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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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This is what i walked into when i got home from work...



I'm getting so frustrated..
That was my bed. (I moved in recently and don't have a mattress.)

Oh, and I know there is a crate, but he's broken off the welds and bent it so he can get out. Its more of a injury hazard for Gus than it is a container..
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Yeah, he could chew his way out of a steel room..don't think a crate is much help. He's a natural Houdini.
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OOF. Would he chew through a plastic one? This has worked for dogs in rescue:


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Sorry, other than finding a better way to confine him I have no suggestions. I myself used the plastic crate shown above for several dogs and it did a very good job of containing them.

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Eek... I have a houdini too. The plastic crates + zip ties are the only thing that kept him in.
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Wow. That looks like a frenzy. I don't have any words of wisdom. What if you tired him out before leaving and gave him something to chew on? Of course, in a new crate.

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This is a great idea. There are a lot of toys out there that you can put treats in that will take a few hours to get them all out. Also, my dog was a crazy destructive beast as well until I figured out that she needs an extraordinary amount of exercise. Before I leave for work she has to have at least 1 walk, an hour of training (more to tire her out mentally but it also benefits me) and a good hour of fetch. Now I am also a 2nd shifter w/ no life so its easier for me.


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Wow. That looks like a frenzy. I don't have any words of wisdom. What if you tired him out before leaving and gave him something to chew on? Of course, in a new crate.
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Have you consulted a behavior specialist? Could it be separation anxiety? That requires more than tiring him out.
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Eek... I have a houdini too. The plastic crates + zip ties are the only thing that kept him in.
I zip tied that whole crate down..he ate them off.
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