|08-29-2013 02:34 AM|
|08-29-2013 02:34 AM|
That being said, she did love her crate as a puppy... she just outgrew it extremely quickly.
|08-29-2013 02:32 AM|
|08-29-2013 02:29 AM|
|08-29-2013 02:25 AM|
|08-28-2013 12:09 PM|
Take down the 8' pen area and replace it with a smaller crate. You'll have more room in the house missing that huge pen, plus your dog won't destroy anything anymore.
The solution is NOT to put her in the garage or yard. You are just going to have more/different problems that way.
|08-28-2013 08:39 AM|
|jocoyn||I would just crate her. She should eventually outgrow the need / desire to destroy things but all she is learning now is that it is great fun.|
|08-28-2013 08:26 AM|
Several shoes were destroyed by my female, luckily not mine lol.
She was at that age as well. I would just leave her an old shoe to chew on. She stopped as she grew up. I feel this is just one of those doggy things you either have to live with, or crate up the dog, or hide the shoes.
|08-28-2013 06:42 AM|
|LoveEcho||Crate her. Why does the crate need to be in the garage? She does it because she "can"... many pups that age are not ready for freedom at night.|
|08-28-2013 12:45 AM|
occasional middle of the night destructiveness.
So Cosette has been awesome. She is now almos 9mo old, and has given me less headaches than any other dog I have ever owned.... but there is one thing she does, rarely, that keeps me a little nervous to trust her more in the house.
She has a designated sleeping area. It is an 8 foot diameter pen... but it is only about 42 inches tall. She loves the area, and wants to be in there, even when it isn't time to sleep.
However... once every other month or so she will jump over the pen in the middle of the night... climb onto the couch (which she isn't allowed to) and then proceed to choose something of my wife's to destroy. One time it was makeup... one time it was a shoe... one time it was a sandal.
I suppose I could get her a large crate for the garage or let her be an outside dog... but it would be great if I could better understand the behavior and let her have a little more freedom in the process.
My only thought is that she might be getting hungry or bored, so I try to make sure she has rawhide, deer antler, or a favorite chew toy with her. It seems to work, but this behavior is so infrequent that I am not sure if it is working or not.
Any other suggestions?