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Why does the dog follows anyone climbing the mountain?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Asish, May 22, 2018.


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What is the reason behind the dog chasing the trekking team?

Poll closed May 29, 2018.
  1. She is hungry

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  2. She needs affection

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  3. She is lonely

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  1. Asish

    Asish PetForums Junior

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    Hi Friends,
    I am a trekker and recently I trekked a mountain and observed a strange phenomenon.
    A female dog followed us till she got petting.
    Can someone check and tell me the cause behind this?
    I captured the moment in this video,have a look.
     
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  2. kimthecat

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    I dont know . I expect she is a stray dog .
     
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  3. Asish

    Asish PetForums Junior

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    Ya she was a stay dog but please take a look at her expressive eyes.As if she wants to convey some message..
     
  4. Chatcat

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    This happened to my daughter in Sri Lanka. It is following you because it is extremely thin, probably starving, and thinks you will feed it. When it realises you aren't going to, it leaves.
     
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  5. Asish

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    Thankyou for the answer...I had an intuition that she wanted to express something to us. Because we were trekking on a mountain named Ghoradeshwar and it is a very lonely place. I thought might be because of this loneliness the dog felt excited to see us around...We fed her with some fruits we carried ...
     
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  6. Chatcat

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    Well that's nice of you, I suspect that, like the indigenous people, the animals rely on tourism as well. I'm sure she was pleased to see a human! It's sad to think that she is of the same intelligence as my very own much loved and slightly fat dog, but leads a very different life.
     
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  7. Kirstyanneanne

    Kirstyanneanne PetForums Junior

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    It is probable that the Dog is a stray and hungry as well. I Live in Scotland where there are many hills and Mountains.Many Dogs really enjoy going Out with Their Owners and walking and scrambling. Those Dogs look much fitter and healthier than the one in the video tho'.
     
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  8. Asish

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    Thank-you for the reply, but I think there are no stray dogs in Scotland, correct me if I am wrong..Yes, you are right this dog looked pretty weak to us too but she was very lovable and her eyes were quite expressive...If you check the video carefully she lifts her heads up while I was petting her.This is a general sign that she is devoid of love and affection in that region which she deserves...This video has been taken in Ghoradeshwar Mountain back in Maharashtra India.This region has many mountains and is very lonely place, take a look of the underlying video to get a look and feel of the place.


     
  9. MilleD

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    No, there are stray dogs in Scotland. It's just that there are also facilities in place which deal with them (sometimes sadly leading to their deaths but even death is sometimes a better fate than being left to starve on a mountain).
     
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  10. Asish

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    Oh it is?In that case what breed of stray dogs are found in Scotland. For E.G. : In India we have Pariah breed predominately found as stray dogs. In US we have Pitbulls as stray dogs but I didn't ever got to know about stray breeds found in Scotland. Please let me know as I am always curious about enhancing my knowledge about dogs in every aspect.
    Also I am not very sure if you got a chance to look at the Pariah breed of dog which I have posted in the above videos. These breeds were also exported to Australia and were known as Dingo.
     
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    I'd rather not look at the videos thanks. They look depressing.

    I doubt it's a particularly breed that strays in Scotland, just the same as the rest of the UK - dogs that people don't want any more or have lost.

    Not sure the origin of Dingoes is correct - no-one seems to know absolutely - https://australianmuseum.net.au/dingo
     
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  12. Asish

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    I checked the link you shared above and it is good. The videos I added above aren't sad but it has happy endings :) ..The dog was finally fed by us but yes expression of the dog said a million of things.
     
  13. Calvine

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    She appears to be in reasonable condition but also looks as tho' she's had pups at some point.
     
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  14. Asish

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    Oh my goodness, I must appreciate the point you mentioned above. Yes indeed she had pup as I noticed one cute pup [may be few weeks old] was kind of circling around her. I am sure the pup belonged to her as She moved along with that pup after a while.

    But I truly wonder how could you so accurately predict this fact.Just amazing!!!

    Her condition was also considerable, thought she looked hungry. And yes not to mention she was very friendly to the trekkers....
     
  15. Calvine

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    Her mammary glands appear somewhat enlarged. Was there just one puppy?
     
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  16. Asish

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    There was one brown puppy but was looking very healthy indeed. Have you read any books about body language in dogs? If so please suggest as I will be interested to know more on this since you caught the symptom very well just by watching the clip itself. Good catch I must say..
     
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    I'm afraid not as I only have cats!. But I'm sure there are plenty forum members with dogs who will be along shortly and be able to help. I wonder if there were other pups hiding . . . if this is a single pup it is no surprise that he looks well-fed! Maybe she lost some of them? Are there predators in that area?
     
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  18. Asish

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    There are predators like Wild Boars and Wolves. I wonder Calvin if Wild Boars have potential to eat puppies? I have never heard of any...But yes there were few more adult dogs around, but do they have potential to kill puppies?

    I will be looking forward if someone/some forum folks can provide some more info in this case..Check this video closely to see how she reacts to my petting:
     
  19. Calvine

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    Boars and wolves both definitely have the ability to kill a dog. Who exactly made this video (and when)?
     
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  20. Asish

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    I made this video around 3 weeks back...But I have heard that Boars are vegetarians but may be I am wrong ...
     
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