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    we have a 8 yr old beagle.
    He is food obsessed.
    He regularly CHEWS through the chicken fence to eat the eggs and chook food (very happy to be friends with the chooks).
    Yesterday he chewed through our 6 foot external fence, went 4 house up via the bush at the back of the properties, entered someones house via their cat flap and ATE THEIR ENTIRE DINNER which was on the table for 4 people, they were momentarily in another room.

    So I get a knock on the door from the neighbour bringing our dog home, and complaining that he has eaten all their dinner! I am horrified!!
    1. what if I cant contain the dog now he has had such an excellent reward for his poor behaviour?
    No way I can refence our 2000 sq meter block...
    He has managed to create a hole at a corner right angle join of the chain link fence- I have temp fixed it today buy he can be very determined....

    2. how the hell will I mend neighbourly relations? a bootle of wine as a gift? what else?

    the dog can hardly walk he is so full of food- he looks like he is about to birth triplets...

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    Oh my goodness lol, I am so sorry I know that isn't a funny situation. I have no suggestions...but fingers crossed you get some help off here.

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    OMG... I am so sorry but I think this is the most hilarious thing I have heard or read in a long time.

    Yes I think a bottle of wine or perhaps a voucher for a local eatery for the whole family?

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    Quote Originally Posted by margoo View Post
    OMG... I am so sorry but I think this is the most hilarious thing I have heard or read in a long time.

    Yes I think a bottle of wine or perhaps a voucher for a local eatery for the whole family?
    Wow I agree, shout them a meal out somewhere. Naughty naughty pooch. Are you able to keep him inside at all?

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    He is a candidate for the name and shame pet site, i think he would win the prize for wickedest fellow

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    I think this dog needs a secure dog run ie concrete floor and a jump proof lid.

    And an "invisible fence" might work. Though beagles can be quite stubbon in their escape artistry. Invisible fences involve a dog wearing a zap collar that is triggered when they get too close to the perimeter. But it's really really important to train them - under control (with a lead on), what to do when they trigger the zap - ie turn back not bolt through.

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    I think food voucher or bottle of wine is called for.

    I feel for you, my first dog jumped out of the ford tranny van i had at a set of traffic lights in somerset england, legged it into a close house through a open front window, came tearing back through the window and jumped back into the van through open window once more with a roasted joint of lamb he'd stolen. I put my foot to the floor and left a irate hungry bloke waving his fist at my van.

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    I am sorry, I have no suggestion. And I realise this is a real problem for you. Sounds like a run or confining him to the house when you're out may be your only options.

    But that really had me laugh out loud for ages. That is movie material! I am just imagining the look on your neighbours' faces when they saw your dog on their dinner table. I agree, a voucher for a restaurant or similar is the way to go. Bottle of wine is a bit cheap to make up for dinner for 4.

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    Just bought them a $50 coles gift card (we are semi rural and no nice places to eat nearby) and a bottle of wine...

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    That sounds lovely, but yeah sorry, it was quite amusing to read lol.

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