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Old 06-25-2013, 10:42 AM
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Default Can you leave your dog out loose while you are gone?

Just thought this would be an interesting tally.

Summer: yes

Mia: no.

I've lost hope that Mia will ever be able to be out without supervision.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:45 AM
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Murphy: Yes
Mu: Yes (but we don't)
Tipper: No. Last time she got a bunch of stuff off the coffee table and stashed it in a dog bed. She only does that like every 6th time we leave her out but we don't pick the house up well enough to risk it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:46 AM
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Rosey was left out from day 1. We are a crate-free house, so any other dog will be as well. We're just smart about it. Not that we can have anything nice anyway, because ferrets break all the things
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:47 AM
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Yep. We shut all the doors to bedrooms, but she has full run of the house.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:54 AM
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yeah, Boo is about as perfect a house dog as you can get when she's by herself or it's just the family around. We tried to crate her when we first brought her home. She adamantly put up such a fight about going into the crate (and we didn't want to manhandle her into it) that we left her out and babygated to the kitchen. After about a week, she graduated to free roam, but was taught not to come upstairs (without barriers). Now she's learned that once my dad leaves for work, my mom doesn't care if she comes up the stairs, so she greets us in the upstairs hallway nearly every morning now
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:55 AM
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I'm assuming you mean loose in the house, not the yard. No problems leaving Caleb loose in the house. The worst he does is empty one of his toy bins or car or carry dirty socks or my slippers around.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:58 AM
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Maisy and Pip: Yes
Squash: If I actually leave the property, no. If I'm working in the yard or something he's ok but I would never LEAVE leave him at this stage.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:59 AM
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I don't think you can be smart about leaving Mia loose. Even if everything is picked up she will find something to do. My puppy proof room ended up with a large hole in the carpet. I have a lot of evidence that Mia doesn't just sleep while I'm gone. She's always into something and I usually come home to her beds having been rearranged and toys are everywhere or something....

I don't crate though. I use a large pen for her (miraculously does not climb it)
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:02 AM
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You just kind of never know what Squash is going to get up to.

Also, part of it is for the benefit of the cats. He is not aggressive towards them but he is obnoxious towards them and although they have the whole upper floor gated off for their personal use I don't care to leave them without a referee.
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Sloan: Yes, she is left daily.

Backup: Yes but he's contained to the guest room so we can put two doors between him and Arnold. If Arnold isn't home we leave Backup loose.

Arnold: On a tie down, Yes. If he is crated he panics and hurts himself destroying it, if he is totally free he panics and knocks over or empties out things. If he's on a tie down he's secure.

Shamoo: No, her version of SA is very odd and subtle but destructive none the less. She will find a barrier and lick and flea bite it to relieve stress. She will destroy doors, scratch glass, and even damage floors with the moisture of her drool.
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