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Does anyone have any sugestions about containing my naughty dog? We recently put up a pool and this morning i woke up to find the electrical cord for the pump had been completely chewed through and water leaking from the pipe! :banghead: I was so angry at my dog. He is always doing syuff like this. Any ideas on what i could do to try and contain him??? At the moment he is on a chain but i dont want him to be chained up all the time.
Oh dear, naughty dogs are very frustrating. :banghead: I have a naughty 4 month old pup at the moment and I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that its stuff he'll grow out of!!
Did you watch "It's me or the Dog" when it was on?.. I found the information on that show really handy for all sorts of problems and it really seems to work.
I realise a lot of it is hard to do and time consuming, I'm lucky (or UNlucky) enough to not be working anymore so I'm home most days to deal with stuff!
I'll tell you what I've found works best anyway...
Catch your dog doing naughty as much as you can so you can show you're angry and he KNOWS why. They say it's too late unless you get angry/praise within a second of the bad/good deed! Our dog is an outside dog so I peak through windows and check on him and yell "UH UH!" very loudly if he's naughty, then always "good boy!" when he's doing something right. Tone is very important as thats what they understand more than the words. They also recommend you make a loud noise that dogs wouldn't like ie- an air horn or banging pot lids if you see them being bad so they associate that bad thing with something they dont like.
Does your dog have lots of toys/bones/things to keep him otherwise entertained? He might be bored, a nice big bone should keep him amused in a good way! Does he go for regular walks? I'm bad with this one but they do say it can cut back on naughty behaviour because again, it takes away some boredom and energy.
I know all of this takes time we usually dont have, but I try to think of it as something I can do to save the time and money I'd otherwise spend because of the dog!!! I hope it helps!
Hi waiting4bub! Thanks for the advice. I too have finished up work so i am at home to catch him doing naughties! lol. It so hard sometimes to manage him. He is eleven months old now and we are getting him desexed on monday so hopefully we will see a change in him. Im not expecting a miracle though. I really was at my wits end this morning and rang Dh crying telling him we are getting rid of him (which i really dont want to do). It would have been a funny sight to see a heavily pregnant lady attempting to stop water gushing from a pool while chasing a dog around the yeard!:laughing:
:laughing: That is sooo funny! I rang dh at work one day during the week (strained my pregnant brain but still cant remember which day it was!) and told him I didn't want the dog anymore! I was bawling and said if he wanted him he'd better look after him because I wasn't!... Didn't help.... I'm still doing it all and really don't want to get rid of the dog...
What sort of dog do you have?.. Ours is a great dane so he's already BIG and he's learnt I can't catch him if he runs! They say large breeds take longer to mature (aprox 2 years until ours 'grows up':eek: )...
Hopefully desexing will help.. I'd get ours done now if I could! Boys are extra naughty!!
Billy is a staffy cross foxy! I know it sounds funny but he is pretty cute. Youre brave for handling such a big dog! Ahh the things we do for pets. I worry too because bubs will be here in less than four weeks and i know that we will be paying less attention too him inadvertently.
No help, just wanted to let you know i've moved this to the Pets section.
Are you planning on putting a fence around the pool? That's all I could think of to stop him.
A naughty little dog, eh?.... He's probably got lots of energy and is bored.. I'd ask dh walk him every day before or after work (or both!).
I really understand what you're going through, I know I'll have even less time for Lucius (thats the dog) when the baby is here and don't want his behaviour to get worse!
Have you explained to dh how important it is that you have a good dog when you have children?...And that it's very hard for you to do it all?... It didn't work for me.. My dh is currently on his bum watching cricket and generally doesn't spend time with Lucius unless I tell him to which gets me soo cross because he wanted the dog too!!
At least we know we're alone!:hugs:
What can I say - Naughty Dogs!! I have 2 of them. (I'm Nearly Insane aswell.) The boys (yes both of them are ) have tested my patience soooo much of the past 21months. The have destroyed so much;
- the back yard
- all my shoes
- chewed through wires on surround sound
- & much more
They are getting better now, they are both desexed and turning 2 in March, so hopefully turn into :angel:
Yeah Right :laughing:
I do walk them every morning though - I find this helps sedate them a bit and give them a bone of a morning to occupy them for a while :rolleyes: They are now trained in several commands. I agree with waiting4bub re: it's me or the dog - very handy information there.
I'm no help just sharing my naughty dog stories :laughing:
Thanks for the advice everyone! Well i will just say that the last three days have been very trying with th elittle angel. We built him an enclosure to stay in during the day so we can have the pool and maybe fix up the ratty backyard. He is settled in it now but he escaped out of it hours after we put him in there! Then yesterday i bought him one of those elizabethan collars so he wouldnt chew at his stitches from his op and wouldnt you know it somehow he got it off and chewed it into peices! :banghead: Its hard at the moment because he cant go for walks until his stitches come out which will be in eight days. Hopefully we can tire him out a bit!
ha ha this made me giggle - only cos my bloody beagle pulled out the tarp from under our pool and chewed it...I caught him said NO and thought okay he got the message - then yesterday morning I went out and he'd completely trashed the tarp but just missed the pool - so I had to take the pool down as I too scared he gonna chew through...
My darling has tons of toys, a huge yard, has walks to park and plays with other dogs and gets lots of love but he still really naughty and chews everything...so far we lost the reticulation, several items from clothes line, toys, shoes and a mop and that is only a few things...he also digs holes!!
he had heaps of training which ok I may have been a bit slack at keeping up since Tillie arrived but he can and will do if he feels like it...but I think it just the breed...he also will run off and not come back if he gets a scent which is terrifying!!
Sorry I not really helping...just glad I not the only one with a naughty dog :laughing:
Good luck!!! We have had to crate Jay through the day, after he ate our Dyson cord. He is a real chewer, and has already had to have an Op to remove a OPK stick:o We did not want him on a chain all teh time eaither, so when we are at work, he is crated in a Double playpen size metal crate. It works really well for us!
Vet thinks he will grow out of it (I hope the vet is right!!!!)
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