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Trancing

Post by JudyN » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:03 am

I came across a behaviour called 'trancing' or 'ghosting' today where a dog slowly walks under a curtain, shrub, or so on so it brushes along his back, and is seemingly in a trance. There's a discussion and video here: http://greytadventure.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... e-dog.html with a link to a further video.

Some breeds are apparently more susceptible than others.

Has anyone seen this in their dog? Although others on the lurcher forum where I read about it find it quite beautiful, I find it a little creepy - it's as if the dog is possessed :shock: I'd love to know what the reason is behind it and what the dog is experiencing.
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Re: Trancing

Post by Nettle » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:15 am

It's something I'd like to know more about too. One of my dogs would very occasionally stand under the lowest branches of a broom bush and tickle himself with the leaves, but he was definitely not in a trance as he'd grin at me while he was doing it.
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Re: Trancing

Post by Ari_RR » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:50 pm

I see this all the time, every day, exactly like in the video... and i also don't think the boy is in any kind of trance, just likes standing there for a few moments
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Re: Trancing

Post by JudyN » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:54 pm

How odd!

Has he hurt his ankle?
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Re: Trancing

Post by Ari_RR » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:16 pm

It's skin irritation of some kind, the bandage is to prevent him from licking it

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Re: Trancing

Post by Shalista » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:17 pm

I think Bax is to short for this kind of behavior :lol:
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Re: Trancing

Post by mansbestfriend » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:14 pm

My Max the GH does something similar occasionally but only for a moment.

The videos look like a displacement behaviour, but I'd like to learn more. :)
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