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04-07-2015 11:58 AM
pyratemom New toys last around here until the novelty of a new toy wears off then they lose stuffing, feet, heads, etc. The only one I've kept relatively in one piece is a stuffed iguana that a friend gave Raina as a reward for catching a real iguana. We play with it until she lays down to gnaw on it and that is when I substitute a different toy and put the iguana away for next time.

Pyrate had a green dog he slept with that he never chewed on. I still keep it in a basket by my front door and Raina doesn't touch it, even when she gets her bear out of the same basket. She knows that it is Pyrate's green dog and respects that.
04-07-2015 02:05 AM
Ellimaybel Gunther is over the walrus. He moved onto Elephant love in the recent past. Today I caught him trying to hump Cyclone. There will be NO Cyclone love in this house!!!!!!!!

I am GUNTHER!!!!!!!!!!!! I sniff out trouble and treats. I will bark so ferociously that you won't even think about coming onto my property. I will charge at you before mom even knows what happened, but don't worry if you aren't a threat she'll rein me in. I will get the zoomies and attack your feet and there is nothing anyone can do about it. I will play fetch until I can't walk anymore. Then I will just lie there with the ball in my mouth until you throw it again. I ...will stick my nose wherever I please, I will lick you where you don't want to be licked, I will soak my mouth in water and then come rub my head all over you. I will ham up every moment so that you feel guilty about not spending every waking second paying attention to me and only me.

The best news? There is NOTHING you can do about it because I'm adorable and I know it!
01-16-2015 06:03 PM
Ellimaybel Yep normally stuffies don't last long at all around here. I think he's learning though that when he chews them up, I have to throw them away. But this, this is walrus love. Plain and simple.
01-16-2015 05:46 PM
McWeagle That's so cute! Frankie has a couple of stuffies that she treats like this too. They've had to be hidden until Nox gets a little older because he wants to chew the arms and legs off everything.
01-16-2015 05:16 PM
Ellimaybel Gunther and his walrus. Sigh. It's adorable really. I played the claw machine a week ago at work and in the three plays won a tye-dyed alligator that I gave to Cyclone, a minion that we kept, and a stuffed walrus. I came home and gave it to Gunther and told him it's his walrus. He treats it like a baby. Other than the tusks being chewed off, it's fully intact and we don't DARE play fetch with his walrus. If we throw the walrus he retrieves it, puts it in his bed, and brings us a different toy. He carries it around the house like a prized possession and if we mention the walrus he gets it. I love this dog.
12-21-2014 05:53 PM
Ellimaybel I'm not sure anyone even reads this thread anymore lol But I have a plan! This is the most serious of training I have ever taken with Gunther and I know it's going to take a bit of work. We really need to break him of the habit of standing on the fence barking at people so he doesn't get us or himself in trouble. The main issue I've found is that training him in the yard and playing a guessing random game of when someone may or may not walk by is not working. If nobody is going by, the training doesn't work since he already listens without any distractions. So I'm enlisting the help of coworkers and friends. I have a church 2 doors down. The plan is to set up different times when someone can come over, park in that lot, and walk by under different scenarios. One day they can just be walking by, another time on the phone, another time pulling a wagon, another time walking their dog, another time all bundled up, etc. This way we can be out there do train him. I'm excited!
12-20-2014 02:28 AM
Ellimaybel Happy to report in that since being on B12 and probiotics Gunther is so much healthier. Still gassy but I can't fix everything, believe me I've tried. So the dogs have a giant stocking that is stuffed full of cheapo stuffed toys that will be destroyed in no time. But that was the idea. Since they (meaning Gunther) destroys everything, I just filled the entire thing with 1 and 2 dollar toys. The plan is on Christmas to just take the entire stocking and dump it out on the floor and watch them go nuts. Maybe... I'm still thinking about this because I'm not sure if they would fight over anything. Oh it's going to be so much fun!
12-12-2014 12:46 AM
Ellimaybel Yeah I stopped the tylan... he was fine with his stools and weight before it. I was concerned about his extreme gas and belching up liquid and eating stools. All of which are still going on, but I'm looking into what else that could be. I just wish there was just one answer that worked for all EPI dogs so you don't feel like you're playing Russian roulette with their food and diets.
12-11-2014 04:27 PM
Cheyanna Give him yogurt with probiotics
12-11-2014 04:13 PM
Saphire Tylan is an antibiotic so it's possible it has upset the bacteria balance in the gut. Stop the Tylan and see if it clears up. Need to add good probiotics to restore the balance.
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