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Old 02-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I used to have a strict rule of no dogs roughhousing in the house,but I've found that it can be more convenient sometimes to let them get out the excess energy. So do you let your dogs play in the house or not?
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As long as they do not run around the house like crazy or go on furniture (that's for laying, not playing) and stop when I ask, then yes. I do allow it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes. They don't have a yard, so it would be crazy for me to think that they shouldn't. I have made it so that there is quite a bit of open room for them to play. They have never broke anything.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I do allow it, but I have been questioning myself lately because Ruki is pretty rambunctious in the house. I wonder if it is making it harder for me to teach him to settle in the house, or if that will come with age (he is 9.5 mths).
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I don't allow wrestling but we will play with their plush toys and the puzzle toys in the house with them. The toys don't come out unless we are playing WITH them though.
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Yes kind if hard for us not to play in the house with 3 small kids full of energy as long as nobody gets hurt and nothing broken were all good here but when we have company no playing she needs to be calm and relaxed..
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They can play as long as its nice, no ruff stuff and definately no running.
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Only in the basement (rec room) do I allow play, in the rest of the house the dog(s) have to be calm and relaxed, there is too much stuff to wreck accidentally
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I cant imagine not letting her play in the house, shes learned over time to watch her huge tail when it wags now that can clear a table off quickly! but as she grows up shes still a bundle of energy at almost 1 year but she knows when she gets too rough n slows it down.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The house is for rest and quiet time - I will do OB (food only, no toy), never allow any sort of play in the house (human/dog, dog/dog).

The only time my son plays with the dogs is when I give him a tug and I sit and watch them play or we go to the park and they help him dig holes in the sand or go down the slide after him. Even outside, if he is running around playing they are to watch his space (no pushing), they are not allowed to touch him (with any body parts) and if I tell them to lay down, they must and ignore him.

Inside, they must ignore him. Doesn't matter what he is playing with, he can pet them or sit beside them, but he is told as well to leave them alone.

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