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02-07-2014 11:33 AM
wyoung2153
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Originally Posted by LaRen616 View Post
LOL, I can't imagine the Marshmellow mess!

Awww!!!! How exciting!
I can't wait.. I've been practically stalking the breeder's page.. Select Boerboels - South African Boerboel Breeder just looking.. lol.. I am excited.. but if we get from her, the temperment we want will be drastically different than the last.
02-07-2014 11:17 AM
LaRen616
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Right? That's what I figure. The BF HATES the hair on the couch but I can deal with his momentary fits if that's all Titan does all day. He has recently started going through the trash.. 4 years and never had an issue.. all of a sudden. so we shut the doors to any room with trash.. and he does the same too.. just strings it around the house for fun.. doesn't eat it. LOL.. I will say the first bag he got into had Marshmellows in it and man did he have a good time getting them all slobbery and sticking them to my carpet that was fun... haha.. he was probably so proud of himself!

Next puppyyyy yes! My BF said we can start looking in the fall for a good match! still undecided on the breed, we can get another from the breeder my Athena was from as she is replacing her for free for me.. or we may go with a rescue lab.. he really wants a chocolate lab puppy.
LOL, I can't imagine the Marshmellow mess!

Awww!!!! How exciting!
02-07-2014 11:11 AM
wyoung2153
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Ya Sin isn't supposed to be on the couch either unless I invite him but he could care less when I am not home.

Sin used to take a couple of small items out of the bathroom trash can and put them on his bed. He didn't destroy or eat them though. I figure hey, if this is his way of dealing with separation anxiety, then I'll take it! At least he isn't destroying furniture or anything real crazy.

Next puppy?????
Right? That's what I figure. The BF HATES the hair on the couch but I can deal with his momentary fits if that's all Titan does all day. He has recently started going through the trash.. 4 years and never had an issue.. all of a sudden. so we shut the doors to any room with trash.. and he does the same too.. just strings it around the house for fun.. doesn't eat it. LOL.. I will say the first bag he got into had Marshmellows in it and man did he have a good time getting them all slobbery and sticking them to my carpet that was fun... haha.. he was probably so proud of himself!

Next puppyyyy yes! My BF said we can start looking in the fall for a good match! still undecided on the breed, we can get another from the breeder my Athena was from as she is replacing her for free for me.. or we may go with a rescue lab.. he really wants a chocolate lab puppy.
02-07-2014 11:02 AM
LaRen616
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HA! Yeah I'm gonna guess Titan is no the couch all day too.. only because I come home to hair embedded into the couch.. and he's nto allowed on there unless asked.. guessing he takes advantage of the opportunity. Lol! I never have to worry about what I leave out with Titan.. he's one that if ANYTHING he will make a huge mess, but won't eat anything.

I am guessing with my next pup I won't be so lucky, lol.
Ya Sin isn't supposed to be on the couch either unless I invite him but he could care less when I am not home.

Sin used to take a couple of small items out of the bathroom trash can and put them on his bed. He didn't destroy or eat them though. I figure hey, if this is his way of dealing with separation anxiety, then I'll take it! At least he isn't destroying furniture or anything real crazy.

Next puppy?????
02-07-2014 10:54 AM
wyoung2153
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Sinister has been crate free for almost 3 years now. He probably spends the whole day laying on the couch drooling (I know this because I come home to huge wet spots on the couch ) but he does have access to toys, bones and cats.
HA! Yeah I'm gonna guess Titan is no the couch all day too.. only because I come home to hair embedded into the couch.. and he's nto allowed on there unless asked.. guessing he takes advantage of the opportunity. Lol! I never have to worry about what I leave out with Titan.. he's one that if ANYTHING he will make a huge mess, but won't eat anything.

I am guessing with my next pup I won't be so lucky, lol.
02-07-2014 10:50 AM
LaRen616 I work 8.5 hours, Monday-Friday.

I wake up 1.5 hours before I start work so the boys run around in the yard for a half hour. I don't really allow them to do much 1 hour prior to eating, I am afraid of bloat.

Sinister has been crate free for almost 3 years now. He probably spends the whole day laying on the couch drooling (I know this because I come home to huge wet spots on the couch ) but he does have access to toys, bones and cats.

Draco is crated, he does not have toys or bones in his crate because he is the type of dog that would choke on them or get his face stuck in something LOL.
02-07-2014 10:42 AM
wyoung2153
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I'm in a similar situtation, I'm out of the house about 9.5 hrs a day. I used to get up at 7 for work, I'm now up at 5 run the dogs, throw in some obedience, let them cool down, eat then I get ready. I have about the same routine after work, it was a big adjustment but they were going crazy.
Yeah I need to figure something out.. maybe up earlier is the only option to run/walk in the mornings. I am already up at 0500 on a normal day because I'm required to be at the gym by 0630 (military lifestyle ) Wondering how much earlier I need to get up to get in a quick walk/run with Titan..

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I am so jealous of everyone who can leave their dog uncrated, and I hope to be able to do the same someday. Mine is crated from about 8am-4pm. Sometimes we can run home for lunch to let him out for 45 min. I am planning to start bike riding in the morning before I leave to help tire him. Right now he just runs around the back yard for a bit while I get ready for work.

My plan is to try to block off a room in the house and try leaving him uncrated in that room. He is still not ready to have free access, although he has gotten better (or I just have everything he could get into put away). I feel such guilt that he is crated, so I really hope eventually he will have free reign.

I also liked David Winners comment in another thread about having an outdoor dog kennel because I think my dog would love to be outside on nice spring days. He is too much of a barker currently, but maybe someday. He does seem to prefer inside when it is hot or cold, so outdoors would only work fall and spring for him.
How old is he? also, That's exactly what I did with Titan. I had the entry way in our first house gated off so he only had his kennel and the hallway to hang out in. That's how we started.
02-07-2014 10:30 AM
Lark I am so jealous of everyone who can leave their dog uncrated, and I hope to be able to do the same someday. Mine is crated from about 8am-4pm. Sometimes we can run home for lunch to let him out for 45 min. I am planning to start bike riding in the morning before I leave to help tire him. Right now he just runs around the back yard for a bit while I get ready for work.

My plan is to try to block off a room in the house and try leaving him uncrated in that room. He is still not ready to have free access, although he has gotten better (or I just have everything he could get into put away). I feel such guilt that he is crated, so I really hope eventually he will have free reign.

I also liked David Winners comment in another thread about having an outdoor dog kennel because I think my dog would love to be outside on nice spring days. He is too much of a barker currently, but maybe someday. He does seem to prefer inside when it is hot or cold, so outdoors would only work fall and spring for him.
02-07-2014 10:14 AM
gaia_bear I'm in a similar situtation, I'm out of the house about 9.5 hrs a day. I used to get up at 7 for work, I'm now up at 5 run the dogs, throw in some obedience, let them cool down, eat then I get ready. I have about the same routine after work, it was a big adjustment but they were going crazy.
02-07-2014 09:52 AM
katro Ralphie isn't crated so he has access to all his toys during the day, but on the occasional days that I work from home, he sleeps all day anyway. He's usually not active until the late afternoon. Sometimes I leave him with a stuffed Kong, but I don't think he messes with it much until later in the day. He's usually on the couch sleeping when I leave for work anyway. I tire him out when I get home then we play an intense game of fetch, work on training, long walks (weather permitting) etc. When it's warmer I take him for a quick walk in the morning, too, but since it's been so cold he has no interest in that lol.

I don't know if them sleeping all day is because they're insanely bored or if they do it because that's the schedule they're used to. I believe, on average, dogs usually sleep about 13 hours a day anyway. If Ralphie wanted to play and be active in the morning, he could be. He is definitely more excited and willing to be active when it's warmer outside.
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