Rits just commented on her thread about Paige using nose pokes to kill flies and that made me wonder. Does your dobe (or other dogs) nose poke? Flakor and Uzi do it a lot. Like when you come home and they smell you up and down to "see" where all you went that day. Mine will be snuffling then do the nose jab! It doesn't matter to them the location either... I have gotten over the feeling of violation finally. It doesn't even have to be on my return. I get nose pokes a lot! They even do it to each other. The little guys don't do this. And I've never had another breed do it. I mean I have seen dogs do it, to the ground or other dogs or a cat but never to me or a family member or friend. My first dobies did this too. It's not a problem and it's not done in dominance (which I have seen some dogs do in that state). It's like it's part of their clown personality that they only show to their loved ones....you know, gotta keep up that "Big Bad Dobe" persona in front of newbies! Oh...and the feet. The two dobies step on my bare feet ALL the time!! It happens mostly when I'm letting them in the sliding glass door. I'll be barefoot on the carpet and they step on my foot as soon as they cross the threshold.I have had so many perfectly shapes muddy paw prints on top of my feet that I can't even count them all! I really think they do it on purpose bc they know I have OCD issues with my feet being dirty!! I think I have pics somewhere...I'll have to dig them up.