84 Oct 06 '22

Are they the only two options?

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u/the_motherflippin Oct 06 '22

Lots of places just do the ol' bollock chop, bath treatment n then send them on their way. Cheaper than running a dog pound n dogs seem ok with it.

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u/No-Turnips Oct 06 '22

Spay/neuter and release.

We have these programs for cats where I’m from. We don’t have a feral dog problem. Just lots and lots of poorly cared for cats that kill our wildlife. 😥

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u/poonamsurange Oct 06 '22

He is chasing squirrels in his dreams.

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u/ShitcanPutin Oct 06 '22

Sorry but what's the alternative? This just looks like a normal thing to me

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u/GreyJedi56 Oct 06 '22

Everyone afraid to get bit by stray dog more like

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u/PurpleKiwi66 Oct 06 '22

not really, the subway of the video is in chile, stray dogs here are usually really chill, people just don bother them, we actually play with them when they wake up.

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u/MisterLupov Oct 06 '22

Chilean street dogs evolved to be human friendly because that's how they get food

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u/GreyJedi56 Oct 06 '22

Following in the 🐾 of their ancestors

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u/alaska_rodeo Oct 06 '22

Isn’t that how all dogs literally evolved?

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u/MisterLupov Oct 06 '22

Some evolved to herd sheeps, some to be sleepy metro boys

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u/Squishyfood Oct 06 '22

That street dog is harmless considering it was able to get on a crowded train. If someone was adamant to sit down they could easily just push the dog off no prob. I'd only be worried about fleas/ticks from touching the guy.

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u/yeaheyeah Oct 06 '22

In the Andes in Ecuador you'll see lots of free roaming dogs that are pretty chill and picky about food

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u/Silurio1 Oct 06 '22

Nah, not really. We have lots of dogs that use public transportation here, and they aren't aggressive. This one in particular, Pedro, was famous in Valparaiso. He was adopted back in 2013.

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u/kingevillemon Oct 06 '22

I'm okay with this

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u/cheesehuahuas Oct 06 '22

"I don't need a seat. He looks dog tired."

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u/daarthvaader Oct 06 '22

Dog : I am running faster than the train in the dreams

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u/Still_Maverick_Titan Oct 06 '22

A wise decision to let sleeping dogs lie.

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u/CarlJustCarl Oct 06 '22

Got to let a sleeping dog lie

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u/tsoulianos Oct 06 '22

Made my day thanks

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u/Own-Ambassador-3537 Oct 06 '22

Jokes on us he is coming home from his hard day at work.

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u/DragonCat88 Oct 06 '22

Sleepy pupper.

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u/Unique-Ad-620 Oct 06 '22

The doggie is dreaming!

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u/Gogo90sbaby Oct 06 '22

These are good people. I don’t care what anyone says. They’re either on their way TO work or home FROM work and yet they stand so that this little guy sleep can sleep. Bravo.

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u/seeker135 Oct 06 '22

While I ride, I guard the dog.

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u/JoyfulExmo Oct 06 '22

I think that paw wiggle indicates he was dreaming! 🥹

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u/jezcleopat Oct 06 '22

I wanted to hear doggy snoring like a navvy, not that needy twaddle.

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u/nanners09 Oct 06 '22

Goodness doesn't exist alongside the world, it exists in spite of it, humanity still makes me happy sometimes

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u/UB613 Oct 06 '22

This is heartwarming. Awesome people for not disturbing him. The little guy must’ve needed the sleep.

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u/joker_toker28 Oct 06 '22

Bruh i want these people in my neighborhood. You dont got to be a dick all the time especially to dogs.

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u/Ok_Helicopter4276 Oct 06 '22

Dog’s human is being decidedly unbro.

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u/curdlady Oct 06 '22

Huge respect

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u/majuac Oct 06 '22

Good people 😁😁