This silly dog cries to get inside – not realizing the glass door is actually wide open

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I’ve put quite a lot of effort into teaching my dog not to paw at the door lately, to save the glass and the screen door. And, I’ve been successful!

Now my dog spends the entire day standing at the wide open door barking to be let in or out. I think he knows it’s open, so I think I maybe accidentally taught him he needs permission to pass through? He’s not allowed to leave the front porch without a person, and there’s no door there at all, so it’s not totally outlandish that that’s what I accidentally taught him.

Now I’m trying to teach him to use his “indoor voice.” Having taught him to stand by the door barking loudly. Law of unintended consequences, or something. This is the furthest into the summer my screen door has ever lasted though, so I’ll take it.


That’s a dog who has seen things. Who has experience. Who knows what happens when you run into the closed glass door. “You’re not fooling me,” that dog says, while they giggle at him.


Yeah, that’s a doggo that has absolutely bonked its noggin on that door when it was closed, previously.


Well, I guess they all can’t be Best in Show. Derpy dogs are lovely!

Dog Meme GIF by ViralHog


Can’t help notice she’s laughing like “Muttley” at her “mutt.” Also, some kind encouragement would have been nice for the poor guy.


Clearly he is a vampire. Who’s laughing now lady?


Well, that was years of training down the drain.

Now if only I can get the kids to think there is glass between my WFH space and their School-FH space…

That probably takes a few years in mime school. I heard from one of the graduates that the courses there were great. Then I realized how bad their alumni are.


there are no stupid dogs, only stupid dog owners

The owner is either Muttley or has emphysema

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We always used to teach ours dogs to “whisper” for conversational barking. Worked fine until our latest, a GSD mix, who prefers to be heard at all times. I grew up in a house built in the 1890s that had a solid wood front door. When my parents moved in it already had sixty years of dogs scratching on the wood; our dogs added a few furrows. Was quite beautiful, actually. Scratching to get in is a behaviour I don’t see too often anymore, maybe it’s metal core doors.
EDIT: just checked streetview, the original door is still there, can’t really tell if there are more “scratches”, though. That door has a leaded stained glass window the width of the door and about 40% of the height, which appears to be intact. Not bad after >130 years


Watching this makes me think the poor thing has run head first into those doors in the past. :frowning_face:


My dog suffers from the same as Jacob Silj.

What an adorable terrorier!

There’s either a tall frame or a baseboard across the bottom of that open doorway. Aside from being a tripping hazard, it gives a visual miscue that the door isn’t open.

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This dog is actually being a very good dog!

Which dog?

This dog

Who’s a good dog?

This dog… You’re a very good dog!

Who’s a good dog?

You are!!

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