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Will be better than ringing my grandpuppys neck.

I'm working on a motorcycle jacket for my DG. I was working on the front of it, and had to lay it down. My daughter and I had some errands to run.

When we got back, the skein of yarn was on the floor. My DD picked it up, and I didn't look close at it, as I was getting ready to eat. Went back to it, there was no stitch markers in it, and no hook in it. Looked around for the stitch markers, only found one. Ringo had ate the other one. Plastic stitch markers in the shape of safety pins. The one we found was bent and you could see little puppy teeth marks in it.

So I had to rip it out and start all over again. Good thing I hadnt gotten too far into it yet. She's just like a toddler. Doesn't want her toys, wants everyone else's toys. Even if not a toy. To her it is.

My dog never went through the chewing stage with me. Poor baby was beat severely for chewing by the person that bought him. Beat bad enough that he had welts all over his body from it. When I got him at 11 months, he wouldn't chew anything, not even a toy. Took months to get him to realize that he could chew his toys.
 

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kacey64 said:
So now you have to find a kind way to convince him he can't chew other people's toys! Good luvk!
Best way to do that is buy a crate. My dog loves her crate and she is crated when I'm not home. Fortunately, I am retired so she isn't crated much. But she can get the door open from the outside and goes in there all the time to take a nap.

The best purchase any new dog owner can make is the crate.
 

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It wasn't my Ginger, I promise!! No, she was too busy ripping up my sheet of paper that had all my passwords written on it while I was at the beach! Hubby was "looking after" her. HA!
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Will be better than ringing my grandpuppys neck.

I'm working on a motorcycle jacket for my DG. I was working on the front of it, and had to lay it down. My daughter and I had some errands to run.

When we got back, the skein of yarn was on the floor. My DD picked it up, and I didn't look close at it, as I was getting ready to eat. Went back to it, there was no stitch markers in it, and no hook in it. Looked around for the stitch markers, only found one. Ringo had ate the other one. Plastic stitch markers in the shape of safety pins. The one we found was bent and you could see little puppy teeth marks in it.

So I had to rip it out and start all over again. Good thing I hadnt gotten too far into it yet. She's just like a toddler. Doesn't want her toys, wants everyone else's toys. Even if not a toy. To her it is.

My dog never went through the chewing stage with me. Poor baby was beat severely for chewing by the person that bought him. Beat bad enough that he had welts all over his body from it. When I got him at 11 months, he wouldn't chew anything, not even a toy. Took months to get him to realize that he could chew his toys.
 

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Crates are wonderful. When I first got my present dog I'd never crated a dog before. My perception was that it was a cage and I didn't want to put him in a cage or jail cell, which is how it seemed to me. I went against everything in me and began to crate him at night. Imagine my surprise when one day he wandered into the crate just because he wanted to. He actually likes it and it has become his private space. He very willingly goes in and makes himself comfortable. Well, I'll be......
 

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I tried the crate with Ginger when we first got her, but DH couldn't stand to hear her cry, so that was the end of crate training. I, too, think it's a wonderful idea, but it won't work unless both "parents" agree.
 

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Grandma Jan said:
Crates are wonderful. When I first got my present dog I'd never crated a dog before. My perception was that it was a cage and I didn't want to put him in a cage or jail cell, which is how it seemed to me. I went against everything in me and began to crate him at night. Imagine my surprise when one day he wandered into the crate just because he wanted to. He actually likes it and it has become his private space. He very willingly goes in and makes himself comfortable. Well, I'll be......
Jan, I had the very same feeling when I was told by my vet many, many years ago to get a crate for our Shih Tzu puppy. I thought that was cruel. He explained to us that if you start them out in it very early, they come to think of it as their security place. I have crated every dog since then and only had one dog who had a problem with the crate. It wasn't the crate per se that bothered him tho ... he had separation anxiety ... and he could bust out of most every crate. Finally had to buy one for him that actually looked like a jail and we called it Alcatraz. But he couldn't get out of it.

My current dog loves hers and goes in there all the time. I think she likes to sleep on her back and in the crate she can prop herself against the side and not roll over.
 

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No crates for my girls, I would take whatever Soflea had chewed on, show it to her and tell her wrong in a stern voice then give her her toy. She picked it up after a few times, she was 2 when I got her and she is 5 now, she has a toy box, and spreads them all over the house to play with, then after watching me a few times pick them up and put them in her toy box, she started helping me pick them up.
 

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if puppy whines or has seperation anxiety while crate training you can get an old wind up clock and place it under the blanket in the corner of the crate or like I did attach to the side of the crate where puppy can hear it but can't get to it and it will calm and sooth them as it sounds like mamma's heart beat to them...yes you do the same with a baby who has a hard time sleeping in the bassinet or crib...then puppy don't whine or try to break out of the crate but settles nicely so well you might have a problem getting them to come out...LOL...
 

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if puppy whines or has seperation anxiety while crate training you can get an old wind up clock and place it under the blanket in the corner of the crate or like I did attach to the side of the crate where puppy can hear it but can't get to it and it will calm and sooth them as it sounds like mamma's heart beat to them...yes you do the same with a baby who has a hard time sleeping in the bassinet or crib...then puppy don't whine or try to break out of the crate but settles nicely so well you might have a problem getting them to come out...LOL...
For some dogs I agree totally with this. My guy had such separation and thunder anxiety, it was like he went into a zone and didn't even know what he was doing. We tried everything ... even the Thundershirt ... and finally resorting to drugs from the vet ... which didn't fully work either so I quit giving them to him. He was just a big BABY! :mrgreen: Lost him last August and even with all his neurosis, I miss him terribly :cry:
 

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Puppies aren't that much different from cats of any age. The rule with cats is that if it isn't fastened down, it's a cat toy, and if it can be pried loose, it's a cat toy!;)
 

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kacey64 said:
So now you have to find a kind way to convince him he can't chew other people's toys! Good luvk!
We've been trying to break her of that for the last 2 months. She will get into the toy box and get the GD's toys out n chew them up. The toy is taken away from her and one of hers given to her. Nothing has worked so far.
 

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MzBarnz said:
It wasn't my Ginger, I promise!! No, she was too busy ripping up my sheet of paper that had all my passwords written on it while I was at the beach! Hubby was "looking after" her. HA!
Lil Kristie said:
Will be better than ringing my grandpuppys neck.

I'm working on a motorcycle jacket for my DG. I was working on the front of it, and had to lay it down. My daughter and I had some errands to run.

When we got back, the skein of yarn was on the floor. My DD picked it up, and I didn't look close at it, as I was getting ready to eat. Went back to it, there was no stitch markers in it, and no hook in it. Looked around for the stitch markers, only found one. Ringo had ate the other one. Plastic stitch markers in the shape of safety pins. The one we found was bent and you could see little puppy teeth marks in it.

So I had to rip it out and start all over again. Good thing I hadnt gotten too far into it yet. She's just like a toddler. Doesn't want her toys, wants everyone else's toys. Even if not a toy. To her it is.

My dog never went through the chewing stage with me. Poor baby was beat severely for chewing by the person that bought him. Beat bad enough that he had welts all over his body from it. When I got him at 11 months, he wouldn't chew anything, not even a toy. Took months to get him to realize that he could chew his toys.
No, it wasn't Ginger. Ringo doesn't really chew up paper much. Unless she finds a piece of paper towel or kleenex on the floor. That she rips to shreds.
 

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kacey64 said:
So now you have to find a kind way to convince him he can't chew other people's toys! Good luvk!
Best way to do that is buy a crate. My dog loves her crate and she is crated when I'm not home. Fortunately, I am retired so she isn't crated much. But she can get the door open from the outside and goes in there all the time to take a nap.

The best purchase any new dog owner can make is the crate.
I agree. A crate is absolutely a good for any dog. it becomes their safe place.
 

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I totally resisted the idea of crating but finally gave in after Carly knocked over a huge glass canister that I kept treats in - broken glass all over, but luckily she just got a small cut on her nose. Now she will go in herself when she sees it's time for me to go in the morning and often at other times. My vet said "They just think of it as their bedroom". I wish I'd been convinced sooner.
 

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My old boy (a rescue) developed a yarn obsesssion. Wool yarn only..never touched acryllic or others) I came home from work one evening to find my house strung with new yarn that I had just wound to balls. Round and round over chairs and under.It looked like a giant spider's web and he greeted me at the door looking so proud.
I found the end and re-wound the yarn...no damage to it at all. Gave him a biscuit and never forgot to put my yarn out of reach again. The old boy is gone now and I miss his yarn fetish.
 

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Another thought, and I did get one for Soflea, a kong, you stuff it with peanut butter or other treat, and they spend hours trying to lick it all out. Hers is not a kong, but similar,I stuff it full of doggy biscuits and pb, she loves it and works off and on all day trying to get it all.
 

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LOL wasn't Channel either!!!!!

As our lil chi only destroys tissues..you know kleenex type..
I laugh..hubby gets a bit miffed....so our standing joke is MOMMY did it NOT Channel LOL....he adores her too and NO kennel for her either...

We now give her from Milos Kitchen (all natural) Chicken Jerky...she loves it so much and cuts down on her chewing...

Sorry but I have seen animals live 24/7 in those kennels...I rescued our last Yorkie from an abusive owner that kept her all confined in a kennel.

MzBarnz said:
I tried the crate with Ginger when we first got her, but DH couldn't stand to hear her cry, so that was the end of crate training. I, too, think it's a wonderful idea, but it won't work unless both "parents" agree.
 
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