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Old 08-19-2004, 02:05 PM
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We have had Bailey for about 4 days now and until yesterdsy he was perfect!
We got home from work and he had torn up a rug, some Blinds, and the door frame. What should I do to get him to not rebel so much, we do work a normal 8 hr day, but when we get off work we go strait home and go for about a hour walk, we play in the park across the street. He will not chew on a chew toy or a rope. Please help with any advise you can. I don't want to even think about taking his back to the shelter, He fits right in at our house, we love him greatly!
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Old 08-21-2004, 06:19 PM
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We have had Bailey for about 4 days now and until yesterdsy he was perfect!
We got home from work and he had torn up a rug, some Blinds, and the door frame. What should I do to get him to not rebel so much, we do work a normal 8 hr day, but when we get off work we go strait home and go for about a hour walk, we play in the park across the street. He will not chew on a chew toy or a rope. Please help with any advise you can. I don't want to even think about taking his back to the shelter, He fits right in at our house, we love him greatly!
Hello sorry you are having a tough time right now. I am NO EXPERT. I am the loving Mom of 2 Golden Retrievers. Petals my big gal (65lbs) is just 2 yrs old *(Blossom is only 10weeks we have only had her for 2 weeks). She used to chew holes in the wall down to the sheet rock WHILE WE WERE LOOKING The way I see it.....2 choices. You either begin crate traiining Bailey who is (How Old??) (Potty Trained/Non Potty Trained??) or you need to have an unlimited account at a local home remodeling store You could also consider either coming home for an hour to let him out for a quick potty break and to stretch his legs or perhaps a neighbor would like to make a few bucks dog walking. Hope that helps. If you decide to crate train it isn't as awful as it sounds. It is the safest place for him when you are not available to watch him. Just be CERTAIN TO REMOVE ALL COLLARS AND LEASHES before closing that crate door. Save yourself some worry. Good luck.
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Old 09-06-2004, 06:57 AM
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Crate him!

Sophie would destroy my house if left alone in it for 8 hours unsupervised. She loves her crate and sacks out in it when there. She's in it when we're not home, at night, and anytime I can't generally watch her.

You'll both be happier with each other when he's not destroying your house and you have peace of mind that your house, and he, is safe.

If it weren't for crate training I probably wouldn't own a dog. I've worked too hard to keep a nice home and the dog is going to fit in that scenario on my terms, not hers.

And ditto on removing all collars before putting him in the crate, or use a breakaway collar (we use the Chinook breakaway collar). Get him a cushy bed that fits the crate (Sophie has a sherpa one), and pack it in with chew toys and the like. (Dogs love being packed in) I also put a little pillow in there that I got at Ikea for 99 cents. Sophie loves them and rests her head on them. I bought several so I can wash one while she's using one.

I also agree on perhaps hiring someone to come to your home midday to let him out to stretch and potty.
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Old 09-15-2004, 09:36 PM
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Crate train him. He will eventually think of it as his safe haven too. Brady goes in there when I vacuum. He goes in there all by himself every night when it is time for bed. if he is really tired and wants to definently be left alone and not have his mommy lay her head on him or stick her feet under him if they are cold, he goes into his crate and sleeps. Never use it as a punishment. Use positive reinforcement when you put him in there. I always still to this day give Brady a treat or a chew toy for him to have in there so he knows it is not a bad place for him to be. Expect for him to have a lot of energy when you let him out though. He will be ready for those walks and the park for sure. But eventually it will be no big deal for him to go in there. It may really help.
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Old 09-21-2004, 12:26 AM
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We got Serene at 11 mths old, and after about a week, I got home from work, and my husband told me I had to go look at something. She had jumped her baby gate and there was a path of mangled underwear, teddy bear heads, and chewed speaker covers from our surround sound for our big screen. Well, we hadn't caught her in the act so we couldn't discipline, so she got "demoted" to the porch ( still a large area!) and we left some of the chewed items out and scolded her when she went back to them. Personally, I think she was testing us as all shelter dogs have been abandonned at some point! Hang in there, and find a place to keep your pup when your not home so he and your belongings are safe. Good luck!
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:09 PM
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We have had Bailey for about 4 days now and until yesterdsy he was perfect!
We got home from work and he had torn up a rug, some Blinds, and the door frame. What should I do to get him to not rebel so much, we do work a normal 8 hr day, but when we get off work we go strait home and go for about a hour walk, we play in the park across the street. He will not chew on a chew toy or a rope. Please help with any advise you can. I don't want to even think about taking his back to the shelter, He fits right in at our house, we love him greatly!
I dont know how you can deal with a dog like this. It is very hard on you and your family. This is why I don't get dogs that are old. They seem to always be bad. I would do one of 2 things. #1 I would bring it back to the shelter and demand a better dog. and #2 I would consider having him youthinized.
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:24 PM
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I find a lot of love goes along way so you need to win your pet over with unconditional love so it will feel guilty when it is wrecking your home! I usually just try to help people out but this is for Jim Petersen I hope your not serious about the Youthinzing the dumb animals that is a horrific statement to make!
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:33 PM
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I agree with Muggsy, that is a horrible statement to make
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:34 PM
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I work in a zoo and I can tell you your getting some of the worst advise I have ever heard in my life! DO NOT CRATE train him this is why I think it is bad that some people own pets but the main thing is as long as the dog has a nice clean warm and loving household you can't go wrong! Crate training may work on only certain breeds such as the Chupacarbra which is like a Mexican Pit Bull also found in parts of Peru and Brazil the translation roughly means Blood Sucker but they are a pretty laid back dog!
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Old 09-22-2004, 01:55 PM
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My Afgan hound was a good dog for the first week till he found out the neighbor had cats. now everytime he sees them he goes nuts. I guess he doesn't like the cats. I guess my dog just needs love. Tho getting back on track you need to be premeptive on disciplining your dog. make him tow the line.
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