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Thread: I suspect Pippi is lulling me into a false sense of security LOL

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    Default I suspect Pippi is lulling me into a false sense of security LOL

    So, as some may know, Pippi is a wee escape artist. If she can find a way, she will get out.

    I have been round the yard and I am pretty sure completely dog proofed it, unless she finally finds a way to fit her bum through the pool fence and go right down the back (she can get halfway through but gets stuck at her voluptuous bottom).

    Lately, I have been leaving her out there free alot, and I just check on her regulary. Usually when I am too busy to keep an eye an her, I pop her on a chain - she doesnt mind and when called will quite happily come and have it attached to her collar. Anyway, as I said, I have been leaving her free.

    This morning, OH got up at 7 and let them out then came back to bed, normally this would be a time when she would go on her chain. I didnt know they were out and as I was getting up at 9, the OH says "you better check if Pippi is still out the back". I got a bit pissy and said to him, you know she gets out if none is checking on her, why didnt you tie her up.

    I look out the window and there she is, chilling with Barney in the sun.

    Now, from what I have seen lately, she just isnt interested in getting out anymore it seems. So, I am not sure if she isnt interested, or if the smart ass is just pretending she isnt so I stop cheking her every 5 minutes and she can make a clean getaway LOL.

    This also comes around the same time her recall (some may recall, she was super hard to teach this as Pippi does what Pippi wants to do) has become 100% (untested around dogs as she is dog aggressive but in othr situations). Sometimes we hang out the front and there are no fences, but we let the dogs come out there. There are only allowed to certain points, which they know and usually stick too. But Pippi will sometimes push her luck, but now, you say come, and she is right there. Even when Barney opened the gate the other dy and they ran up the driveway and onto the footpath, I said come and she was back before Barney.

    So its almost like the recall and supposed lack of interest have come hand in hand.

    Do you reckon dogs grow out of wanting to escape or what (Lennox NEVER did but he would always come home if I didnt find/catch him)?

    Not an exciting story, but I am putting off doing housework and 100 loads of washing.

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    Just keep her little A$$ fat.........And yes I think sometimes dogs like people just grow up and settle
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    So it seems there could be a valid reason to have an overweight dog.LOL

    Is she still growing or has she reached a full size ( other than the extra subcutaneous matter). My pup loved running full tilt through the pool fence and as she got bigger it obviously got harder until one day she tried and got well and truly stuck. She had just had breakfast so tummy was bigger than normal and there was this tyke half way through squeeling her head off because she could not get through or back. Actually had to forcibly bend the bars to get her out - needles to say, she has never tried again.
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    This is exactly how I feel with Bella! I'm hoping she is just over wanting to get out now. Seems that way so far!

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    Maybe she has also forgotten the thrill of getting out and so she doesn't really see any reason to bother anymore?

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    Oh sorry, shes not fat LOL. She is abotu perfect weight wise....what I meant is, she has a wide bum. Shes a pretty solid wee thing but she can move her shoulders to get through the gap, then get to waist and she gets stuck trying to get her bum through LOL.

    I dunno, I hope she just doesnt want to anymore. Last time she got out was September (apart from when Barney opened the gate) and I was away and she gotout multiple times through a gap to the neighbours. That gap is fixed now.

    Perhaps it was just that she was opputunistic and th efence at our last house was pretty rotten and falling apart so it was easy for her to get out.

    I dont know, but I would love it if she could be trusted to just be left out there without me having to check every 5 minutes, or without having to tie her up.

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    Yep Lala, Pipi has your number, she is hiding her little camakaze outfit in the bushes waiting until your guard is down then..whamo, she will be off up the road sipping bacardi and cokes and doing the chicken dance with gus the rotweiller.

    Hehehehe, she is so sweet
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    LMAO to be honest, that wouldnt surprise me.

    She is a dog who is literally looking for trouble. This arvo we were outside having a ciggy. They were both hanging round then she disappeared for a while (we had left the door open), then she comes racing back outside laughing her little ass off.

    We were immediately like, what have you been doing? And she had been in there grabbing all the chocolate wrappers to see if there was anything left for her LMAO

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    How old is Pippi - there is that age where some dogs are just very naughty eg 7 to 18 months old...

    And there is the first month or so when a rescue is learning where home is.

    And then there is the dog who is good 999 times out of 1000, and then will blow it completely - that 1000th time. ARGH. So I can't relax around joggers or bicycles or weird looking men walking at night with flashlights. I'm alllowed to have a flash light, but nobody else is?

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    LOL, she is 3 in a week or two so well into adulthood.

    I suspect she escaped in September because I was away and she didnt like it (she is a mummas girl big style)...but that doesnt explain all the escapes from our previous house. Luckily, someone was home or near by every time so she was always caught pretty quickly.

    I dont know what it is but we will stick with the "tie up" when she cant be supervised (at least til we get this run I have been wanting for months - thought shell probably decide she is a climber then) as I would rather know for a fact she is safe all the time.

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