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    Default House destroyed in 12hrs of leaving dogs unattended.

    We've been busy as a family, with my son's son being born yesterday. Ended up with a C section and his 2 pups that were ABANDONED for 12 hrs in house alone, have eaten:
    1 sofa: all 3 cushions disemboweled
    1 lazy boy recliner: gutted and scattered
    1 rug, torn to shreds
    6 pillows - savaged to death

    Guess which grandmother didnt secure them properly? me. OOPS

    I got back to their house to feed the pups at 9pm last night, to pup chaos! 2 very excited dogs, who pee'd all over my feet in excitement in the house. The entire house was covered in entrails of chairs and pillows.

    Poor pups, just 12 hrs alone, and most of valuable furniture has been eaten.

    Thank god it was a C section and she's not allowed home till monday. I have a weekend to sort the mess out.

    Ive not had a destructive pup, as i tend to tire mine out.

    so, the two of them, terriers, at 1yr and the other 18 months, have just been on the longest walk. My son annoyed i woke him whilst stealing his dogs at 4.45am this morning. Ive walked them, run them, swam them. My 3 have rough n tumbled them, chased them, been chased etc etc And they can stay in doggy day care with Aunty Pohm, the baby sitter of all dogs, till my daughter in law comes home with the baby.

    Dogs can be little shits at times. Separation anxiety? Its rare this amount of destruction.
    they will if left to their own devices, chew shoes etc. But never this much destruction.

    Any suggestions? i thought exercising the heck out of them was a good start, as this has been a long labour, in and out of hospital for them, the walking probably went awry.
    these 2 usually are left alone at home for 5hrs daily, no problems. 12 hours, and no furniture left?

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    Firstly Congratulations.....

    I don't think 12 hours locked up is separation anxiety...i would put it down as just too long locked up. I think mine would surely get up to something if left that long...Unless they have done it before?? Sounds like you are going to give them more tiring out and hopefully they will not do it again. Sometimes one mistake can start bad habits forever.....I would give the some awesome stuff to chew if they have to be left in the house and i would do my darnedest not to make it long at all.....Hope the clean-up went OK
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    OMG, they were too very peed off pups!

    My Banjo was pretty destructive as a teenager, but never caused that much damage. Mind you, I never had any need to leave her alone for that long back then.

    For me, I just walked in the morning, lef plenty of rawhide chews, hid bones and chicken necks in the yard, food toys and closed doors to bedrooms. And then waited till she grew out of it.

    But for the extremist destroyer dogs, you might want to go and find the posts on Hooch (I think that is his name?), who ate half a house/yard, but got better.

    Congratulations on becoming a grandmother, by the way!

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    I asked my son why he doesnt leave the dogs with bones? He said that the bitch will attack the dog to get the bone off him, and they dont want a fight to break out when not there.

    call me dumb, but so friggin what? my dogs squabble all the time. Never has any damage been done, its all mouth and no bite. Sounds viscious, but seriously no biting. I allow these pups to join in this too. And they've never been hurt. In 18 months. Just there's a pecking order for bones, and a rottie who will win, every time.

    Id rather a bitten cheeky bone thief, than having to fork out for furniture.

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    We give bones on the way out and i think it also sort the pack order without us messing about in the middle of it....if dogs were going to fight badly over a bone, it would also happen over something we do not think of as important, but they do and we would still not be there to stop it, if we could.... Dogs that fight over bones will fight over a space or even a look. So you cannot prevent the fight, it will happen
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    OH my goodness, that is some serious damage!! Glad my two are used to having alone time, they just sleep.

    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    I asked my son why he doesnt leave the dogs with bones? He said that the bitch will attack the dog to get the bone off him, and they dont want a fight to break out when not there.

    call me dumb, but so friggin what? my dogs squabble all the time. Never has any damage been done, its all mouth and no bite. Sounds viscious, but seriously no biting. I allow these pups to join in this too. And they've never been hurt. In 18 months. Just there's a pecking order for bones, and a rottie who will win, every time.

    Id rather a bitten cheeky bone thief, than having to fork out for furniture.
    Not all dogs follow the 'all sound and no bite' rule. IF someone was silly enough to give my two bones when they're in the same area, Koda would lay right into Dodge. He's a bully. He learnt the behaviour from Dodge when he was a pup, but he took it to the next level. Every time its happened, there has been blood, poor Dodgey has no chance because she's quite smaller than Koda. And thats when i'm around to split them up... I hate to imagine what would happen if i wasn't there. I'm just thankful that Koda doesn't care when people he knows take food off him... I can put my hand in his mouth while he's eating and he doesn't care.

    If i'm prepared for the situation, I can easily have Koda under verbal or physical control, and he won't go after Dodge. The only times its happened is when i've been in the house or I was outside and just didn't see it coming.
    This is the only time my two fight. The rest of the time they are the best friends in the world!!
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    I'm curious how much other dogs behaviour around puppies influences their "temperament" later on in life. For example my pup lived in a house with an older, extremely lazy dog for a few weeks right when I got him, and it's almost like he's learnt that laying around the house being lazy all day is the norm (which isn't normal for a husky pup, for sure). I wonder if a pup exposed to another hyperactive dog for the first couple of months of their life means they'll see that as normal too?

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    wheres the photos of the carnage?

    thingz - once had a 11year old dog who never chewed a day in her life, till got a 8 week old pup, after a few weeks busted them both de-spining the lower shelf on book shelf

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    Hmm, so I guess it can work either way around then

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    That would have been lovely coming home to a disemboweled house after the birth, uggh, I feel for you. Gees we can make some pretty silly basic mistakes at times, eh? Congrats on the ways you are tackling the problem too.

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