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04-04-2014 09:04 AM
Mister C
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Originally Posted by Msmaria View Post
This is what we did with Dex at 4 months. (he would bite holes in all the shoes he could find) one night of staying up , allowing him out of the crate and a big no (and a spray of water), hes been fine ever since. no more hiding shoes at night..lol and 10 months of being loose at night.
Good suggestions above. I might add attaching a bell to the sheets so when she goes after them you are more likely to wake up, notice and correct.
04-04-2014 07:56 AM
KellyR Thank you all for your responses! We are a very active family. We spend a lot of time in the woods, at the river/lake and we camp and hike quite often. She does great on a leash but her call-back is excellent & we take her off-leash when we're out away from town. We haven't had her jog with us yet, but we'd like to eventually take her out when we go bicycling.
Her training has been great, she has been very responsive, learns very quickly. She loves a challenge, especially hide & seek! Besides physical activity, we give her as much mental stimulation as we know how...perhaps we're the ones who need the training, lol.
I'm seriously thinking about agility, I believe that she'd really enjoy it. When I need advice on that, I'll certainly know to come to these forums!
04-03-2014 08:11 PM
Msmaria
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Maybe drink a couple redbulls and pull an all-nighter? Seems like you'd have to catch her in the act, correct her, or discourage in some way.
This is what we did with Dex at 4 months. (he would bite holes in all the shoes he could find) one night of staying up , allowing him out of the crate and a big no (and a spray of water), hes been fine ever since. no more hiding shoes at night..lol and 10 months of being loose at night.
04-03-2014 08:04 PM
Baillif
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Since we got her we always allowed her on the futon...which is now inadvertently "hers". Thinking back, she has not really tried to get on the couch but maybe a few times. I just told her "no" or to "get down" and she doesn't get on the couch, instead, she walks over and gets on her futon (for which I praise her).
I highly suspect a variation of this with the sheets and a redirection to a more fun item to chew on you find acceptable will be a good solution.
04-03-2014 04:53 PM
MaggieRoseLee Just cause she needs to still be crated NOW doesn't mean she can't be trusted out and about in 6 months or so. But the longer she gets in this wonderful fun habit of destroying bedding the harder the habit will be to break.

You keeping her mentally and physically active? How many off leash miles is she running a week? How are the dog classes going? Maybe adding something fun like agility or flyball may help even more.
04-03-2014 04:01 PM
Peter. Maybe drink a couple redbulls and pull an all-nighter? Seems like you'd have to catch her in the act, correct her, or discourage in some way.
04-03-2014 03:19 PM
KellyR
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She is not ready to be loose. She will be fine crated, much better than chewing on heaven knows what and possibly getting a blockage.
Agreed! She doesn't chew on anything but her toys...and our linens! And I'd feel awful if she choked or accidentally swallowed them. Looks like it's back in the crate for a while, maybe she'll out-grow this...just threw another sheet away this morning.
04-02-2014 05:08 PM
Sunflowers She is not ready to be loose. She will be fine crated, much better than chewing on heaven knows what and possibly getting a blockage.
04-02-2014 02:55 PM
KellyR Since we got her we always allowed her on the futon...which is now inadvertently "hers". Thinking back, she has not really tried to get on the couch but maybe a few times. I just told her "no" or to "get down" and she doesn't get on the couch, instead, she walks over and gets on her futon (for which I praise her).
04-02-2014 02:00 PM
Baillif May i ask how you kept her off the couch?
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