When outside he runs to the spot where the small dog and he got in an argument... caused by the small dog. Then he runs to the back west north corner where the deer hang out. He does bark at them.
The only time he barks at me is hen I take to long letting him out in the morning. Or I forget to give him and Chance their apple/carrot bits. Or I was distracted from giving him his chews or biscuits after breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
He knows when it's feeding time, or Ball time, or outside with no ball time. If I am slow or reading he comes and paws me. He know when it is meal time.
He barks more inside then outside when something is going on outside. But he gives me the look when I am too slow. It's rather unnerving to tell the truth.
He doesn't bother the cats but does watch them if they are making a fuss. Both cats have taken to sneaking into my bedroom at night. If they are quiet he pays them no mind, if not he watches them like a hawk.
He does remind me if I am reading or working at my desk if I am late for a meal or out time with or without the ball. If I am doing chores h usually curls up on the couch and waits till I am done. unless I am doing laundry, then he expect to go outside while I hang clothes and toss his ball while I am doing it.
He does paw me if he needs to go outside and I am taking to long.
Oh here is a new one. Charlie will go potty on demand. That will include #1 & 2. This has developed over the last 6 months. If we are outside and I am weeding, playing ball, etc. I tell him to "Go Potty" before we go back him.
To say I was shocked the first time he did this, is an understatement. Before we go inside I tell him to Go potty and by golly, he walks to one of his areas and does what is needed. Amazing.
He is so fricking smart. It's scary, 8-)
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