Guilty Party, According to the Hubby
May 18, 2019 9:58pm CST
Meet Duke, he's my adopted German Shepard who is 3 years old and the one responsible for pulling the faucet up from outside last week. He has also been blamed for chewing the wires on my husband's utility trailer which had just been rewired. Needless to say, the hubby isn't too happy with Duke right now. However, I told the hubby that Duke is not the only one responsible for the faucet incident. Hubby left the garden hose stretched out where Duke could reach it. Duke destroyed a hose last year so this was a no-no leaving it out. He is just as much responsible for the facet catastrophe as the dog in my opinion. Now the trailer incident is up in the air. He may have done it and he may not have done it. We had two puppies from a stray dog we took in that was in the chewing stage when the incident happened. The trailer was also parked where Duke could get to it. Duke is much larger and can't get under the trailer as easy as the smaller dogs, but I'm sure he could if he wanted to. I'm just not convinced my dog is guilty of the trailer incident. What do you say? Is Duke guilty or is there reasonable doubt that he did not chew the wires on the trailer? He has never been a chewer in the past. Photo Credit: My Own
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• United States
He is a very sensitive dog. I suppose that is from his early start in life. He doesn't trust many people and usually cowers at first around new people. I remember when we left him the first time with my daughter for vacation. He got along fine with her but fell in love with her roommate. The roommate wanted him. When we went to pick him up he was all content to stay by her side and it took a little coaxing to get him to run to me. He gets very frightened with bad weather and unusal noises. I just don't see him being naughty. He has lots of toys to play with.
Luna has been guilty of several such things. I have told her I´d send her to jail, but she doesn´t care. I have tried to place the faucets where she will not reach them, but she knows all. She chews, she digs, she munches with her too big teeth. I agree with your husband. They should learn manners.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
Love that look on Duke's face. Unless he can be proven guilty who knows. I know someone who had her dogs chewing on things they should not be chewing on and she had those wires splashed with lemon juice and there was not more chewing because of the sour and bitter taste. This might also give you some suggestions to keep peace in the home.