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Old 12-04-2009, 02:51 AM
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Default People that need to seperate dogs

So I'm back home, we've got the pack of 4 back together.. sorta. They don't all get on so I thought I'd ask how other people manage they're dogs when they can't all be trusted together. What are your setups? Pics would be great if you've got them because we havn't got anythign we're 100% happy with yet.

Buster's crate trained so somtimes I crate him or we have some chains set up at various parts of the yard to tether them apart.
In the next few weeks we're going to make a run for Harry and probably Buster for when we can't supervise. Plus we have someone agisting horses here now and neither of the boys will let her through the gate without us there so its just easier.
I also don't trust Buster with the horses and I know he could easily go over the houseyard fence if he decides its in his best interests so I'd rather be safe than sorry and he's always restrained when we're out.

Its a bit more work but its easier now in a much bigger house than it was before.

We're still relativley new to this, we've always had dogs that wouldn't even look at each other sideways and if it wasn't for having to fall for bloody ACD's it probably wouldn't be an issue now. We just want a pretty easy way to set up a routine that'll make things beast for everyone that has to share the house.

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Old 12-04-2009, 03:08 AM
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When I brought home my foster pit bull, who we knew was not trustworthy with other dogs, we had to make a bunch of adjustments... basically we did a crate and rotate system. I had two crates, one for Abby (pit) and one for Liz (plott), and a baby gate on my staircase so I could make sure the basset was out of the way. It worked well for us - Abby was out when the other two were away, and the other two could be out when Abby was crated. However, Abby was not the kind of dog to try and go through a gate or anything to get to my basset - she was more than content to play with her toys, sleep or chew on something when she wasn't crated. I don't know how nuts yours are about getting to each other? If my house layout had been different, I probably could've just used babygates... and after a while I just put Abby's crate and toys and such in my room (3rd floor) and gated the hounds onto the first floor. I had a fire escape I could walk Abs up & down to potty, and she never had to deal with my girls.

The Plotts:
UKC GRCH 'PR' Hannas Creek Liz
GRCH FCH CCH CA 'PR' Jebb's Bayou Rage
OFA Hips: Good, Eyes: Normal
2010 & 2015 UKC Coonhound World Show Qualified

Midnight Brindle Bombshell - "Pink"
UKC GRCH CCH 'PR' Skyplott Teddy Bearhug (5/2004 - 3/2014)

And the "off-colored" hounds:
'PR' Dead River K-N-A Swagger (English coonhound)
Daisy Duke Garrett CGC, RA & my <3 dog. Forever "The Favorite", 5/25/2000 - 2/9/2015 (basset)
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