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    The fact of the matter is this dog is her responsibility not her room mates! Yes the room mate should know alot better but the point is you obviously have had it happen on other occasions, there is a risk of it happening again so who's problem is it? If she thinks her dog is in danger then she should move out or kick the roommate out.

    If My roomate left a bag of drugs on his bedside table and my kids ate it and had to go to hospital, nearly dying. There is no way in hell that I would chance it again, I would move out! Simple as that!

    Once its happened time and time again the fault then stands with the owner of the pets in my opinion. The same as If I lived with a drugo and put my children at that risk, Its my problem!
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    I am on the fence with this. Would you like to have your bedroom door closed all the time?? what about the stench that would accumulate through lack of circulated air through the room....???
    Yuck.
    I think there should be a baby gate somewhere as someone has previously mentioned. Maybe not across her room, maybe the hallway to stop the dogs going in all bedrooms if they are getting into things that could and have harmed them.
    I dont know if she should "apologise" for leaving chocolate where she did, she didnt leave it in the dogs bed, she left it in her bedroom, i know the lease is not in her name but she rents this room of you yes?? so it is in fact her bedroom??

    anyways its still very sad what has happened to the poor lil pooch, so sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    The fact of the matter is this dog is her responsibility not her room mates! Yes the room mate should know alot better but the point is you obviously have had it happen on other occasions, there is a risk of it happening again so who's problem is it? If she thinks her dog is in danger then she should move out or kick the roommate out.

    If My roomate left a bag of drugs on his bedside table and my kids ate it and had to go to hospital, nearly dying. There is no way in hell that I would chance it again, I would move out! Simple as that!

    Once its happened time and time again the fault then stands with the owner of the pets in my opinion. The same as If I lived with a drugo and put my children at that risk, Its my problem!
    I'm sorry, but exposing your kids to a drugo is a completely different thing than exposing your chocolate-loving dogs to a vet nurse with a dog of her own!

    It really isn't a big ask to close the bedroom door (you can always open a window for airing) or to put chocolate in the bedside drawer. It's not as if she is being asked to change her whole lifestyle or anything.

    A baby gate across the hallway could be a good solution. But I would still be quite peed off about her reacting in such a negative way to what I see as a totally reasonable request from a housemate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I'm sorry, but exposing your kids to a drugo is a completely different thing than exposing your chocolate-loving dogs to a vet nurse with a dog of her own!

    It really isn't a big ask to close the bedroom door (you can always open a window for airing) or to put chocolate in the bedside drawer. It's not as if she is being asked to change her whole lifestyle or anything.

    A baby gate across the hallway could be a good solution. But I would still be quite peed off about her reacting in such a negative way to what I see as a totally reasonable request from a housemate.
    I don't think it is at all, chocolate can be as deadly for dogs as drugs are to kids. Its not the fact that its happened once, we all make mistakes and slip up ( kids eating smoke butts) but if it happened on numerous occasions and my dogs health and life was at risk. I just wouldn't take the chance!

    Same as If in my house you come into my room without knocking. Your eyeballs will get burnt once and you will learn to knock, wait, listen, knock again, ask if I am decent then come in!

    Meaning once it happened the first time there should of been arrangements made to make sure it doesn't happen again, like the baby gates, parts of the house sectioned off or ever\n one of those electric fence things over the roomates door.
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    Thanks Beloz. I think you're right in saying that she does have an issue with our dogs. They are pretty well behaved. I mean, they are yappy dogs and have been leaving accidents in the house since they moved their big dog in last weekend (it's probably a territorial thing). But she knew what she was in for when she agreed to move in with us.

    The first time the chocolate incident happened with the cookies, my Pom only had a few so she wasn't sick or anything and we thought Lauren, a vet nurse, would learn from that and not leave any more chocolate around and we trusted her. We've only been in the house for 3 weeks out of a 9 month lease and we weren't exactly going to kick out our best friends over that!

    Also, they have sliding doors and windows in their room, as well as a ceiling fan so they could air their room out fine if they left their door closed.

    The baby gates sounds like an alright idea, but they are annoying as hell and we don't want to block off all bedrooms as we still want the dogs to access our room. They sleep in our room, etc and we've never ever had a problem with them before moving into this house as we never leave poisonous food in their reach!

    Anyway, chocolate aside, our main problem with them is that she didn't say sorry, didn't say anything about the vet bill and is so psycho about not wanting to shut their bedroom door when as you guys say, really isn't a big ask!

    We don't want to kick them out but at the same time can't take any more chances. So lastnight we bought a door closer and will bolt it to their door so it will just shut by itself from now on lol. We still haven't spoken to Lauren since the fight. I pretty much made amends with her but her and my husband haven't spoken since as they were the ones full-blown arguing over it. He said if she doesn't apologise, we may have to ask them to live somewhere else.

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    I am totally on your side here, but one thing you might be able to do is to place chocolate in the room once more. Or even walk in to the room on your own but stand in the doorway. I would be about a half step in the room. So that you are in the room but only just and call your dog to come.

    While in the doorway after you have called her to you.
    Now you must stop any entry into the room. I think they call this owning the room or object.

    I would say this might take time to make it work but I am of the mind that you can make it so your dogs does not enter under any condition.
    You just have to stand in the doorway and block it off. When your dog walks away reward it. Then continue it for a week or so and soon enough I would think your dog will get the message that I get rewaded for not going in.
    I am not sayong this is going to work but I think there is no harm in trying it out.

    I am sort of doing this with the youngest granddaughter, as Murphy is way to boisterous with her. And I am seeing what I am doing starting to work.

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    I havent really taught my dog much except for sitting and only eat when I say take. ( You can old a bit of meat on her lips and she wont take it )

    One thing she also knows is to not go upstairs unless she is called. She will sit at the bottom of the steps and wait! Sometimes yes she has slipped up If i go Running up the stairs ( Only me ) most of the time she is good with it.

    Thats with very little effort to be honest.

    I also know a staffy that wont come any further into the house then the kitchen. There is not gate or anything blocking, Just a doorway.

    It can very well be taught for a dog not to go in a particular room.
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    Yeah my Dad's dog will sit outside when the door is open and will only come in when he is called. Our 2 dogs know how to sit, shake hands, lay down and speak so I think the next one will be teaching them to not go into a particular room. It's just hard teaching 2 energetic dogs at the same time! Will see how we go..

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    Just letting you guys know what we had a talk together lastnight and everything is all good. They apologised for the way they acted and there was a bit of a misunderstanding on both sides. They said they will remember to not leave chocolate around and will shut the door (we will probably put on the door closer anyway :P) Thanks for your opinions! It really helped.

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    This is a great for everyone that counts in your household.
    Real pleased that it is worked out.

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