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Old Feb 24, 2014, 08:11 AM
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Not doing it as much. Told my dad over the phone and said "you know, since she is making holes, I just fill them with her turds and cover it with dirt. Saves me time. He laughed and said i did not tell my wife that.

She still likes to walk off with paper towel and tear it to pieces. as least she is not bugging me when im on my pc doing pc related work. As for toys she has many but they are static. Anyone ever buy a interactive toy that really entertains there puppies?

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It sounds like you need to puppy proof your house. Paper towels shouldn't be in the reach of her. Basically anything you don't want ripped up, put up. My 10 yr old sheltie still will rip up tissues if she can reach them. My 13 month ate all my dress shoes... so needless to say, if you don't puppy proof, they will show you what needs put up.

I do have an interactive toy my dogs love. I actually just recently bought it. http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo is the one I have. They have to flip the doors open with their nose. I first started out with one treat and I would flip the door, then one treat and let them flip it then I added more. I actually fed my two out of it for dinner this whole past week and they both loved it. You can make it easy or hard by it spinning too.
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 02:24 AM
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Default She still makes a hole and wife #$$% about it..its raining do I carE?

Sorry, if she is having fun in our 10x10 back yard then let her. I cannot watch her the entire time. Thanks for CHEWSS!!! ugg, at least she is busy gnawing on one, rather then playing in the back yard.

BTW, I thinking of making a large pan that has water in it and allows the mud to come off the paws if she steps in it before coming inside. Other idea, weld up a 2-3 inch tray with a flat, open mesh opening bolted to the top and motion detectors that spray a 1/2 inch stream of water under the holes to force the mudd off, before she comes in. Wonder if there would be a market for something like what I could build.

I seen something similar to the exit from a construction site where water jets were running stripping mud and dirt off the tracks of tires before the dump trucks enter the road.
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 08:34 AM
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It takes all of a few minutes to wipe off the dog's feet, time for a little contact and some affection. It seems you keep wanting to invent stuff to keep the dog occupied or decrease how much you have to do for it. Not sure why you have a dog at all. Honestly I feel sorry for your pup. There seems to be some resentment towards your wife that is related to the dog as well - I hope you guys can work it out, so this puppy isn't neglected because of it .
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It takes all of a few minutes to wipe off the dog's feet, time for a little contact and some affection. It seems you keep wanting to invent stuff to keep the dog occupied or decrease how much you have to do for it. Not sure why you have a dog at all. Honestly I feel sorry for your pup. There seems to be some resentment towards your wife that is related to the dog as well - I hope you guys can work it out, so this puppy isn't neglected because of it .
I totally agree with you.

Baby wipes can come in handy to wipe off little paws, as can a wet towel. If they're feet are horribly muddy, simply filling the bathtub a few inches can be all it takes. It's really not hard.

Also, another thought. You have provided her with chews and a yard to play in, but what about play time? Nothing makes a puppy happier than having someone play with them. If you spend quality time with her (showing her love and affection the entire time, not resentment) then she'll be a much happier puppy and won't have to resort to digging out of loneliness and boredom.
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BTW, I thinking of making a large pan that has water in it and allows the mud to come off the paws if she steps in it before coming inside. Other idea, weld up a 2-3 inch tray with a flat, open mesh opening bolted to the top and motion detectors that spray a 1/2 inch stream of water under the holes to force the mudd off, before she comes in. Wonder if there would be a market for something like what I could build.
Sopping wet tracks through the house are NOT what you are going to want. You will just punish your dog for that too!

Dip each paw in a shallow bucket of water (NOT BURNING HOT OR FREEZING COLD!) and rub for a second with a towel (NOT USING AN AIR COMPRESSOR OR OTHER TORTURE DEVICE).

Please treat your dog (and your wife) with respect and kindness and not as if they are put on the Earth as a pain to you! Whether your posts are real or ficton, they are NOT amusing. Animal abuse, neglect, and resentment are NOT funny and you really should not post such things in public.

Sorry everyone else -- I won't be PC to someone who says they pressure wash the dog's feet -- it's just NOT OK.
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