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As I don't live with my parents, I only see Ziggy once in a while, maybe every 2 weeks or so. When I see her after a longish break, in addition to a crazy wagging tail and jumping all over me, she also makes these deep groaning sounds (usually makes them around the toy in her mouth). It lasts for a few minutes and it seems like she's just so happy that it can't be shown by just a tail wag, so she has to express it this other way. We have noticed she only does this for her favourite people, there's about 4 or 5 of us. Everyone else gets an enthusiastic welcome of tail wagging and jumping but no groaning. She also only does it when I haven't seen her for a while. I don't get a welcome like that after the first day if I stay for a week-end.

So anyone else have a poodle who does something similar? How do your dogs express their total happiness?
 

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If I go down to the basement level to the laundry room, Holly and the two Whippets are usually sitting on the top step waiting for me to come back up. When I am on my way back up, if I talk to them, they all talk back. Low rumbles and soft growling, reaching out their feet like they are trying to stroke me, then when I reach the top, it is as if I left ther country for a month...everyone jumping around greeting me. It always touches my heart.
 

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See - I am still figuring some of this out. Suri will do this low growling/groaning when she is happy, I think and when I come home she will circle around me, as if dancing.

Now I have her at my office today - which is rare, only me and another person today - and she will growl low when someone walks in too fast, that I am correcting but the growls sound similar....
 

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Teddy's happy noise kind of sounds like a goose. He only makes that sound around people he likes, especially the guy at my office who actually gets down on all fours to play with him. I think Teddy thinks he's just another dog.
 

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Now I have her at my office today - which is rare, only me and another person today - and she will growl low when someone walks in too fast, that I am correcting but the growls sound similar....
Yes, Ziggy's noise is not that far off her growl. Context makes it clear that it's a happy rather than aggressive noise (ie: she's wagging her tail so hard it might fall off) but her noise is also more of a groan than the notes that she hits when she's growling.

Sounds like everyone has dogs at their offices, how fun! Ziggy came into work today for the first time and is doing very well. She freaked out when she saw me as it's been a couple of weeks, so that prompted this post. I work for my dad if that's confusing as to how she came into work separate from me, haha!
 

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Enzo howls and groans when he gets excited and happy to see us also lol I wil try to get it on tape if I can so you guys can hear it his is loud and proud howling groaning tho hahha
 

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Perry "screams"... at least that is what I call it. He has separation anxiety, so when I get home he is barking at me, but after I settle in and he hushes up, I let him out and he wiggles around and cries/squeals in excitement. He only does this for me, not for anyone else.

On that note, I had read before when I was looking up things on poodles (after he first arrived) and many sources said that poodles don't choose one person in their family, like most other dogs. This hasn't been the case with our poodle man, he has chosen me, and could really care less if TheFiance even existed. (And would probably LOVE if TheFiance didn't exist lol)
 
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