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Old 02-23-05, 01:42 AM
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How long does a dog's memory last?

I would like to know, 10 minutes, 5 hours, couple days a year maybe. There was a jelly incident that just happened and I would like my dog to have fogotten about it by the morning, what are the chances?
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about 0.000000000000000000000001 second. just after kvrdave pulls the trigger









dogs are pretty forgiving so I would worry about it.

what exactly took place?

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Jelly incident?

I always heard peanut butter was the choice for that activity?

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KY Jelly?
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Originally Posted by Vryce
Jelly incident?

I always heard peanut butter was the choice for that activity?

My thoughts exactly!
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They have "Oh crap" moments. They don't remember not to get into the garbage after you have beat them, but when they see you after they have done it again, they think "OH CRAP" because they suddenly remember they will be beaten again.
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Years ago, my cousin had those little poppers you toss on the ground, and a neighbor's dog was over in my cousin's yard. It was a very friendly dog also, one of the most friendly I've ever known, but my cousin wanted to see what it would do if he tossed those poppers at it's feet. Well, he did that and the dog ran off yelping. Ever since then, the dog will not come anywhere close to us at all, and it will never enter the yard. That's been years ago also.
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When my Alaskan Malamute was a wee puppy we kept him out of a room by putting up a very small wooden gate. He tried to get through it and it fell on him and his head got stuck in it. 12 years later when he was 160 pounds and could easily and just stepped over the gate - he went nowhere near it .. just on the memory that it would attack him again. People used to laugh that the little gate kept him stuck in that room, but it's a testimony to how good their memory really is.
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Originally Posted by General Zod
When my Alaskan Malamute was a wee puppy we kept him out of a room by putting up a very small wooden gate. He tried to get through it and it fell on him and his head got stuck in it. 12 years later when he was 160 pounds and could easily and just stepped over the gate - he went nowhere near it .. just on the memory that it would attack him again. People used to laugh that the little gate kept him stuck in that room, but it's a testimony to how good their memory really is.

Oh Crap!
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A dog's memory lasts approximately...Oh Look! I can lick my own balls!!




A smart dog has a good memory. I know the instant I walk in the door if my dogs did something wrong, even if the something happened hours before. I can see it in their facial expressions. The hard part is knowing which one did it as they both look guilty. They really are a collective rather than one dog anyway.
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Originally Posted by Wooderson
There was a jelly incident that just happened and I would like my dog to have fogotten about it by the morning, what are the chances?

don't you mean peanutbutter?
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
don't you mean peanutbutter?
Did you actually read the thread or did you just open it, read the first post and immediately post a response?
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Dogs remember how they are treated a long long time. When I was a small kid, I pulled my uncle's dog's tail. When I saw him again about 10 years later, he tried to bite me, despite never showing any kind of bad behavior to anyone else.
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Originally Posted by movieking
Dogs remember how they are treated a long long time. When I was a small kid, I pulled my uncle's dog's tail. When I saw him again about 10 years later, he tried to bite me, despite never showing any kind of bad behavior to anyone else.

Dogs remember me until the day they die.



I suppose that is another vote for "very short memory".
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It's interesting when they remember traumatic events.

I remember when I helped my cousin take their family dog to the vet for a follow-up after being fixed (he was still wearing the "lampshade"), he happily went for the car ride. But the moment he got out and recognized the parking lot, he put on a massive struggle and refused to walk in while leashed. I had to pick him up and he flailed around like crazy. Inside, while on the examining table, he was also quite hyper.
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My friends French Bulldog fell one day of the table while she was put there by my friend.Until today the dog will not move an inch if you put in anywhere above the ground.Even on a chair.The dog will not move as it's still scared.
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I think dogs have very good memories, and I wonder about some of the replies that seem to indicate some don't think so. Either some of you never had dogs or never got to know them well enough.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Did you actually read the thread or did you just open it, read the first post and immediately post a response?
open it
Old 02-24-05, 09:07 AM
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Not long enough to remember the rape.
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I saw Jon Stewart one say dogs have about a ten second memory, that's why they eat their own vomit. "I don't feel good... BLARGH! Hey look, food!"
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They've got less than 5MB of memory, so they can't store much of anything for very long. They apparently only see in black and white so I suppose they save some space by going with the grayscale over RGB.
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My impression: they live in the present, but do have memories on how to act in that present.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Did you actually read the thread or did you just open it, read the first post and immediately post a response?
maybe he's a dog?

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