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Do Dogs Have Learning Disabilities???

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by claire, Aug 5, 2009.


  1. claire

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    Ive thought this for a while now, I know they have different levels of understanding and inteligence but do some dogs have Learning Disabilities???
     
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  2. Acacia86

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    I have heard they can! Well they can get OCD, depression, anxiety so i am sure there is a possibilty they can have learning problems ! ;) x
     
  3. Patterdale_lover

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    Chester has sign language commands as he is deaf, and Bess freezes in fear if you try teach a new command. I think she was hit when she got it wrong :(
    My brothers fiancee's dog is autistic. No kidding, he was starved of air at birth :(
     
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  5. peppapug

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    i think i have a dog with learning difficulties!!! Mummy pug has OCD but son pug is "lights are on noones home!" love him :rolleyes:

    no, he knows how to love but doesnt get much beyond basic training. He was born via C section so dont know how long he took to revive but he really isnt too bright.

    He is so laid back and make us laugh so simple simon Percy is the best!!!!! :001_tt2:
     
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    Elmo is certainly the Forest Gump of the dog world.
    Run Elmo run.
     
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  7. rona

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    I am quite certain that Alfie has :(
    Or is it because he's male and all my others have been female :D
     
  8. Acacia86

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    Love the name Percy!! :D x

    LOL!!! Sorry that made me smile :D Bless Elmo though :) x
     
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    Maybe that's my problem. Percy is my first boy!!!
     
  10. cassie01

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    dogs can suffer from things like ADHD, OCD etc but its not that common. the biggest learning difficulties are over exitability, short attention span, various fears and anxieties etc. health issues effect learning too. dogs with hip dysplacia and other things that limit their physical movement can stop them from being able to perform and so learn certain tasks. If the dog cant pysically do something then they loose the ability to be able to put it on command.
     
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  12. Yorkshire mum

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    My mother, who taught me a lot about dogs, used to say there were idiot dogs. I believe she was right.
     
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