Freaking Humans Out

Ok, pay attention.  We have a simple lesson in how to freak the humans out.  When you are on a hike in a particularly remote part of the woods, suddenly alert to a sound that you heard – but the humans did not – and stand transfixed.  Stare intently into the deep woods and sniff the air fully.  Do this despite the humans encouraging your movement further down the trail.  Let us demonstrate:


Natasha starts it



Kiska focuses on the same area in the woods



The Red Team joins in

No, of course the humans never saw anything.  No, of course we never disclosed what we smelled or heard.  But we kept walking down the trail looking over our shoulders just to unnerve the humans completely.


  1. KB on June 4, 2009 at 8:30 am

    My dogs do exactly the same thing. Our S, recently deceased, took it a step further. He’d stare into the woods, doing what we called ‘spooky barking’ and he wouldn’t stop until we put a good distance between us and the spot. Given our worries about mountain lions, we’d freak out every time. I think that he’s chuckling right now remembering our reactions!

  2. Steve & Kat on May 31, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Was it a bear?!? That’s what I think you should say it was. Then say you sent it Sibe Vibes to stay away, so really you saved the humans’ lives and should be rewarded with something really good. Ice cream or something like that.


  3. Mochi on May 30, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Sometimes I like to do that to mom too! 🙂


  4. Maxx on May 30, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Great tip! wish i could do that too but living in the city..Perhaps i can try that at home, give mommy a good scare!


  5. Huffle Mawson on May 30, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I’m gonna start doing that, even in the house! It will freak mum out completely.

    Huffle Mawson

  6. The OP Pack on May 30, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Can you whisper to us what you saw and heard? We promise not to tell.

    Hope you all had a great time with Karen Ramstead today.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  7. Kira on May 30, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    WOOO! That is so much fun to do. Scampi tries it at home by staring at the ceiling, Mom wonders what in heck is up there..he, he, he….
    ~puppy kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  8. brownie on May 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    BOO! That’s a great way of skeering the hoomans! I’ll have to try to do that too…. but it’s not nearly as impressive when you’re alone and only 30lbs! BOL

  9. Storm Glory on May 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    LOL! That is too funny!

  10. Denns the Vizsla on May 30, 2009 at 1:45 pm


  11. Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ Campanella on May 30, 2009 at 11:18 am

    we do the same thing to mommy – she worries about the bears – so we like to make her crazy

    Woodrow Sweetie MJ

  12. the Army of Four on May 30, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Ha roo roo roo! I LOVE doing that to my mom! Isn’t it great entertainment!?!?
    Play bows,

  13. Ozzie on May 30, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Was it the snack fairy? I hear that there is a snack fairy that lives in the forest! So far it keeps bringing me snacks of birds! Nice work freaking them out. I’ll need to try that.


  14. Khyra on May 30, 2009 at 10:15 am

    I bet they missed Big Paw but woo got to see it!

    PeeEssWoo: I hope woo are having fun as I paw this! Yes, sleep is SOOOOO overrated!

  15. princess eva on May 30, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Great job alerting the humans to the big evil creatures lurking in the forest. At least you didn’t drag them over to investigate.

    Princess Eva

  16. Stella on May 30, 2009 at 9:25 am

    This is very good you guys! Just the kind of thing I want to learn. But I am a town dog and don’t get to deep woods, so what to do? Maybe prowl around the house, go from door to door with a low growl, try to see out a window, snarl, that might work, huh?


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