Invalid owner + adolescent Malinois =

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  1. stafinois

    stafinois Professional Nerd

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    So, I've gone and screwed up my knee badly. Suspect that it will require surgery. This plus adolescent Malinois is bad news. I need some awesome ideas to keep Stan occupied in the coming months. I might have to figure out how to get him to be more helpful around the house.
     
  2. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Nosework games? work to eat toys? a treadmill off CL? a makeshift spring pole? paying a neighbor to walk him? beating him with a stick?
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    all of the above?

    Build a snow wall/obstacle course around your home.. put the dogs on the other side and let them figure it out lol
     
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    Sympathy for you! I'm still trying to get my knee back :(
     
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    Maybe a chazzer in the area might be able to help you out and take him out with their dog if there is some local members and you are comfortable with that.

    Otherwise I like all of AdrienneIsabel's ideas.
     
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    That's bad bad news. :( Plenty of toys and probably hide and seek games will ward off cabin fever.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Nosework was my first thought but then again, I've done two nosework sessions today soo.....
     
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    Maybe teach him things like picking up the remote/phone, throwing garbage away and bringing you certain items. Turning lights off is another good one. You might also be able to do stationary exercises with him, proofing them more etc.

    The work to eat toys and puzzles are nice too! I actually have a couple puzzles that I don't use anymore, if you're interested in them, let me know and I'll ship them to you!
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Y'all actually have puzzles that take your dog some time? I still haven't found a Mia-proof one.
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Laser pointer? Releasing feeder mice in the bathroom?
     
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    The reason I'm getting rid of mine is due to LoLa figuring them out in under 30 seconds.
     
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    I use the pyramid and wobblers. The tornado does okay but empties pretty quickly. Otherwise they are really just too easy.

    Sometimes something as simple as pouring breakfast in a box inside of a box inside of a box is a great time killer for dogs.
     
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    Yes, my dogs learned to just pick the whole things up and drop them.

    This x1000. Put some food in a box, wrap in in duct tape or packing tape, then that inside another box, repeat until you run out of boxes.
     
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    I made the mistake of loading the food into one where Bimmer could see me doing it when he was a pup. After that he'd just look for the load slot and unscrew the plug :doh:
     
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    This makes me think of The Emperor's New Groove! :rofl1:
     
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    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    I'll send Nyx. She'll wear him out nicely.
     
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    It takes some time but I'll buy yoshi those rope toys and then I'll untie them and loosen it up enough to shove kibble into the knots and rope part

    The only thing is you do need someone to help to get it back tight.
     
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    I'm so sorry about your knee. Hopefully, someone can help you out with walks and such. You've been given some great ideas. I can't really add a thing. But I sure do like the idea of teaching him to bring you things. Good luck with the recovery.
     

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