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A Dog Pack Named Barney

Raise 5 identical pups and call them all Barney. Only address them as one entity.
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Would they all act as one organism? When you call "Barney!" they'd all come running. When you say "Barney, roll over." they'd all roll over. "Barney, SIT!" would cause them all to sit.

The purpose of doing this would be to study how the dogs react to being treated as one entity. Would they come up with a lead Barney? Would they figure out pretty quickly that they're not a single dog?

When you tell Barney to shake, do they line up and wait for you to get to them like an audience with the Queen? Do they queue up with the lead Barney first in line? Do they all crowd in and put their paws on top of each other like that thing that football players do before breaking out of a huddle?

Plus you wear a purple dinosaur suit.

doctorremulac3, Mar 03 2015

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       You're going to have to wear something to mask your eye contact, and control your body language somehow. Maybe a purple dinosaur suit would do it.
normzone, Mar 03 2015
  

       Well, the purple dinosaur suit went without saying but I'll add it anyway.
doctorremulac3, Mar 03 2015
  

       NO! No, no, no #)@&!^% purple dinosaur suit. Anything but the purple dinosaur. Barney and all Barney-related merchandise must be destroyed with EXTREME prejudice (including, but not limited to: industrial shredders, fire, thermite, C4, car-crushers, etc).
neutrinos_shadow, Mar 03 2015
  

       If they had collar speakers this might work to coordinate pack commands and allow for individual commands as well.   

       Coordinated dog pack you say? Hmm.
doctorremulac3, Mar 03 2015
  

       Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, Dino, BamBam, and ?   

       Precious Ramotswe ?
popbottle, Mar 03 2015
  

       What if you need to punish one but praise another?   

       You could go a step further and name all of your kids George...
RayfordSteele, Mar 04 2015
  

       Hmm. Punish all of them? Praise all of them?   

       I see what you're saying. Pretty soon you'd have one crazy pack of confused dogs.
doctorremulac3, Mar 04 2015
  

       // one crazy pack of confused dogs. //   

       Irish setter puppies. Yup. Like that their whole lives.
8th of 7, Mar 04 2015
  

       Why "Barney"? Why not, for example "Stay"?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 04 2015
  

       Why not call them all frackis?
vfrackis, Mar 06 2015
  

       Because that would be silly.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 06 2015
  

       If you kill one, does another appear in its place?
tatterdemalion, Mar 06 2015
  

       // Why not call them all frackis? //   

       // Because that would be silly. //   

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notexactly, Mar 08 2015
  
      
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