bad dogs

@patabu74 (167)
United States
January 29, 2007 6:45pm CST
Every day i come home to my house and my dogs always find out someway to ruin somthing, whether it is chewing somthing up, peeing on the floor, basically all kinds of things on that line. What can i do about this and how fast can I anyone have any tips?
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Crate the animals when you are not home. It is NOT punishment. My dogs were crated until they were 4 (and they finally chilled out) I still have their crates, as they often nap there. It's their special place, their den. If you think it's cruel, it really isn't. And it keeps them safe, because while they are destroying your house, the COULD swallow something dangerous when you are not homeand get severly injured. Crated, they are safe from trouble.
@debny711 (264)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Alot of people use crates. I have a dog now for 12 years. I got him when he was 6 months old. I lucked out though, he was housebroken and never chewed anything but his toys. Till this day had never had an accident in the house. He is the best dog I ever had. Good luck.
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@patabu74 (167)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Thanks i might try using that idea of the crate or some kind of cage.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Dog Cage - Dog inside a an indoor dog cage
You can do what I did. Get a big indoor cage, for when you are gone. Put their toys in there and food and water. When you are away they will be safe and won't destroy anything. Teach them to sleep there at night too. Some dogs like the kind that completely covers them up and some dogs like the open ones. They make them huge so if you have several dogs you can a cage big enough for all of them or put them in different cages. It is good for you and them.
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@patabu74 (167)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Yes that is what i was thinking thank you for putting in your word. I will surely look into that.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
My dog sounds like yours. She eats everything and anything. I wound up putting her outside and now she is destroying everything thing out there. I'm here all day with her, but I think she's a billygoat and not a dog.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
30 Jan 07
before I got my Lab last October, I went and researched about how big resposibility it is to take care of him. And that includes potty training a dog. The best advise I ever got was to get a CRATE for him. Its the perfect place for him to learn how to control their peeing thing and pooing. All dogs are den animals so no dog wants to spoil their sleeping quarters either. You can slowly adjust him to crating a few hours here and there. Teach him to sleep in his crate. Leave him in his crate when you are out. Always leave him his toys there so he wont get lonely. Dont worry a crate is like a crib. they will get used to it. It did me wonders for my dog. At four months, he still have a few accidents but he learned to hold his pee until I am home especially now that he is off the crating schedule. I dont crate him anymore inside the house but he is still on a leash since a puppy can be hyperactive at times. The only other thing that can save you too from all the mess is to keep training him about what is good or bad. Let him know which things are for chewing and which stuffs are not for him to play with. Always keep a close eye on him with regards to that. When he starts chewing on slippers or socks, take it away and say NO and then give him his Toy. That would let him know that slippers are not toys. My pup have let go of slippers in no time!:) Plus be patient! I went through all those times like you have. It was a test of patience for me especially when I have only finished cleaning everything and stuff and he does it again. :)
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
16 Feb 07
It sounds like you need to train your dog to not do all that bad things he is doing. See if you can get a professional help with that, like a dog trainer or something like that.