I don’t think I’ve had a client call me and say, “I’ve had my dog sitter come by every day to check on me, but she doesn’t come when called,” until now. I have a great idea for making a list of the things that we do not need to do when we call our dog, and then we do them.
Thats why I told my dog to be on my list. Dog don’t call us unless it is imperative. We have things to do, like take a bath, so that we dont have to call him. If your dog calls you and you need to get that done, you can go to the bathroom. If you have to go to the bathroom, you call your dog, and if he doesnt come back within 10 minutes you call the police.
I love the idea. I think it is also a good reminder for any dog owner to pay attention to their dog’s body language. To me, that means being on your toes and paying attention to where your dog is going, what he is thinking, and how he is acting.
It is also important to pay attention to your dog’s signals. Like you, I have a dog, too, and he acts like he’s going to pee when he hears the phone ringing. If it rings and he is not in a position to pee, he might be acting confused or scared. That’s what we call a “dog wont come when called” signal.
I think we all know that dogs can hear the phone ring, but dogs have only really been trained to understand and react to a phone if it is ringing. This is a huge problem for us because we can’t figure out how our pets are going to react to a phone if it rings, and we don’t know what to do about it. Dogs will always respond to ringing phones, but that doesn’t mean they will always do what they are supposed to do.
Its like the old saying “the dog wont bite the hand that feeds it”. Now our pets are getting the message that we’re not supposed to be doing what they’re supposed to do, so when they are called we can try to give them a bit more autonomy.
Dog wont come when called is one of our favorite dog-looping game design tricks. When a dog is called, all of the dogs on the island will start barking. The problem is, the dogs were supposed to be doing what they were supposed to do, and they are not! So if we can get our dogs to call the phone, they can then follow through on their other duties.
The problem with the dogs barking is that they are not the ones that have called the phone. They only have the call on the phone. This is something we’ve addressed in our previous dog-looping games by making the dogs a bit more cooperative. They will still obey the phone, but not necessarily the dogs that are supposed to respond to a call.
Dog Looping is a bit of a “trick question,” and I’m glad we have a solution. We have made it so that the dogs will call the phone if they think that they have the right to a phone call, but we will not make them bark. This is another one of those things that lets us give you the feeling of being in the story, but really we want it to be completely un-game-like.
That’s why we have the dogs being able to bark. It gives the players some sort of control over the game, with a bit of mystery, in that they don’t know what they’re doing. In a real game, the dogs would bark and then you would lose control. This would prevent the dog from being able to act on its own.