Ridiculous things your dog has done

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What has your dog done that is silly, ridiculous and infuriating? I feel like there has to be some great stories out there.

I've got 2 right off the bat... and they both happened within about a month.
1. Hugo ate and entire loaf of garlic bread off of the table. A loaf that contained WHOLE CLOVES of garlic. Luckily, he seemed to hate the garlic and spit it out all over the house. He showed no symptoms so we didn't go to the e-vet, but chose to have a blood test done later. Came back normal. He's fine, just an ass.

2. Last night we're hiking back to the car off-leash and Hugo takes off perpendicular to the way we're walking. Not running, but kind of sniffing at a jog. I call him back. He doesn't come. He hasn't blown off a recall in almost a year. I spend a little over 5 minutes searching for him. Wife is panicking. Find him eating a deer carcass. Try to practice recall on-leash with the carcass as a premack reward (disgusting). It was both horrible and kind of grotesquely funny.

What about you?
 

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At the dog park, Morgan seeks out the tallest dog he can find, preferably male, then puts all his efforts into trying to this one dog to play with him. If the dog plays at all, even just the tiniest bit, Morgan immediately attempts to hump it. :eek:
 
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The first week I had Fable she ate an entire tray of baklava off the counter that I had just made. That was the beginning of her food-thieving career.

Last summer there was a family eating a picnic in the middle of an off-leash park. Fable, the food ***** that she is, snuck up behind them and stole their bagel right out from underneath them. She sprinted with it all the way across the park and gobbled it up. It was pretty embarrassing and I definitely worked with her on her impulse control after that, but I just couldn't help but laugh because they were so astonished and infuriated that she had done that, even though they were eating in the middle of an off-leash park!

There was also the time when she stole an open bag of Cheetos from a guy that had set them down on a log (again at the off-leash park). She sprinted down the river beach with them, and she had a train of dogs on her tail, all eating the dropped Cheetos. By the time she stopped, there were no more Cheetos in the bag because they'd all flown out. She didn't get a single one, but all of the other dogs on the beach were quite content with their snack. And then the man's kid came back from playing in the water and he asked where his Cheetos went. The guy pointed at Fable and told him that she had fed them to all the other dogs.

She's still a little **** sometimes when food is around, but she's definitely gotten better about controlling herself. And I don't think the latter two incidents would have happened if people would think twice about picnicking in an off-leash park.
 

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Well, on Friday, Leo counter surfed for the first time in his life, and ate.....36 double chocolate chip cookies. You read that right, 36 :eek:. Stupid STUPID dog! He did is so gently and so cleanly that my housemate actually thought one of us had cleaned up the cookies somewhere. Anyways, he's fine now. Didn't even take him to the vet, though I did call several times to see if I should. I didn't find out until I came home from work 8 hours later, so there wasn't much to be done at that point except watch him. Insanely hyper, a bit nauseous, and thirsty, but that was it. Up until now, we have never had to be careful about putting anything on a counter, because he's never gone up there. But those days are over.

Mostly, the ridiculous things Leo does all involve him being really clumsy. Sprinting up from dead sleep when the doorbell rings, only to sprint face first into the wall. Trying to jump the two steps going down into our livingroom with a flying leap, but slipping on the tile floor and landing on his back instead. That kind of thing :rolleyes:
 

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The first week I had Fable she ate an entire tray of baklava off the counter that I had just made. That was the beginning of her food-thieving career.

Last summer there was a family eating a picnic in the middle of an off-leash park. Fable, the food ***** that she is, snuck up behind them and stole their bagel right out from underneath them. She sprinted with it all the way across the park and gobbled it up. It was pretty embarrassing and I definitely worked with her on her impulse control after that, but I just couldn't help but laugh because they were so astonished and infuriated that she had done that, even though they were eating in the middle of an off-leash park!

There was also the time when she stole an open bag of Cheetos from a guy that had set them down on a log (again at the off-leash park). She sprinted down the river beach with them, and she had a train of dogs on her tail, all eating the dropped Cheetos. By the time she stopped, there were no more Cheetos in the bag because they'd all flown out. She didn't get a single one, but all of the other dogs on the beach were quite content with their snack. And then the man's kid came back from playing in the water and he asked where his Cheetos went. The guy pointed at Fable and told him that she had fed them to all the other dogs.

She's still a little **** sometimes when food is around, but she's definitely gotten better about controlling herself. And I don't think the latter two incidents would have happened if people would think twice about picnicking in an off-leash park.
hahaha! It drives me crazy when people try to picnic at off-leash dog parks. It doesn't happen here often, but I've seen people walk 50 ft. away and leave their food unattended. They're SO lucky a dog didn't take off with it.

Well, on Friday, Leo counter surfed for the first time in his life, and ate.....36 double chocolate chip cookies. You read that right, 36 :eek:. Stupid STUPID dog! He did is so gently and so cleanly that my housemate actually thought one of us had cleaned up the cookies somewhere. Anyways, he's fine now. Didn't even take him to the vet, though I did call several times to see if I should. I didn't find out until I came home from work 8 hours later, so there wasn't much to be done at that point except watch him. Insanely hyper, a bit nauseous, and thirsty, but that was it. Up until now, we have never had to be careful about putting anything on a counter, because he's never gone up there. But those days are over.

Mostly, the ridiculous things Leo does all involve him being really clumsy. Sprinting up from dead sleep when the doorbell rings, only to sprint face first into the wall. Trying to jump the two steps going down into our livingroom with a flying leap, but slipping on the tile floor and landing on his back instead. That kind of thing :rolleyes:
Omg, Leo! That's insane. Hugo also hadn't ever counter surfed when he ate the garlic bread. I apparently have to watch what I put on the table now.

He has also tried to enter the house quickly in the summer when the screen door is closed and run smack into it, lol. Oh! and he used to get really excited when I picked him up from daycare and come out to the car to greet my spouse. He got so excited once that he launched up into her lap through the window. Tried to do the same thing 2 weeks later and the window was rolled up....
 

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Dug under the shed after a woodchuck, confronted the woodchuck and got
His face bit up, the woodchuck escaped successfully collapsing the tunnel behind him, we literally had to saw apart the shed floor and pull up the floorboards to get him out.

My foster dog would try to just jump any fence, wall, guardrail, etc she was walked next to. She leapt over the 5ft stone wall that surrounds Central Park in an area where the other side had a 15ft drop. Luckily the dumbass was on a harness and I somehow managed to hoist her back up. She tried it again, too, next time we walked there.

My wheaten tried to run and jump on our couch...after we moved the couch. Jumped straight full force into an empty wall. It was like the video of the dog that's dreaming and gets up and runs, except he was awake, just an idiot.
 

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Since everyone's telling food stories... This is a second hand recollection... My mom made eight of these huge stuffed tofu things and put them on the counter, pushed them to the middle to keep Lancer from eating them (supposedly). She left for 2 minutes to bring Rara out to potty, came back, and five of them were gone.

Lancer was casually lying on the couch like nothing happened. No evidence. But we all know, Lancer.... WE ALL KNOW.
 

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Well, where should I start.

The 11 year old (as of Today!) 11 inch JRT has been known to get on the counter and eat dinner off the stove as it is cooking if you leave the apt for even a minute.

She has escape stories.

So I was living at the farm and I had gone out to the agility ring to teach a lesson. Part way though the lesson I glance over at the house (there is a horse paddock, barn and driveway between the agility ring, which is on the top of a hill, and the house) and Dekka is running around on the roof. She had gone through the screen and was trying to figure out how to get down and join us.

And then there were the mornings if the front door to the dog yard wasn't fully closed she would open the door, climb the fence and hide under my car so when I tried to leave she would dart in the car. Then I would have to play try to catch the terrier in the little car.

There is the time I was competing with Kaiden at the Ontario AAC regionals. (think 5 rings going simultaneously, 300+ entered dogs, plus extras) Dekka had came with even though she wasn't competing. We had our trailer and were camping on site. It was between my classes and I decided I needed to run to town for a few groceries. I left the dogs in a lidded expen. I come back and Dekka is in a crate, in the trailer. The crate is zip tied shut on all ends and door. She had gotten loose and was running frantically through the grounds dodging all people (and thankfully ignoring all other dogs) trying to find me. It wasn't until someone opened the trailer door and acted like I was in there that they managed to capture her.

I was going somewhere and she was seat belted into the front seat. I left the windows open as I was just running into Shoppers for a min. I am standing in line when I hear over the loud speaker that there is a dog in the building. I run over to the door and Dekka is just chilling in the arms of some employee. She had gotten out of the harness, out of the window and ran straight into the store to find me. The dude happily held her whilst I went back in line to make my purchase.

The most embarrassing was the time we got kicked of the property at a rally trial. It was a small venue and both rally rings were right up against each other. The fencing was that expandable obedience fencing with JRT sized holes. The round wasn't going all that badly but when we got to the food bowls, which were right up against the fence, the dog in the novice class was also right up against the fence. Dekka took great exception to this dog being so close to the food bowls. She went through the fence to swear menacingly at the poor unsuspecting doberman. The poor doberman was very freaked out over my maniac JRT. Dekka never engaged just ran around swearing. I hopped the fence and called her and after one more circle ran to me and jumped in my arms. We were asked to leave..

I am sure there are more, but these are just a few off the top of my head. Life with Dekka is never boring.


Oh and I used to have a cat growing up that would break into people's houses and act like he lived there.
 

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Not a personal dog story, but when I worked at dog day care, one of our dogs came scratching and barking at the door one day...no human in sight. We were totally confused until a few minutes later her dad showed up panting and sweating, informing us that she slipped her collar going pee outside her apartment 11 city blocks away and one avenue over (Manhattan).

Another day care dog got lost in Central Park. She was off leash, a dog with great recall, ran into some bushes, and disappeared. Her owners spent the next 5 hours searching for her in the park, asking passerby, park rangers, etc. Finally, they decided to go home to make posters. She was sitting outside the building...totally across town.
 

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Oh forgot another one of Dekka's escape stories.

So Laura (Mafia) and I were visiting Becca (chewbecca of ella's lead). They had have huge solid wood fence around their back yard. We left Dekka, Kat, and Smudge out in the back yard whilst we got settled. Laura opens the side door (not in the yard, the back yard has no gate to the outside world - only through the garage) and there is Dekka sitting at the door waiting to be let in. She had scaled the super tall fence some how and was trying to get back in.

This is her and the fence:

 

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Brisbane ate an entire 5 lb bag of cat food after the cats helpfully shoved it off the top of the fridge. He has eaten half a flourless chocolate cake off the counter on two separate occasions with no ill effects. I think he might be indestructible.

Edit: He also is personally offended by testicals and likes to start **** with intact male dogs larger than himself. The day he went after a Cane Corso was the last time we went to the dog park. The pup was only 11 months old, and flopped over in surrender immediately, thus Brisbane lived.
 

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Oh forgot another one of Dekka's escape stories.

So Laura (Mafia) and I were visiting Becca (chewbecca of ella's lead). They had have huge solid wood fence around their back yard. We left Dekka, Kat, and Smudge out in the back yard whilst we got settled. Laura opens the side door (not in the yard, the back yard has no gate to the outside world - only through the garage) and there is Dekka sitting at the door waiting to be let in. She had scaled the super tall fence some how and was trying to get back in.

This is her and the fence:
Omg, Dekka. She seems insane in a really REALLY great way : )
 

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Suzie has always been a little fatter than I would like, and that is because she is the biggest food hound ever. She literally starts eating acorns when she feels as though we haven't been feeding her enough. She'll find paper with any hint of food on it and just eat it. The dog is impossible.
 
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Scout our older French Brittany is the worst dog I have known for both rolling is very disgusting things and eating things that are not edible. How she has never been to a vet for obstruction surgery I do not know. It has been an interesting 4 years so far even though I know what she is like and try and avoid issues.

Two of her highlights:
The area where we walk has 3 mobs of sheep on rotational grazing. We don't go into paddocks where the sheep are but often they have been in there recently. She doesn't bother eating or rolling in sheep poo, that would be for amateurs. I saw her stop very suddenly one very hot summers day and look at me and look at something in the long grass. I recalled her (she has an awesome recall but not this day) yelled NO and started at a run towards her because I know that look. She waited until I was close enough to see it was a dead bloated sheep carcass before she took a big leap in the air and came down on it with her shoulder. It burst. It was hard to not a) cry and b) throw up. I had driven there but the stench was so foul I had to walk her home after trying to clean her off in the river, and get the car later. She was well pleased with herself.

The worst thing she has eaten was an entire raincoat. She isn't a big dog. I had left the jacket on top of another dogs crate but the sleeve must have hung down a bit and she pulled it in. I was confused the next day when I could not find it. Then I saw a toggle in her crate and looked and found a bit more elastic but that was it. She looked fine. It started to emerge the next day but it was 3 days later before she came and sat in front of me, gave me an interesting look and threw up the entire zip.
 

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Oh gosh. Uhh, Tuls swallowed the head of a spatula one time. Had to induce vomiting. She also chewed up and ingested the leather wrapping of a stirrup, pretty surprised she didn't have an obstruction from that one.

Iggy jumped on the counter and pulled down an entire crockpot worth of chili... Didn't eat much of the chili but enjoyed a lot of the broken glass from he lid. Fed him about a loaf worth of bread.

I'm not sure why I have dogs sometimes. And I probably shouldn't post these publicly. >.<
 

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