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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    Have to say Nekhbet's help was invaluable and the stop-crib paste has been a godsend.
    Yes that stuff is great to stop dogs chewing things.. doesn't seem to have any affect on actually stoping cribbing in horses haha!

    I guess I'm lucky that this is the only major damage (apart from the garden/back yard) that they've done..

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    I once found a motherlode of destroyed furniture and toys and stuffing snow storms on the web, youtube or funny pictures or something.

    So you're not alone. I have partially destuffed cushion...

    I would just dedicate the couches to the dogs and keep them as long as you need the dogs in the gararge...

    Can't be sure about the Meika thing. Dogs will do the guilty act even when they didn't do anything. And they might do it because they know the other dog has been naughty. There was an experiment done with rats or monkeys (forget which) - where if any rat went on a ladder, all the rats would be punished (hosed with cold water). Then they introduced a new rat - and the new rat was attacked by the other rats any time it went near the ladder. Ie the rats had learned if one of them stuffed up - they'd all be punished. It's possible that's where this dog was at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I once found a motherlode of destroyed furniture and toys and stuffing snow storms on the web, youtube or funny pictures or something.

    So you're not alone. I have partially destuffed cushion...

    I would just dedicate the couches to the dogs and keep them as long as you need the dogs in the gararge...

    Can't be sure about the Meika thing. Dogs will do the guilty act even when they didn't do anything. And they might do it because they know the other dog has been naughty. There was an experiment done with rats or monkeys (forget which) - where if any rat went on a ladder, all the rats would be punished (hosed with cold water). Then they introduced a new rat - and the new rat was attacked by the other rats any time it went near the ladder. Ie the rats had learned if one of them stuffed up - they'd all be punished. It's possible that's where this dog was at.
    Yeah I guess, I'm still suspicious though.. When I get home and washing is pulled off the line, Meika is always happy to see me and Molly slinks away, and I know Molly definitely is the washing puller because it never happened before we got her and I always hang it so high that Meika wouldn't be able to reach. The couch was probably a joint effort though.. I never punish because I figure what's done is done so I don't know if they've learnt that when one does something wrong, the other gets punished too, the worse I do is make the 'ohhh' noise like in the video, and I think Meika has probably associated that with being in trouble.

    I'm off to buy some crates tomorrow because we've got two very expensive motorbikes in the garage and I really can't trust them not to chew them now.. We had the couches forming a barrier against the 2 walls in the garage and the motorbikes inside the barrier but it doesn't seem like it was much of a barrier haha!

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    Pohm killed her bed/sofa about 2 weeks ago, looked very similar to your photo. I didnt keep it, as she'd continue to empty of stuffing which was all over the garden! grrrr
    Also didnt let her have it, as thought it would encourage the destructiveness of MY things, and didnt want the behaviour spreading.

    Bloody dogs! they are a pain in the butt sometimes. But in the scheme of things, this is the ONLY destructive behaviour she's had since a pup. So cant really complain here. Ive had far worse in previous pups.

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