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#1 ktgrok

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:30 PM

Just came home to find he had broken out of his crate and was STUCK in the freaking blinds at the front window. Totally stuck, lucky he hadn't killed himself. I need a xanax. Blinds are ruined of course. Dog appears uninjured and is back in his crate, totally sleeping off his latest misadventure.

 

Yesterdat he chewed up the remote and my daughter's favorite shirt.

 

 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:31 PM

Just came home to find he had broken out of his crate and was STUCK in the freaking blinds at the front window. Totally stuck, lucky he hadn't killed himself. I need a xanax. Blinds are ruined of course. Dog appears uninjured and is back in his crate, totally sleeping off his latest misadventure.

Yesterdat he chewed up the remote and my daughter's favorite shirt.


Maybe it's your pup that needs the xanax...
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:32 PM

PS glad he wasn't seriously hurt.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:42 PM

Maybe it's your pup that needs the xanax...

Wonder if there is a discount for bulk purchasing


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:48 PM

Oh my. I think pup needs a bunch more exercise. Or a xanax
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

Does he have separation anxiety?


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:52 PM

Oh my. I think pup needs a bunch more exercise. Or a xanax

Yeah, yesterday and today he only got a brisk walk..a bit over a mile. I was gone most of yesterday, but the teen was home with him but didn't exercise him. Today I planned to take him to the park in the evening. 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:54 PM

Does he have separation anxiety?

 

A bit. He had been better but I was gone all day yesterday (I'm his person) so that on top of leaving him today was too much I guess. Plus, I originally was going to bring him with us, but then my son had too much stuff and we didn't have room, so he got excited to go with, then got put back in the kennel. 

 

Hubby isn't going to be happy though. 

 

This dog is two steps forward, one step back. 



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:57 PM

Sorry for your blinds. I just had to laugh.  I could just picture the scene.  Something straight out of Dog Shaming.  You have my sympathy.  My Bear did his share of destructive things (2 pair of shoes, 2 computer mice, a cell phone, hole in new couch (dd sewed it up but it is still noticeable), countless disappearing sandwiches, and dd's new addidas running clothes.)  But he is just so darned cute, I couldn't stay mad at him ... only at the humans who didn't keep things safe and keep him safe from the destruction.  We never did have issues of crate houdini antics... most things were when humans were just out of sight for a moment.   


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:41 PM

Also him. He is such a klutz. 18555880_10154752690723666_6564644223637


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:44 PM

:lol:
Look at that sweet face! But still...:lol:
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:45 PM

He is adorable!!  What a cutie!!!   I'm glad he survived his time being tangled in the blinds.  What was his reaction when you walked in and he saw you (while he was in the blinds)?  Seriously....I want to kiss his cute little naughty face.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:47 PM

Well, it was the front window so I saw him when I drove up. Then realized there was a problem when he stayed there rather than running to the door. When I got to him he tried to run to me, further tightening the blinds. Sigh. I had to wrestle him to get him out. 

 

Now he's exhausted, so I guess I can skip the park and just pick up the house. So there is that. 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:10 PM

You need a dog walker and/or doggie daycare on a regular basis.

My dog was permanently out of crate by 1 year old. She hated the crate since she was a puppy and had bent it out of shape.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:11 PM

He looks so clueless as to how he got into that scrape. I assume the sad, clueless face is deployed often with the messes he is getting himself in :lol:
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:21 PM

He looks so clueless as to how he got into that scrape. I assume the sad, clueless face is deployed often with the messes he is getting himself in :lol:


This was what I thought, too!

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:15 PM

We live in a huge rural subdivision and except when everyone is going to work or coming home there usually isn't much traffic. On rare occasions I have seen people on bicycles or motorcycles exercising their dogs with the dog on a leash. Possibly that would work with your puppy?

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:44 PM

Sorry for your blinds. I just had to laugh.  I could just picture the scene.  Something straight out of Dog Shaming.  You have my sympathy.  My Bear did his share of destructive things (2 pair of shoes, 2 computer mice, a cell phone, hole in new couch (dd sewed it up but it is still noticeable), countless disappearing sandwiches, and dd's new addidas running clothes.)  But he is just so darned cute, I couldn't stay mad at him ... only at the humans who didn't keep things safe and keep him safe from the destruction.  We never did have issues of crate houdini antics... most things were when humans were just out of sight for a moment.   

 

the husky in the sofa came immediately to mind for me . . .

 


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:58 PM

Was that pic from today?

He is adorable.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:34 PM

Was that pic from today?

He is adorable.


No, a different day. I honestly may end up with PTSD from the puppy plus newborn combo.

Puppy boot camp has resumed.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:28 PM

Aww, what a baby face. :wub: I'm glad he's okay. You have my sympathy! Hang in there, this too shall pass.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:33 PM

So, we figured out that his new, extra large crate just isn't as sturdy, and he pushed the one side out just enough to squeeze out! Going to zip tie it before I leave him alone again. And we are working on spending more time calmly in the crate when we are home as well. 

 

He's currently on a long stay on his bed, chewing a yak's milk bone. We spent quite a bit of time heeling and working on obedience today. He has a pretty heel now...for an overgrown hound anyway. 


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:13 PM

In good news Lowes had the right blinds in stock for a decent price. Ordered online last night and picked up today. I had the dog go with me, and he did a nice heel, and then did a sit/stay pretty well while I handled the transaction. He also got to play with his best doggy friend at the park today, so is happily sleeping in his crate. Which has been reinforced with zip ties where he'd pushed it apart previously. 


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:15 PM

Also, I'm thinking I need a sign like you see in workplaces, where it says "it has been ___ days without an accident", except "___ days since Tracker destroyed something."


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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:22 PM

Also, I'm thinking I need a sign like you see in workplaces, where it says "it has been ___ days without an accident", except "___ days since Tracker destroyed something."

 

 

:lol: 

 

I showed dh the pics of him last night all tangled up in the baby's toy and then read your post about the blinds.....we both thought it was so cute...but I said to him, 'I don't want a dog, I don't want a dog, I don't want a dog, right honey?'

 

I miss my dog so much. 



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:26 PM

:lol:

 

I showed dh the pics of him last night all tangled up in the baby's toy and then read your post about the blinds.....we both thought it was so cute...but I said to him, 'I don't want a dog, I don't want a dog, I don't want a dog, right honey?'

 

I miss my dog so much. 

 

It is definitely cuter when it is someone else's dog, lol. Especially when you don't have to pay for new blinds :)

 

He was SO stuck too...I had to wrestle him to get him out. He had put his front paws all the way through, so the string was around his abdomen. Sigh. I may take a photo for that dog shaming website of the destruction he left. Thank heavens he didn't tangle it around his neck!
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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:26 PM

You totally need that sign!

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:31 PM

We were told that crating was not a good thing to do with a dog with separation anxiety.  Our dog bent the bars of his crate and was getting injured every time he was left in the crate.   He does much better out of the crate.   

 

We had a script from the vet that didn't help much, but Melatonin works really well.  We only give it to him if we'll be out for a while or there's going to be thunderstorms.