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by Bob McKown on 01 June 2012 - 19:06

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 Just curious:

                        I,ve always found my females (K9) Bond closer to me then my males. My females are very reseptive to my emotions more so then the males. For instance My males have always been aware of when I was sick or nor feeling well but my females 2 inparticular were very concerend when I was ill they would lay with me in bed and never get very far away. My females were more concerened with me being pleased during obedience then my males. I think it is just easier for me to form a strong emotional bond with my female dogs ? has any others found this simelar or just the opposite.   

by DDRCzechFan on 01 June 2012 - 20:06

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Absolutely, Bob. 

I was a FIRM believer in owning female dogs (I, myself, am female) and then, I had two male dogs. Both of which have bonded closer to me than anything I could've imagined.

My females were obedient and hung on my every word, but the current male I have (Beau) and a male I've had in the past, (at the risk of sounding egotistical) in essence, worship the ground I walk on....I can do no wrong in my MALE dog's eyes.

In MY opinion, my two males were also FAR more affectionate than any of the females I had ever owned (both GSD and other breeds) and much more in-tune to my emotional state. I loved my females, don't get me wrong but there was never the "closeness" I find with Beau.

Just my own experience, though.

by DDRCzechFan on 01 June 2012 - 20:06

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Likewise, I have not bonded with our pitbull, Delilah. She is my husband's dog through and through. 

She also prefers the company of male relatives to that of me. 

I think dogs have their preferences too. Who knows, with the females, maybe it's the hormonal thing? I know us human females tend to get a little (I use this term loosely) batty when it's "our time of the month" and my females could always sense that and steered clear of me. LOL

by OGBS on 01 June 2012 - 20:06

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Bob,
I wholeheartedly agree with you.
I was thinking the same thing when in discussion in your other post about the breeding you are looking at. Female dogs with male handlers usually bond better and are probably much more compliant with male owner/handlers.
--Steve

by fawndallas on 01 June 2012 - 20:06

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I think dogs have their preferences too. Who knows, with the females, maybe it's the hormonal thing? I know us human females tend to get a little (I use this term loosely) batty when it's "our time of the month" and my females could always sense that and steered clear of me. LOL



So very true.  Rose hangs on my every word or move, but during that time....she gives me an extra 10 feet clearance and looks like she is tip toeing beside me during our walks. 


LOL

by Niesia on 01 June 2012 - 21:06

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My female is closer bonded with my hubby than me. Even though I was the one that spent all that time and did all the training with her. Don't understand me wrong - she's loves me and is perfect with me, but Tom is number one. If we play 'attack' - if I 'scream' for help she is looking like "What did you do to deserve it?", when Tom 'screams' she comes to help him and nudges me - "Mom, leave him alone"...

Now, with my boy, he'll jump into fire for me and doesn't care about my hubby much. He's obedient and listens to him perfectly, but even my hubby says - he's YOUR boyfriend... And I think that's the difference with men bonding better with females and women bonding with males. My boy is extremely affectionate and gets really happy and excited when I'm pleased with him (not so much for my hubby). When we do obedience, he starts his prance when I call him "Good Boy". He's the one that will lay or sit next to me for hours and take every petting I can give him. A big, fuzzy Teddy Bear with giant warm tongue...
 
But females are much easier to train, more enthusiastic about doing things -t least that's my experience. My boy wants to please me, works for me and not for treats/toys but often he's got his own idea how it should be... And often he behaves like my boyfriend and not a 'dog'... Few days ago I had to pick him up (80+lb) and carry him across the house to show him that he doesn't make bad decisions ('trash diving') and runs away from me when I call him...


by Red Sable on 01 June 2012 - 21:06

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I agree female dogs bond much closer to their handler than males.  That has certainly been my experience.

by trixx on 01 June 2012 - 21:06

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i have trained one of my females from a young pup and would say she really is my dog and my male i got at 4 months i did the training but he really does not show any one as his fav, all are his friends, my older female i  got when 6 years she  likes both me and my husband, but even at an older age she has bonded, i have also had other breeds one was a male shep/ border collie cross and he bonded so well if he could crawl under my skin he would , so i also think it has to do  as with personallty, but from my experience females do bond alot more than males. obedience is alot easier on the females , meaning they want to do it my shep male could care less..

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