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    After being so careful about not giving Banjo a chance to destroy any of our shoes, we had a big fail this morning.

    I got up from my bed and discovered that what I'd heard the dog chew on was not one of her rawhide chews, but in fact one of my daughter's favourite sandals. I was too late, she'd already ripped the straps off.

    I did a very good growl when I took it off her, but was proud I managed to control my anger and didn't yell at her.

    But, doh!

    I ordered her a new pair online immediately. This is the third pair of the exact same sandals that I order from this store in under 10 months! Long story...

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    OH BUMMER!!

    I would be carefully about taking things off your dog, that can create resource guarding. I would swap in future ie: swap for a toy or for her rawhide.

    It was your fault she got hold of it (for whatever reason, and I am not trying to be accustory but you know what I mean) and once she has it, as far as she is concerned it is hers.

    Better to swap for something she finds more rewarding and have a dog who will happily give up items in the future, then to take it off her and in the future have her run away with it, guard it, or even try to swallow parts of or all of it to keep you from taking it (my trainers have seen a dog do this with a childs mitten, he had to reach down the dogs throat to get it out so it didn't become an obstruction).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    OH BUMMER!!

    I would be carefully about taking things off your dog, that can create resource guarding. I would swap in future ie: swap for a toy or for her rawhide.

    It was your fault she got hold of it (for whatever reason, and I am not trying to be accustory but you know what I mean) and once she has it, as far as she is concerned it is hers.

    Better to swap for something she finds more rewarding and have a dog who will happily give up items in the future, then to take it off her and in the future have her run away with it, guard it, or even try to swallow parts of or all of it to keep you from taking it (my trainers have seen a dog do this with a child mitten, he had to reach down the dogs throat to get it out so it didn't become an obstruction).
    Yeah, that's what I normally do. But the dog abandoned the shoe when I exclaimed "Oh no!" and started banging my head against the wardrobe. It's one way of distracting her.

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    Keira & Phoenix I totally agree with you but I think with this one the damage had been done already.
    As much as I hate to say it. I myslef have to do the same and this is dog proof your place.
    I thought that I could get away with it but no. I have to dog proof our place as Murphy is chewing everything up, and we have no idea where he is finding all the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    Yeah, that's what I normally do. But the dog abandoned the shoe when I exclaimed "Oh no!" and started banging my head against the wardrobe. It's one way of distracting her.
    LMAO!!!! All I can picture is you banging your head against a wardrobe and the dog taking off thinking "OH NO I have driven Mum insane!!! RUNNNNN"

    Well that is fair enough then, sorry from your original post this bit
    I did a very good growl when I took it off her
    made it sound like you had actually had to take it from her. Sorry for the misunderstanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rid**** View Post
    Keira & Phoenix I totally agree with you but I think with this one the damage had been done already.
    As much as I hate to say it. I myslef have to do the same and this is dog proof your place.
    I thought that I could get away with it but no. I have to dog proof our place as Murphy is chewing everything up, and we have no idea where he is finding all the stuff.
    They are very good at finding things aren't they? Could be handy if it was something that you'd lost and had been looking for. Unfortunately, often by the time you discover the thing they found, it's of no bloody use to you anymore.
    Last edited by Beloz; 10-07-2011 at 10:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    LMAO!!!! All I can picture is you banging your head against a wardrobe and the dog taking off thinking "OH NO I have driven Mum insane!!! RUNNNNN"

    Well that is fair enough then, sorry from your original post this bit made it sound like you had actually had to take it from her. Sorry for the misunderstanding
    No, I think I growled after I took it of her (and acted insane ). And it was just because I needed to do something to express my frustration to her even though I understand it was not her fault.

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    Little Murphy knows when he has done something wron.
    He heads off in a totally different direction to where you are going.
    And he keeps an eye on ya to.
    I ask what have you just done and he puts his head down.
    So he knows when he is bad.

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    LOL, don't bang your head too hard, unfortunately for us too, whenever Oskar grabs something (usually from the kid's toybox) and we try to get it back, he runs off because he thinks its a game. It's always hard to grab a treat to swap it, but we try that, or distract him with something else so he drops that, Oskar loves running off with underwear HAHAHAHAHA

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    We always try to do the swap thing but Murphy really would rather the chase which we don't do cause then it becomes just a game.
    And he loves to be chased and I love taking him out the back and do this game but without anything in his mouth. He always wins these chases he is so fast and I am so slow.

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