Laying in DOORWAYS, a Chow thing?

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Laying in DOORWAYS, a Chow thing?

Postby gebower » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:52 am

My two Chows are notorious for laying in the doorway. Try and move them, better just step over. Zeena is jet black and she'll lay in our bedroom doorway and rots of ruck not stepping on her since you can't see her in the dark. I have to shuffle my feet to find her sometimes. Since they were bred to be a guard dog too, I think it's a natural thing for them to do this. GUARD THE DOOR.

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Re: Laying in DOORWAYS, a Chow thing?

Postby Victory » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:16 am

Yes it is guarding behavior, but they should still get up and move out of the way when you want to enter or exit, because it is also dominant behavior. Mine may lay there, but if I get up or approach they know that they have to get up and move.
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Re: Laying in DOORWAYS, a Chow thing?

Postby Sirchow » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:26 am

Brambles thing is to lie in front of what ever cupboard I am going to need into next or the fridge, to the point I feel guilty for moving her the twelth time when I am cooking. She is very good natured about it but she continually has to move round the kitchen. :biggergrin:
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Re: Laying in DOORWAYS, a Chow thing?

Postby Mailie's Mom » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:42 am

Both of mine lay in the doorway also. I make them get up and move as well. Louie has to be where ever I am so the kitchen used to be a problem. Now he lays smack dab in the middle of the kitchen so I "dance" around him when I am cooking and never step on him and he does not have to get up and move when I open cabinets or fridge or oven. My husband is not used to it so if we are all three in the kitchen my husband nearly kills himself tripping over him :lol: .
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Re: Laying in DOORWAYS, a Chow thing?

Postby Michael's Maggie May » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:54 am

All so true but not only doorways but spread accross the narrow hallway. I had to put night lights up so I dont trip over her. How about with a full cup of coffee and she decides to get up just as you step over her. My right leg has gotten bigger trying to slide her away from the dbl door refrigerator cause she thinks all her neat treats are in there. They are.

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Re: Laying in DOORWAYS, a Chow thing?

Postby nean007 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:29 am

I have banned all animals, furry and husband, from the kitchen when I'm cooking. I have cut my mom's fingers three times whenever she tries to help me cook so I don't let anyone in the kitchen anymore.
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Re: Laying in DOORWAYS, a Chow thing?

Postby Auddymay » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:04 am

Mine lay in pathways as well. Lily has staked the claim of the kitchen/livingroom doorway. It is right by their food and water. Also, she likes to lay in the upstairs hallway and dangle her head and legs into the stairwell. She can see anyone coming from that vantage point.

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Re: Laying in DOORWAYS, a Chow thing?

Postby SWANCIN » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:41 am

Definitely a chowy thing :!:

Kodi has to know where we are in the house at all times, so if we're at opposite ends, she finds the closest, viewable intersection to lay down. And she's definitely a speed bump, always has been. We just step over her now. She has arthritis so we allow this, BUT if it's critical she move, we just say Move! and she gets up and moves.

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Re: Laying in DOORWAYS, a Chow thing?

Postby Lobis Cunami » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:12 pm

Yup it is lol Lobis Cunami makes sure to always lay in the door way from the kitchen to the dining room. :lol:
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Re: Laying in DOORWAYS, a Chow thing?

Postby Tippsy'smom » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:53 am

Deffinately a chow thing. :lol: Tippsy has staked her claim on my bedroom doorway, the doorways to all bathrooms, and the hall to the entry way. :lol: She's always having to move when I'm walking through. But she's so good about it, I barely ever have to tell her to move.

Jasper has claimed the back doorway, the upstairs hallway, and right infront of the babygate that blocks the doorway from the kitchen to the dinning room. He barely ever gets told to move 'cause he's so clingy he just wants to be wherever I am, but if I tell him to, he gets out of the way.
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