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12-01-2012 12:39 PM
Jo Ellen He looks like he's going to be just fine. They do like to surprise us sometimes.

Spirit is over-the-top ball obsessed. I thought for sure he'd be after the 50 some balls on the Christmas tree LOL ... nope. Go figure.
12-01-2012 12:29 PM
Peter. So far so good.. we'll see how he acts once his puppy class exhaustion wears off.
12-01-2012 12:04 PM
Peter. Ok.. I put it up this morning with my boys while the pup and wife are at puppy class.. I should no very soon how bad it will be.. haha
12-01-2012 10:07 AM
Jo Ellen I fully expected Spirit would demolish the Christmas tree, he's 8 months old. Turns out he could care less about the tree. But the kitty...the kitty loves to hide behind the tree which totally drives Spirit crazy.

Really though. no where near as bad as I expected
11-30-2012 10:04 AM
Kyleigh LOL so much easier to train a dog than a cat!
11-30-2012 08:42 AM
Mandy L. 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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11-30-2012 08:18 AM
julie87 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
11-30-2012 07:35 AM
Peter. 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
11-30-2012 07:26 AM
llombardo 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
11-30-2012 01:30 AM
wolfy dog 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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