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    Default The Yard is Now Oskar Proof.

    So the last couple of days the BF has been busy putting up some fences to keep the little bloke in the back yard. I have a fully fenced yard front and back but I was afraid that if someone saw him in the front, they would want to aquire him. The backyard is now segregated off, reinforced and covered also in black plastic. Let's hope this deters him from digging. Tomorrow morning will be the first morning we will be leaving him on his own....I am so nervous lol...he's my baby

    If anyone has any other tips, feel free to please tell me.

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    Yay!! We still need to do ours, we've put up a fence already to separate the front and back, cause I'm worried someone will pinch them too! Now we just have to replace the entire perimeter fence cause Bella is able to jump over it! Our neighbour never seems to be home though any more so we haven't been able to ask him if he minds us ripping down the current one.

    I'd leave him a treat ball or something to distract him tomorrow too, so that you can slip out unnoticed!

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    Maybe a peep hole for him to see out the front but no one see him ?
    I dont make a big deal about leaving, i dont even say bye some mornings. I also give him his breakfast just as i leave so he dosnt even notice i'm gone until he finishes his food. I feel a little bad about leaving him some days but so far it's worked well. (Touchwood)
    I have 2 old fellas in my cul-de-sac that adore him and pay him little 5 minute visits every day which i'm sure helps too but they tell me he dosnt seem fazed, no barking, crying etc when they leave.

    Today was Mojos first day with the whole backyard to himself instead of the penned of area that included the backdoor to the garage open with his crate inside.

    I went straight out the back when i got home, expecting to see carnage but everything was untouched and fine much to my relief. He has been destroying my Bromelaids (only the good purple ones not the ratty green ones) but even they where unmolested today.
    He seems to sleep in his crate alot and chews a lot of pigs ears during the day.
    I think he also patrols the Guinea Pig enclosure a fair bit as well. I hope i havnt just jinxed myself by giving him a good rap.
    Good luck with it as it's a big step, kinda like taking your kid to kindy or school for thier first day. It's a big day for owner and pup. I hope he does well.


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    I am only taking my kids to school, but my youngest's day care is a fare hike for the lazy little bugger, so yeah it's his first time home alone, it will be for about 45-60 mins max and the BF wants me to message him when I get home to tell him how it went lol, so we are both a little apprehensive, lol probably gonna take it worse than Oskar

    Its good that Mojo went well today Sean...I just have a dumb question. What is a bromelaid?

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    Ha ,ha. A bromelaid is a small somtimes spiky plant like a pineapple but most are hollow in the centre and hold water. Some have awsome flowers like my purple ones, the green ones aren't so flash. I think he goes for the water and then thinks, hay, while i'm here i'll eat this and piss my owner of big time because they grow so slow and are expensive.

    60 minutes ? You are a worry wort!!! He'll be fine i reckon. Good luck with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    I am only taking my kids to school, but my youngest's day care is a fare hike for the lazy little bugger, so yeah it's his first time home alone, it will be for about 45-60 mins max and the BF wants me to message him when I get home to tell him how it went lol, so we are both a little apprehensive, lol probably gonna take it worse than Oskar

    Its good that Mojo went well today Sean...I just have a dumb question. What is a bromelaid?
    A Bromeliad is a plant Just the Facts: BROMELIADS pretty cool and sorry to hear Mojo munched on yours Sean lol for some reason Zeke liked out Thai Chilli plants and pineapple lilies

    We have always made a little window so the dogs can see what is going on outside as we found it also combats some boredom and at some houses stopped barking at noises, if you can get an off cut of Amplimesh or the one way stainless fly mesh then the dog can see out but no one can see in

    The biggest thing we have ever done that helped was a dedicated digging area in one of our last houses that we use to bury toys and treats in saved the garden and also top dressed the lawn when they would go nuts digging
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    It is such great peace of mind when we have done what we need to to keep them secure.

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    Great reply Sean, you covered it really well..

    Especially the peep hole idea.

    As for the Bromelaids, that water in the middle may contain rotting insects in it, they are absorbed by the plant. This stink is what attracts the dog.

    Don't ask for a source, just what I noticed with mine...
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    It went well, I gave him a frozen steak to distract and keep him busy. On my return home I asked the builders next door if they had heard any barking or whinging and they said they didnt hear a peep, but boy did I cop a serving from Little Lord Oskar when I opened the back door...It was like he was getting up me for leaving him alone lol, it was amusing to say the least lol

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    Hope you ignored him till he settled....(Eye wink emoticon)
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