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Thread: Got the Message Chloe, Were Heading to Doggie School Asap

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    Default Got the Message Chloe, Were Heading to Doggie School Asap

    Well Chloe has my butt into gear as of tonight lol

    She has been in a very playful mood all day, more then likely due to the fact it poured down with rain and we could only get a 30 min walk in instead of the usual 1 - 1 1/2 hr one we take...

    She was "asleep" in my room and I went to have a bath, with a good book, took a bit longer then I was expecting too (not that I thought it would matter, and I was at a good part of the book!) and i heard this "thud"... I put two and two together pretty quick as I wondered what the noise was (being home alone) i realised I had seen Chloe moving back and forwards down the hallway a few times...

    Ventured outside to see her come bolting in all happy to see me... ALWAYS a good warning sign isnt it!! haha

    Walked outside in my towel to see my daughters new thongs i had JUST bought (not even 12 hours old) nicely chewed up and spat out, the most expensive bra i own chewed to not even resemble what it originally was and my runner nicely soaked...

    I knew I had a chewer on my hands, but i didn't realise she was this sneaky!! to do it right under my nose!! little shit lol

    So tonight has cost me a good $100 odd dollars, for not realising she was 'bored' and needed something to occupy herself when I thought she was resting..

    She knew she had done the wrong thing and laid down and put her head to the floor as i picked the stuff up and lugged it back inside.. I groweled and said "NO CHLOE" in a deep toned voice (assuming thats the right thing to do) and she just looked up at me, looked like she knew she had done the wrong thing (i'd go as far to say she felt guilty but I have read they don't feel guilt? Juries still out on that one for me)

    I left her outside for the rest of my bath (a whole 20 mins when i realised the water had gone cold lol) came back to the door to see she had found her bone and was happily chewing on that... She showed me with such pleasure that she had it and I made a big deal that she was a "good girl" pointing at the bone..

    Im now off to learn about how to stop chewers in particular MY stuff...
    just like kids!!! Cant even have a bath in peace!! ahah

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    it's a good job they're cute isn't it.

    My sister's black Lab is a chewer and she has a bit of a shoe fetish especially thongs when she was a pup she would even try to chew them while they were still on your feet

    No advice I'm afraid I've been lucky so far, Jenna doesn't appear to be a chewer.
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    Pretty was a bit of a chewer. I dredged out a few toys that shads had (wow, hadn't got lost or perished in 15yrs, lol) I also made sure shoes etc were out of reach. When hubby left his work boots down I distracted her with a pigs ear. I really, really wanted her to chew one of his boots as I was forever asking him to remember to keep them away from her and then it may sink into his head, but I didn't. (pretty wasn't here full time though, she was "shared," explained in another thread)
    I am lucky she is a fast learner, had lots of bones outside, distractions inside.
    Since her pregnancy and being here full time that has all gone. She chews her bones etc still. It made me be aware and tidier, lol.

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    haha so glad im not the only one!! not that i honestly thought i was lol

    She knew she had done the wrong thing straight away, as she has that many squeaky toys, bones, kongs etc you name it that there was no reason to get into these things...

    I'll take responsibilty for my daughters thongs, as i did tell her to leave them out but my bra was in the draw haaha!!!

    Im hoping she has learnt her lesson, though i doubt it haha

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    oh Jodz! maybe consider the crate issue again! At least you can have a shower in peace!!!!!!!

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    I try not to make a big deal of stuff that gets chewed.

    If Frosty has nicked a sock (last time it was one of Mum's golf sox), I take it away, and since Mum gave them both up, I put them in the wash and put them in Frosty's toy rotation.

    You have to apply the three second rule for corrections/scolding - if you don't correct inside three seconds but ideally the instant the dog thinks about / looks at the forbidden thing - uh uh or NO - the dog will not associate the correction with the undesired action.

    The dog will know you're angry or upset though - hence all the head down, looking at you through corner of eye, grovelly stuff to try to calm you down.

    If you make a huge loud deal of the bad thing, the dog will know it's a way to get your attention.

    I'm currently experimenting with leaving the room the minute Frosty starts ripping up her bed in the office. However - there's not much of the bed left. I did get a cheap one for a reason. Usually the ripping does mean something else though like she needs to go outside and doesn't want to be on her own in the big dark creepy back yard. Unless there is a cat out there too, in which case she'd prefer I left her alone - sigh. I need to build an escape ladder/rope for one of the cats.

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    thanks Hyacinth for confirmation.. Thankfully i pretty much did catch her, she was running in with bits of thong still in her mouth lol *might of been closer to 10 seconds then 3 but i thinks he got the idea*

    So far she's not done it again, though i've been sure not to leave much out just incase

    I can completely understand where you're coming from re:cat.. Chloe LOVES my mums cat (he's very dominate/protective of his property so chloe knows her role and plays nicely) but OUR cat whos' a big wuss she loves tormenting, but chasing her a little.. Just like kids

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    Hi Jodz,

    Sorry about your new thongs . Keeda used to be a chewer, we solved the problem with a spray bottle.

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    I second the spray bottle. It gives you greater reach and doubles as a distraction.

    I also chuck handfuls of bread at Frosty at the ovals, when she nicks other dogs' toys. She can have bread anytime she wants just by coming up to me and "assuming the position" cos I like to reward her for recall/coming back/sticking around, so she's not nicking toys for the bread. She nicks them cos it's fun game of chase-me and ripping them to bits is also fun. Ideally I get close enough to get the bread in sniffing range and she drops the ball for the bread. Sometimes takes more than one go, and sometimes other dogs get in the way but I usually get the ball back. The idea is to get the forbidden thing back without chasing the dog.

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    Thanks guys we have a spray bottle now in use, after last night *yet another one LOL*

    I made a post about laying grass, which i did no probs (really proud of my job) my OH let her out to do her business before bed and she decided she wasn't so fond of the grass and ripped 1/3 of it up within 5 mins of being out there :O

    Needless to say he caught her IN the act used the spray bottle and it worked a treat (she HATES water)...

    Fingers crossed she's learnt her lesson (only a couple of sprays but she was feeling VERY sorry for herself, honestly any one would of though we'd used the hose!!!)

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