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Old 11-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The only problem we have ever had was wagging tails that send ornaments flying!
this was our only problem as well. I would recommend not using tinsel though. It tends to static cling to the dogs when they walk by. It gets wrapped around their toes too and I worry about them eating it.
Plus, it gums up the vacuum and my poor vacuum has enough problems as it is...
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #32 (permalink)
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If you are planning on having a tree when the dog is older, I would get the tree when the dog is young too. Perhaps during the day block off the area where the tree is and let the dog be by the tree when you get home. We have never had any problems. I am a little concerned about our newest member trying to mark it though.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I remember one year someone gave me a fake tree and to save money since I had to buy gifts for my six kids I put it up, but it was'nt sturdy enough and everytime my dog would wag her tail to close, the whole tree would fall over. lol what fun, lost a few bulbs that year.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Perhaps during the day block off the area where the tree is and let the dog be by the tree when you get home.
I'm thinking i'm going to try this first.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #35 (permalink)
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He is so adorable.. I would set it up but just like with anything with this age pup, you will have to watch him constantly. Good time to work on the "leave it" command.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:30 AM   #36 (permalink)
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WD marks now so that would be an issue. We live in the forest and he has all firs to himself. How crazy it must be for him to find a tree in the house that he cannot mark.
The tree will be behind an X-pen for sure, at least when we cannot watch him very closely. And there won't be any ornaments, lights or anything below three feet. So we will have to get a tall one this year.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:26 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I've always had christmas trees up with all of mine too. I've had both real and fake. Last year my GSD was about 15 weeks for Christmas and there were no issues. The cats are my problem They love climbing the tree and its more of an issue with the real trees. None of my male dogs have ever tried to pee on the tree...I thought that was going to be a problem one time, but I was wrong. This year I put the tree(fake) up on Thanksgiving with no ornaments and it hasn't been climbed or knocked down yet. I will add the ornaments in the next couple days. I do not nor do I recommend any garland or tinsel, if the dog eats it, it can be a problem(healthwise). As long as there are small kids in the house, a Christmas tree is a must
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:35 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I'm concerned with the wires.. aside from a few ornaments, the tree is mostly covered with lights. Never done tinsel or garland.. so no loss there
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:18 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I was wondering the same question...My girl is my first GSD and this is her first Christmas.. she is 7 months old. My husband and I decided to get a tree because its not Christmas without one. So will see what kind of disaster will happen I think it will be fun to watch I am expecting a lot of barking at first, sniffing second, and then I will be chasing the dog after the ornaments..., I am getting my video camera ready because moments like this only happen once, should be fun
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:42 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Draven is 18wks now and I put up the base of our tree. He goes over to it and say leave it and for the most part he does
Our 2yr old cat on the other hand.....


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