26 Feb Dog Masturbation…a trick? I doubt it.
Last night we rented Due Date with Robert Downey Jr and Zack Galifianakis. The film also stars a really cute cream French Bulldog named Sonny. I love watching movies with dogs. From a dog training standpoint, I find it fascinating. So here’s the scene that caught my attention: Ethan Tremblay (Zack) is masturbating in the car when the shot goes on Sonny. Guess what? He’s masturbating too! FYI: you can google and find the scene on youtube. So the big question is did they find a dog that masturbates or did they teach this dog to masturbate? The crazy thing is that I worked with a French Bulldog that masturbated. We were doing a training session when he started doing it. The owners were so humiliated. I was in awe. Him and Sonny are the only dogs I’ve ever seen do this. Is this a French Bulldog thing? So after doing a bit of ‘reliable’ online research – googling french bulldogs + masturbation, there’s a whole bunch of videos that come up. So was this the deal breaker for what dog was selected for this movie? Did the wrangler need to find a dog that masturbates, capture it and put it on cue? Usually I like to steal tricks from movies and teach my dogs. Whether it’s a trick or not, this is one behaviour I’m going to skip over.