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Old 03-02-2007, 11:28 PM   #11
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Oh gee, thanks. You're REAL encouraging!
Oh doggies...it's a good thing they're so stinkin' cute!

I happen to be very suspicious of mine at the moment. I have a feeling there's a surprise somewhere in the apartment because pup is currently engaging in his "guilty" behavior...meaning he's cuddling up behind me in the comfy chair and getting all snuggly like an

Yes, the cuteness of this puppy has my neighbors forgiving him easily right now.

And I suggest that you allow your nose to lead you...

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Old 03-03-2007, 08:59 AM   #12
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I have a chow and nothing worked until we dug a trench at the base of the fence, dropped in concrete blocks on end and the filled in the trench.
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:28 AM   #13
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I have a chow and nothing worked until we dug a trench at the base of the fence, dropped in concrete blocks on end and the filled in the trench.
That would have been my suggestion, or using patio tiles or "Stepping Stones" type things as edging - probably wouldn't have to bury them.......
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Originally Posted by miccisue
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I have a chow and nothing worked until we dug a trench at the base of the fence, dropped in concrete blocks on end and the filled in the trench.
That would have been my suggestion, or using patio tiles or "Stepping Stones" type things as edging - probably wouldn't have to bury them.......
Yep these were all my thoughts about it as well.
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Old 03-03-2007, 04:12 PM   #15
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Well, this morning I put the dogs out nice and early and went back to sleep. When I woke up an hour and a half later, I could see him sticking his head under the fence...just about through that hole again.

I got on up and filled his latest hole with his dog doo. I watched him later, and he was funny. He went over to it, sniffed at it, walked away, walked back, looked at it, and walked away. This has happened a couple of times today.

A brief respite...how nice...
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:09 PM   #16
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Sorry if I missed it but what breed of dog has your daughter got?

Some dogs, such as beagles and spaniels, are scent driven and so pay alot of attention to the niffs neighbouring dogs give off.

Whatever the breed of dog though, he needs excercise - it needn't be too long and taxing for you but a walk around the block or to the park will fill his mind with other sights, sounds and smells.

It's also maybe a good time to introduce some loose leash training and a bit of basic obedience, such as 'sit' and 'stay'; nothing heavy - make it fun for him!

All the best, anyway, with your little Digger.


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Old 03-03-2007, 07:02 PM   #17
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Hi Limey.

Thanks for the feedback.

Pele is a lab-heeler mix. I realize that we should probably take him out for walks. We've just had such a crazy schedule lately, but that would actually be a good thing for both the puppy and my daughter, who could use an easy-paced walk each day to work her knee.

I've already been teaching him some basic commands. He caught on to sit very quickly. I'm working on "stay" and a couple of others. Today I noticed that he is now responding to his name. That's definitely progress given the fact that he was used to a different name (he's adopted from our local animal shelter).

So...one step at a time.

Thanks for all of the suggestions and encouragement. This is just like having a baby again. Gotta re-train myself as well as the little guy.
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:34 PM   #18
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if you have a good neighbor
the chicken wire is best
you can get cheap tent spikes to hold it down until your grass grows in

If your neighbors are cool, you should overlap under the fence by about a foot
2 - 3 feet into your yard is pleanty
its cheap and it will work for ages
your dog gets its claws caught in the wire 2-3 times and learns but good

we had an English Springer Spaniel, she DUG horribly, my Neigbor did the cinder blocks and lumber along the fence, never worked well enough
but the wire did wonders

the grass gew through it in about a month, and after 9 years it was still somewhat in eveidence (when I dug to plant flowers, I found pieces of rusted out wire) but she would try to dig with me, and STOP as soon as she hit the wire, and would NOT try again

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Thanks, ecb. I will definitely remember this if the dog doo doesn't "do" the job.
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Must absolutely have enough exercise and physical and mental stimulation. Neutering may help. I'm not real fond of these but have you considered an electric fence? Good luck.
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