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22nd Jan '16 11:33:17 AM Renoc
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* Binturong, also know as a Bear-Cat (but it's closer to a cross between a cat and a sloth), are roughly dog sized and look like large raccoons. They are passive around humans but very curious, so they may walk right up and start sniffing the trail-mix in your pocket. It's not uncommon for a Binturong to have a friendly manner and many people do keep them as pets.

22nd Jan '16 11:26:06 AM Renoc
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** Wolves for pets are AwesomeButImpractical, and as awesome as it may sound, it'll take another forty thousand years before it outweighs the impractical (approximately how long it's taken to domesticate dogs, and look how unpredictable some of those breeds act). ** And that's not even talking about wolves learning to read your body language. If you want to be a wolf's alpha, you have to learn to "speak" Wolf, not the other way around, and neglects the fact that ''dogs ARE domesticated wolves''. We've spent thousands of years breeding them specifically to be human-friendly, obedient creatures, which makes the idea of trying to domesticate a wild wolf even more of a wall-banger.

** Wolves for pets are AwesomeButImpractical, and as awesome as it may sound, it'll take another forty thousand years before it outweighs the impractical (approximately how long it's taken to domesticate dogs, and look how unpredictable some of those breeds act). ** And that's not even talking about wolves learning to read your body language. If you want to be a wolf's alpha, you have to learn to "speak" Wolf, not the other way around, and neglects the fact that ''dogs ARE domesticated wolves''. We've spent thousands of years breeding them specifically to be human-friendly, obedient creatures, which makes the idea of trying to domesticate a wild wolf even more of a wall-banger.

** Wolves for pets are AwesomeButImpractical, and as awesome as it may sound, it'll take another forty thousand years before it outweighs the impractical (approximately how long it's taken to domesticate dogs, and look how unpredictable Licking is actually a relative common show of some of those breeds act). ** And that's positive association in many social animals. Rabbits, for example, will lick people they like, not even talking about wolves learning so much because they like them but because they're comfortable enough with a person to read your body language. If you want to be a wolf's alpha, you have to learn to "speak" Wolf, not the engage in normal social interactions with them. Also, since they're (relatively) hairless and covered in sweat glands (unlike... every other way around, and neglects the fact that ''dogs ARE domesticated wolves''. We've spent thousands of years breeding them specifically to be human-friendly, obedient creatures, which makes the idea of trying to domesticate a wild wolf even more of a wall-banger.mammal), humans are walking salt licks.

* Licking is actually a relative common show of some positive association in many social animals. Rabbits, for example, will lick people they like, not so much because they like them but because they're comfortable enough with a person to engage in normal social interactions with them. Also, since they're (relatively) hairless and covered in sweat glands (unlike... every other mammal), humans are walking salt licks.
17th Jan '16 12:06:04 PM Ionz
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The concept of alpha in canine social dynamics is actually quite outdated. Doggy politics are quite complicated; one animal may be dominant over another, despite said animal being dominant over another animal that is dominant over the first.
** Malamutes in particular have been bred to be family dogs for millennia, so despite their size, they can easily be trained to be great with children. But they ARE pack dogs, so be prepared to be the alpha, or the dog certainly will. Wolf-dogs (Crossbreed between wolves and domestic dogs) often tend towards the former behavior rather than the latter. They don't need special feeding or as much room, but you WILL be responding to constant challenges to your authority and have to reassert your dominance on a routine basis.
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** Malamutes in particular have been bred to be family dogs for millennia, so despite their size, they can easily be trained to be great with children. But they ARE pack dogs, so be prepared to be the alpha, or make sure the dog certainly will.knows you're in charge, or it will soon be. Wolf-dogs (Crossbreed between wolves and domestic dogs) often tend towards the former behavior rather than the latter. They don't need special feeding or as much room, but you WILL be responding to constant challenges to your authority and have to reassert your dominance on a routine basis.
31st Dec '15 10:58:56 PM CnHGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. The titular dragon has behaviors borrowed from cats, dogs, horses, and even wombats. Each dragon species has a mix of different animal behaviors. Terrible Terrors purr like cats and vocalize like chihuahuas. Nadders have mostly parrot-like traits, though Stormfly enjoys a good game of fetch. Whether the scratching neck = fall asleep behavior is modelled on dogs or cats is up for debate. ** Toothless does have some more obvious dog-like traits, though - in the short ''Gift of the Night Fury'', his technique for convincing Hiccup to come for a flight is very similar to a dog telling its master it wants to go for a walk.
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''. The titular dragon has behaviors borrowed from cats, dogs, horses, and even wombats. Each dragon species has a mix of different animal behaviors. Terrible Terrors purr like cats and vocalize like chihuahuas. Nadders have mostly parrot-like traits, though Stormfly enjoys a good game of fetch. Whether the scratching neck = fall asleep behavior is modelled modeled on dogs or cats is up for debate. ** Toothless does have some more obvious dog-like traits, though - in the short ''Gift of the Night Fury'', his technique for convincing Hiccup to come for a flight is very similar to a dog telling its master it wants to go for a walk. Toothless also wiggles his butt before leaping, plays with lights shining on the ground, and plays with Hiccup by batting at him, like cats do. His penchant for rolling around in the grass is both dog and cat-like: dogs do so because they like the feel of the grass, and cats tend to do this when high on catnip.
27th Dec '15 7:17:15 PM LancelotG
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* In the ''WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Birthday Boy," Wander is able to save himself from a charging bull-like creature by offering it dog biscuits, causing it to react like a friendly puppy.
19th Dec '15 5:15:29 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'': The ''TyrannosaurusRex'' from [[OneMillionBC Jurassic Marsh]] acts like a dog, sitting on all fours, sticking its tongue out and panting, and wagging its tail repeatedly.
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'': The ''TyrannosaurusRex'' from [[OneMillionBC Jurassic Marsh]] acts like a dog, sitting on all fours, sticking its tongue out and panting, and wagging its tail repeatedly. In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBDZXE2W3LM Jurassic Marsh Part 2 Trailer]], it even "fetches" a missile launched by the world's boss.
15th Dec '15 4:49:36 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'': The ''TyrannosaurusRex'' from [[OneMillionBC Mesozoic Marsh]] acts like a dog, sitting on all fours, sticking its tongue out and panting, and wagging its tail repeatedly.
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'': The ''TyrannosaurusRex'' from [[OneMillionBC Mesozoic Jurassic Marsh]] acts like a dog, sitting on all fours, sticking its tongue out and panting, and wagging its tail repeatedly.
15th Dec '15 4:45:54 PM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'': The ''TyrannosaurusRex'' from [[OneMillionBC Mesozoic Marsh]] acts like a dog, sitting on all fours, sticking its tongue out and panting, and wagging its tail repeatedly.
5th Dec '15 10:45:52 AM Psi001
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** Another episode has Homer try raising and fattening a small lobster for a full meal as a money saving method. However the lobster starts displaying this behaviour, playing with Homer and even wagging it's tail before him, leading to Homer backing out of the plan and making "Pinchy" his pet. This only makes it all the more heartbreaking when Homer accidentally boils him alive. He still eats him, but sobs in despair throughout the entire meal.
7th Nov '15 5:17:09 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RedDeadRedemption'' you can find wolves out in the wilderness - even if you haven't spotted them you can detect them from their constant barking. Sources vary, but as a rule wolves either never bark or only bark a few times when they've been surprised.
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* In ''RedDeadRedemption'' ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' you can find wolves out in the wilderness - even if you haven't spotted them you can detect them from their constant barking. Sources vary, but as a rule wolves either never bark or only bark a few times when they've been surprised.
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