Time Out...Please

@simone10 (21657)
Louisville, Kentucky
October 3, 2015 7:57am CST
Daisy (my 3 month old dachshund puppy) is evidently having a bad day. Most days she will play quietly by herself while I am on the computer. Not today. She played with Bella (7 yr old dachshund) for a while until Bella got tired and climbed under her blanket to sleep. I guess Daisy was bored as she has tried to chew on wood on the wall three times, tried to chew on the dishwasher, tried to chew on the cabinet, climbed on the bottom shelf (three times) of a shelf unit and knocked stuff over, tried to chew on the dining room chair which is metal, tried to chew the fridge and finally climbed under the recliner/rocker five times to chew whatever is under the chair. Each time I scolded her and gave her a toy to play with. Normally this will work but not today. She just went on to the next thing to chew. I'm sure she is teething. So, she is in time out right now. We have a playpen type thing that my brother built that we can put her in when needed. It is huge and she has her bed, toys and pee pads there if needed. I keep her OUT of the playpen 99% of the time as she is usually good and I can't stand to see her sweet little face looking at me so sadly. But there are times like today when she goes and has to have a little time out for about 30 minutes. By then she is usually calm and will climb in my lap to take a nap. I don't which I would rather have. A baby who cries all the time while teething or a puppy who tries to chew everything in the house.
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@ria1606roy (2684)
• Kolkata, India
3 Oct 15
To answer your doubt, neither of them are better. Hopefully she is calm and comfortable now. Puppies can be restless, they aren't tired out like the older ones.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
Normally all she wants to do is play which I can understand because puppies do have a lot of energy. It's the chewing on things that drive me crazy.
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• Kolkata, India
9 Oct 15
@simone10 it definitely reminds me of babies who put anything and everything in their mouth, except food that is
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
14 Oct 15
@ria1606roy This is very true. I have to pick up even the tiniest bit of fuzz on the floor because she will find it and in her mouth it goes.
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@LadyDuck (156721)
• Switzerland
3 Oct 15
Poor Daisy, I believe she is not teething, she is already three months old. I wonder why she is chewing everything. Do not look at her sad face, take a break and rest for a moment.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
I think puppies teeth until they lose their baby teeth. She still has hers and believe me, they are just like razors. Teeny, tiny razors
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@maggs224 (1711)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Oct 15
That playpen that your brother made sounds ideal. I wish we had one when our Bosun was three months old, in fact I could still do with one right now as he is still biting and chewing on things if you don't watch him closely. The trouble is they are so cute especially when they are small dogs like ours. My kids were a lot less trouble than the pups I've had lol...
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
I couldn't agree with you more. I don't ever remember my kids being into everything like Daisy is. But, when she looks at me with that sweet face, I just melt.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
3 Oct 15
Small creatures, be they human or otherwise require lots of patience.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
You can say that again. It's funny to think that a tiny dog that only weights 5 pounds can almost break you. She has gotten a little better since I post this but like us, she has good days and not so good days.
@Tampa_girl7 (25679)
• United States
3 Oct 15
They are both a lot of work
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
I agree that they are both a lot of work. I think the problem is me and that I was so much younger when I had my kids than I am now
@jaboUK (53917)
• United Kingdom
3 Oct 15
It's not easy having a puppy is it? lol. The good thing is that she will grow out of it.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
As much as I hate to see her grow up so fast, I am praying that it happens soon .
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@maggs224 (1711)
• Alicante, Spain
8 Oct 15
@simone10 Our Bosun will be a year old in November and he still chews anything he can get his mouth on. So it doesn't happen that soon lol... Still in November when he is a year old he will be fixed and they say that quietens them down a lot. At the moment he still has more energy that a barrel of monkeys
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Oct 15
@maggs224 Oh no, don't tell me that . I guess all I can do is pray that she gets through this really fast. Daisy will be fixed after the first of the year so maybe that will help her as well. We can only hope, right?
@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
3 Oct 15
That's what some of the younger ones do. Once in a while our three year old Terrier Mix Penny will chew on the end of a box or even the paper that I'm trying to read.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
I wish Daisy would chew on a box but I would be afraid she would swallow it because like a baby, right now everything goes into her mouth.
@jstory07 (66928)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Oct 15
The puppy is better because it will be an adult dog in a year and over teething. Where you have to take care of a bay for 18 years.
@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
This is very true. I don't know when puppies get their permanent teeth but I hope it starts happening soon. I'm sure she will calm down somewhat when this happens.
@rebelann (41141)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Oct 15
Poor Daisy, she needs a playmate about her own age, she's going to get more rumbumkis as she gets get older then by 2 she'll probably calm down. Too bad you can't rent a buddy for her.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
Most of the time Bella can keep up with her. We actually got Daisy for Bella (well, we wanted a puppy too ) because she was becoming so needy and missed Cricket who we had to have put to sleep in March.
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@rebelann (41141)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Oct 15
Yes, I remember your post about Bella @simone10 it's so hard when we have to do that. I had to put Mykey down in July and for some reason Ally doesn't seem to mind that he's gone.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Oct 15
@rebelann I do remember and I was so sad because I had read so much about Mykey.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
7 Oct 15
Never had a puppy so I wouldn't know what it's like to have a teething puppy. But a teething baby keeps you awake at night that's for sure.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
Yes, a teething baby will keep you up all night. At least a puppy doesn't cry but they can destroy your home if you let them
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 15
@simone10 Oh okay that's something a teething baby wouldn't do. I think.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Oct 15
@cahaya1983 Lol...hopefully a baby wouldn't destroy a house but you never know
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• United States
23 Oct 15
That sounds like Ciara when she was a puppy. She would chew on everything, including the dry wall my husband had stored away and yep, she went into time out when she did that.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Oct 15
That sounds like something Daisy would do. How long did it take Ciara to stop? I am hoping that once she gets her adult teeth she will be a little better.
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• United States
30 Oct 15
@simone10 Yeah, I think once she got her adult teeth, in about a year, she stopped.
@dodo19 (32869)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 Oct 15
Puppies can be a lot of work, as they are young, have a lot of energy and such.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
They do have a lot of energy and my other dog Bella is good about playing with Daisy to help with that.
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@fawkes62 (1294)
• United States
4 Oct 15
My kitten is chewing and biting a lot too, also teething I think. He really likes to chew boxes, so I try to leave any I'm going to recycle out for a day or two for him to chew on. Do you have toys that are hard for her to chew on, like a Nylabone? That might help prevent her chewing on the chair legs.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
We have all kinds of toys for her and sometimes I can distract her with a toy but most of the time, she only stops for a few minutes then is back to chewing again.
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@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
4 Oct 15
I think babies and puppies are so similar. I'm not interested in having another baby at my age or another puppy. But I do love my grand-dogs. Good luck with that and I like the sound of your timeout space.
@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
Well, Daisy will be my last puppy. The only reason we got a puppy is because Bella is not always dog friendly with adult dogs but she loves puppies.
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@sharon6345 (125266)
• United States
4 Oct 15
I would leave her in it longer. Those are dangerous things to eat.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
I never leave her alone unattended in our apartment which means I am up and down a lot during the day.
• United States
4 Oct 15
aw the joys 'f teethin' - not! i dunno which i'd rather 've either. i feel fer 'em both. yepperz, that playpen's a grand idea. ne'er had such with these pups 'n it prolly would'a come in handy.
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
I do feel sorry for Daisy as I know it has to be painful and they don't cry like babies do. The playpen has been heaven at times. It is huge and she can have room to play, eat and potty but she isn't in there too much anymore. Only when she eats or needs a time out.
@BelleStarr (38216)
• United States
4 Oct 15
Lol I think I might prefer the crying baby
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
I think I would too at times. I have had puppies before but never one who chews this much.
@GreatMartin (4540)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
4 Oct 15
I'll take a teething puppy any day!
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
Are you sure? At least babies don't destroy everything you have like puppies can.
@wetnosedogs (1557)
• United States
3 Oct 15
That playpen is a great idea for time-outs
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@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
It really has worked out great. When I first got Daisy, I would put her in there when I did things around the house, so she would get into anything that could hurt her. Now, she rarely goes in there unless she needs a time out.
@lady1993 (17415)
• Philippines
21 Oct 15
baby is definitely better since it can do less damage even though i give my Labrador tons of toys, he still prefers to chew on stone and wood