PHOTO CONTEST - November Theme is Open-> Vote Here

October Photo of the Month Winner
Image

Theme: Snout
Pictured: Yoda
Submitted by: Steve Gossmeyer
About With Ball As Always


Featured Topics
Just registered? Read This
Submissiveness
This should be read by everyone
Columns and Rows in your posts?
Photo Uploads - Updated Instructions
Latest K9 Products Series - Suppliers
How To Select/Research a Breeder
Other breeds that may be the source of your brindle dog


This forum has a Facebook page. Click here and like the page to stay up to date with all the latest activity.
Did you know you can embed YouTube videos in your posts? Instructions Here

What's up - literally?

Post Reply
Owned-By-Hendrix
Training Dog
Posts: 938
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:40 am
Tell us about yourself: Dutch Shepherd Owner.

What's up - literally?

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:21 am

So I've been noticing H staring at lights recently. In the house I'll catch him looking straight up at the ceiling, usually in the direction of a light, for maybe a second or two, then he lowers his head. Doesn't seem scared or anxious, just focused, then moves on. He does get eye buggers in the morning so I'm wondering if it's a floater or possibly something in the attic (we had a possum encounter the other night) however I hear nothing and technically the attic should be rodent sealed. It's not all the time but I am noticing it a bit more over the last two weeks as he's never done it before. The lights aren't majorly flickering or anything to cast a shadow.

Besides something from the Grudge stalking me, anyone have any ideas? I'll keep an eye on it either way but want to make sure it's not a red flag or possible OCD behavior starting.
Kay
(Pepper's Look-A-Like)
(Tyson's Soul Twin)

Dutchringgirl
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4883
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:05 pm
Tell us about yourself: I am a mom of 6 life forces - 2 kids and 3 dogs 1 hamster. I live in Ct. I have trained Ringsport and Agility and have 2 DS, one 15 and 7 and a Basset Hound Cookie who is 2
Location: Ct, USA
Contact:

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:49 pm

How old is He? maybe the floaters?
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
ImageImage

Owned-By-Hendrix
Training Dog
Posts: 938
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:40 am
Tell us about yourself: Dutch Shepherd Owner.

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:04 pm

Almost 3. I went up to the attic and where he's staring has no attic space, just roof. I didn't see any wildlife but then again I wasn't looking too hard because the attic is damn creepy! Okay I've really just seen too many horror movies... :whistle:
Kay
(Pepper's Look-A-Like)
(Tyson's Soul Twin)

Raven
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 1608
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:19 am
Tell us about yourself: .

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Raven » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:43 pm

Thor does it. I'm not sharing why publicly. :o
Though I can only hope to become the person who my animals believe I am, the things that they have taught me have made me a better human being. ~~~Sharon~~~

Owned-By-Hendrix
Training Dog
Posts: 938
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:40 am
Tell us about yourself: Dutch Shepherd Owner.

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:53 pm

I keep telling him if something jumps on me without warning he is so dead. He seems to be focusing on something and it's specifically to a light fixture, on or off. He doesn't do it outside. Last night he was in the corner of the room, parallel to the light, paused, flicked his eyes up for a second then moved on. I'm trying not to make a big deal out of it, I just hope it's not the start of an OCD behavior. A friend pointed out it may be that the possum jumped on him from overhead or there's a new frequency coming from the light. Just really weird.
Kay
(Pepper's Look-A-Like)
(Tyson's Soul Twin)

k9lexi
Green Dog
Posts: 234
Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:23 am
Tell us about yourself: Over the past 25 years I shared my life with a Rott, two Akitas, and a Shepherd/Husky mix. I now have my first Dutch Shepherd. Lexi was born in early September 2014. She is great in so many different ways but I could use advice from some been there done that DS owners.

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by k9lexi » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:51 am

Any of those horror films you watch have the dog see a spirit in the house and the humans are unaware? ;)

Owned-By-Hendrix
Training Dog
Posts: 938
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:40 am
Tell us about yourself: Dutch Shepherd Owner.

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:43 am

Almost all of them. The animals are always the first to know. :whistle: :g_wink:

Although if my house burns down from an electrical fire I'm gonna be SO mad I didn't listen to him. He's smarter than me most days...
Kay
(Pepper's Look-A-Like)
(Tyson's Soul Twin)

Dutchringgirl
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4883
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:05 pm
Tell us about yourself: I am a mom of 6 life forces - 2 kids and 3 dogs 1 hamster. I live in Ct. I have trained Ringsport and Agility and have 2 DS, one 15 and 7 and a Basset Hound Cookie who is 2
Location: Ct, USA
Contact:

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:49 pm

k9lexi wrote:Any of those horror films you watch have the dog see a spirit in the house and the humans are unaware? ;)
actually it is true, animals are not closed to seeing other " things" like adults are. They are like kids, open to what ever is around.

Sadie is always staring at the ceiling or up somewhere, but being that its Sadie, Im not sure if she is in tune to other things, or........................She is being Sadie.

Is it a specific light? or does he do this to other lights.
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
ImageImage

Owned-By-Hendrix
Training Dog
Posts: 938
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:40 am
Tell us about yourself: Dutch Shepherd Owner.

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:14 am

Every light on a ceiling, whether chandelier or fan or just fixture. Doesn't stare at the sun, sunspots, or shadows. No scones or porch lights. Just specifically the light fixture straight up. I've been marking all the noises that happen when I catch him looking, and he disengages faster, but then there's times where he's just... Glaring at it. Still short glances but I do wonder what's going on in his head. And I don't want to encourage it but at the same time I'm not sure ignoring it is the right way...
Kay
(Pepper's Look-A-Like)
(Tyson's Soul Twin)

Dutchringgirl
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4883
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:05 pm
Tell us about yourself: I am a mom of 6 life forces - 2 kids and 3 dogs 1 hamster. I live in Ct. I have trained Ringsport and Agility and have 2 DS, one 15 and 7 and a Basset Hound Cookie who is 2
Location: Ct, USA
Contact:

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:56 am

Sow, i have no idea.
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
ImageImage

Owned-By-Hendrix
Training Dog
Posts: 938
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:40 am
Tell us about yourself: Dutch Shepherd Owner.

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:09 am

Lol me neither Lisa. Me neither. I'm debating on opening the alcohol closet... ;)
Kay
(Pepper's Look-A-Like)
(Tyson's Soul Twin)

Dutchringgirl
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4883
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:05 pm
Tell us about yourself: I am a mom of 6 life forces - 2 kids and 3 dogs 1 hamster. I live in Ct. I have trained Ringsport and Agility and have 2 DS, one 15 and 7 and a Basset Hound Cookie who is 2
Location: Ct, USA
Contact:

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:29 pm

you mean you dont have an alcohol closet already??
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
ImageImage

Owned-By-Hendrix
Training Dog
Posts: 938
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:40 am
Tell us about yourself: Dutch Shepherd Owner.

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:58 pm

Oh I do, just keep it locked up because life with DerpMiester is far too tempting to go shopping in the closet. Although my alcohol store does love me lol.

Still staring at lights but we seem to be focusing on corners in rooms and one particular light now. Which helps me think there is something in the attic except that one light...
Kay
(Pepper's Look-A-Like)
(Tyson's Soul Twin)

Dutchringgirl
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 4883
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:05 pm
Tell us about yourself: I am a mom of 6 life forces - 2 kids and 3 dogs 1 hamster. I live in Ct. I have trained Ringsport and Agility and have 2 DS, one 15 and 7 and a Basset Hound Cookie who is 2
Location: Ct, USA
Contact:

Re: What's up - literally?

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:55 am

oh...........there is something in the attic alright but not the house attic. :whistle: :doh:
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT
ImageImage

Post Reply