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View Poll Results: Do You Let Your Dogs Play In The House?
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Only In Certain Parts Of The House 23 19.17%
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:57 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Not me. They get going way to rough and fast, so I stop it and let them outside or in the basement. One is only 5 mo. Old so it gets pretty intense fast.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:03 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I also use knuckle bones to keep them busy. When the marrow is gone, I stuff them with peanut butter and treats to keep each one busy for awhile. Settles them down and gives everyone something to do.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:32 AM   #33 (permalink)
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we only have 1 dog. both of us play with him
inside.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:33 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Since they have a pretty large yard to play in I don't let them wrestle in the house.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:37 AM   #35 (permalink)
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So they don't have any toys out when your not around? I can't even imagine that...we have 3 toy boxes with nylabones, plush toys, rope toys, etc that they can access any time.
For one, my husband works from home and is often on conference calls so squeaking in the background would be slightly unprofessional. Secondly I have one toy hoarder so if I were not right there to supervise, Rosa would have a pile of toys and Niko would have none. Thirdly, when we are not home, my dogs stay in their crates. Before you think poorly of me, I should add that I am not employed, so both my husband and I are home 24/7 and the dogs are left alone at home for an average of four hours PER MONTH.

Lastly, if I do leave all the toys out all the time, they become boring and neither of the dogs want to play with them. When I control access to the toys, all of a sudden they become a lot more interesting when I do bring them out.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:24 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Lastly, if I do leave all the toys out all the time, they become boring and neither of the dogs want to play with them. When I control access to the toys, all of a sudden they become a lot more interesting when I do bring them out.
Exactly how it is at my home. I have outside toys and inside toys. They get toys when we're home. Outside, they'll even play tug together.

I have a large tool bag that I keep all the toys in. Every time I pull one out it's Christmas!
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:31 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I wish I had enough outside space to not allow them to play inside, but my yard is tiny. Fortunately they don't spend all their time indoors chasing each other all over the house, but we do have some periods of zoominess. Running circles around the dining room table is a favorite activity, but so is napping.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #38 (permalink)
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We have a play room/ family room that has a box of his toys in it and we play with him there, mostly just tug/ plush and chew toys that don't cause too much of a ruckus. If the weather is bad for some reason, we'll go upstairs to a really big empty room we have and toss a ball around, but other wise, upstairs is for relaxing. If he's in the kitchen or other rooms, he's expected to lay on the mat or his place and chill (though at 5 months, we're still working on reminding him of that at times). We have inside (plush, chews) and outside toys (balls, frisbee). We control the outside time and outside toys, but leave the inside ones out for him right now since he's teething and having those to chew on save our couch. Once he's through teething, we'll most likely be more strict with picking up his toys.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:58 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I have to say "yes" because my dogs are not crated and I work 9 hours a day, so I'm sure there is some playing. When I'm home, I coral them into the basement (more room and carpeted) or shoo them out the back door.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #40 (permalink)
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When Havs was an only dog, he loved for us to chase in a circle through the kitchen, living room and hallway. I was so happy when we got Temps and they chase each other.
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