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Q: do dogs know their moms

June 20, 2010 | By Anonymous | 5 answers | Expired: 1381 days ago

we have a momma and her 2 litter-mate girls. When they play, momma always is the one who does the dominant moves. Do the her girls know she is their momma, therefore, allowing her to dominant them?

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LibbyLibby
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Jun 22, 2010

yes they know who their mom is but I'd be careful about her being dominant because she could do the same to people and that's how people get bitten. I don't allow my dogs to dominate each other because I don't want them to think they can dominate me or anyother person that comes over. once the pups get old enough to be givin to families I would take over the disciplining myself if I were you.

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Christina
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Jun 22, 2010

Absolutely!! Thats just a way the mama cat is teaching the babies. That mama cat wont let ANYTHING haooen to her babies.

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Stephanie  C.
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Jun 22, 2010

Of course! That's how doggy society works. All babies respect their mothers. When they pups grow up, they may try to take over, but that's much later.

Dogs know their mom from her scent. All that time nursing when they are growing up is filled with the scent of their mama's belly. They never forget that smell.
I'm sure some scent is reminiscent for you too. That one smell that takes you back?

Good luck!

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Lisa B.
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Jun 21, 2010

yes -the mother is teaching them.

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cathy C.
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Jun 21, 2010

Oh Yes!!!This is the best socializing for your puppies. They learn so much from their mamas that they take with them all through out their lives. They learn from their litter mates too. There is a lot of info out there if you want to read more. Stillwell,Mcdonald,and Owens are the last names of some great trainers and authors of great books.

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