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Princess L

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Do your dogs have the run of the house
« on: April 01, 2007, 04:55:20 PM »
when you're not home?

I'm amazed at how well Scout behaves when we're not home.  No separation anxiety, no accidents, no mischief...  He didn't even have a problem when the roof was being replaced a couple of months ago and that was REALLY noisy.
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Re: Do your dogs have the run of the house
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007, 04:57:43 PM »
my boy is crated

He has to be or there would be no home to come home to.

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Re: Do your dogs have the run of the house
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2007, 04:58:51 PM »
  MY cat does

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Re: Do your dogs have the run of the house
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2007, 05:01:12 PM »
  MY cat does

Yes...my cat does have free run too

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Re: Do your dogs have the run of the house
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2007, 05:10:48 PM »
my boy is crated

He has to be or there would be no home to come home to.

Ditto.... Chewed about 1000 bucks worth of damage into one of my decks when I left him outside for to long. One aspect of training we are working on, lol.

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Re: Do your dogs have the run of the house
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2007, 05:13:32 PM »
my dog behaves really nice home alone. All he does it look out of the window or sleep by himself.

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Re: Do your dogs have the run of the house
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2007, 05:28:03 PM »
my boy is crated

He has to be or there would be no home to come home to.

Sounds like more exercise is in order.
Seems like exercise is the answer to 99% of behavior problems.
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Re: Do your dogs have the run of the house
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2007, 05:38:55 PM »
They have the downstairs, cept the kitchen.  The upstairs is off limits all the time, cept for Tad if he comes to bed with me.  I don't want 3 big dogs in my bed, and Emmett has a hard time getting back down the stairs so it's just easier to gate of the stairs. 

  They've pretty much done everything they can do down there.  Knock on wood.
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Re: Do your dogs have the run of the house
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007, 09:04:33 AM »
Sounds like more exercise is in order.
Seems like exercise is the answer to 99% of behavior problems.


I tell you one thing....

You could exercise him all day....& he still could go....go....go.

I like talking him for long assed walks when I can...that wears him out pretty good.


I discovered the 'red dot' about 6 months ago.  It's one of those pet red laser dot things.  Anyways...I can stand in one place in a field & move that thing back & forth & he'll run full steam for a while.  I don't like running him too hard or too much because of his age/weight.  So it's usually in a nice soft grassy field.

I also picked him up one of those "indestructible" balls.  They're like 14" in diameter...hard plastic thats hollow (fill with water/sand).

I'll take him in a field & play soccer.  He's actually quite the ball hog but a damn good soccer player - lol.

I tried normal balls (soccer, basketball, football) but he pops them within the first 5 seconds.

I even gave him an 8lb medicine ball & in 10 seconds....he was destroying it - lol....so I had to take that away.

I bought this one toy that is a giant rope ball knot & must weigh about 10 pounds.  He swings that thing like a mad man in his mouth.

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Re: Do your dogs have the run of the house
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2007, 04:39:15 AM »
Seems like exercise is the answer to 99% of behavior problems.

I agree My dog is totally different when he gets plenty of hard excersice.  Much more calm and relaxed.