Maverick has DESTROYED the kitchen

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  1. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    Ok, left Maverick alone with Hannah for 15 minutes (BIG MISTAKE) in the kitchen. I come back to my husband's FAVORITE $20 map book torn to shreds in the kitchen, the paper towels knocked off the counter and unrolled all over the floor, not to mention to four messes that he had made on the floor as well. Well I was angry (more at myself for leaving him alone) but he can usually be left for a short time without causing problems. So I stepped over the baby gate and turn to see him calmly CHEWING the wood trim! I forgot to mention the seven chew toys that were surrounding him and weren't more than three inches from him! Gotta love those puppies! And my angel Hannah...where was she all this time? She was sitting right next to him giving me this "MOM, Look what Maverick's doing" look. These puppies are never boring I'll tell you that!
     
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    Richie12345 Active Member

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    Tell me about it, my dog chewed up the TV power cord (luckily it was disconnected... yeah... luckily :rolleyes:, lol, jk) he always seems to be interested in the things he's not suppose to chew... and in the backyard he always tries to eat woodchips and rocks, I constantly have to chase him and stick my hand down there (he gets the big pieces). It's so hard to be mad at him tho, because he gives me this look that is so hard to not laugh at... curse his cuteness :D Anyways, I'll try my best not to hi-jack the thread, lol, good luck with maverick
     
  3. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    hijack away. Maverick will get sticks and stuff too and then run away when I try to go and get him. He LOVES to make us chase him! He hasn't discovered the fun of chewing on powercords...yet. Although he has eaten through my mop head already. It was hanging up on the stairway going to the basement and he somehow managed to get to it and chew it up really good. Hannah LOVES rocks. She'll bring a rock in anytime you take her outside, you have to make sure to empty out her mouth everytime she comes in. Maverick won't give us a sad pitiful look (unless we have food and he wants some). Usually if he knows he's done something bad he'll run and hide and he'll yelp as he's running. It's really wierd we've never hit him, but maybe the people that gave him to the shelter did. He just acts like you're gonna smack him if you say "no". It's sad but hopefully he'll get over it.
     
  4. BigDog2191

    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    You should see Rocky I came on here to check my email and Rocky in that .1324 second was chewing a bone-- so I'm sitting here checking my email and I turn around.

    Normally, I close the hall door so I can keep an eye on him but that day, lol, I guess I just got a little lazy.

    So anyway, I turn around and he's not there! So I make one of these faces: :eek:

    And I run out to the hall to see Rocky PULLING on the telephone string. He ripped it.

    I was really frustrated-- but I just replaced it. I always close the door now :D.
     
  5. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    I made the unwise decision once to let Dakota sleep out of his crate when he was about 6 months old... In that night, he managed to SILENTLY eat a PS2, a ps2 controller, part of my computer, my microphone, a USB cord for my digital camera, and his doggie bed...

    He also one day managed to, in I swear, 5 seconds, completely shred some very expensive blueprints of our house.

    Puppies. :rolleyes:
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear what happened. I have a feeling we all have stories like this. My lab, Brandy, ate my drapes, the blinds, woodwork, etc. CJ ate the wood molding and the reclining chair. Max ate the window molding and the kitchen countertops. Kona so far chews the wood molding and door.

    I think their mission in life is to have us remodel the things they think don't look good or are too old.
     
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    I've been lucky I guess...
     
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    Brady chewed the knobs off the grill when he was a pup, he chewed the opening to HIS own igloo dog house, he chewed the wood trim around the outside back door, he chewed the gutter drains at the bottom of both in the backyard...

    I thought I was going to go crazy at the time.
     
  9. Becca_

    Becca_ chowchow

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    This morning I got up, went to the bathroom, went into the kitchen to let the dogs out. They was chasing each other with what I assumed was a ball. I opened the door, Gracie dropped what I thought was the ball, she picks it up and out the door they run. As she was going out the door she dropped it one more time, it was a pepper! She had taken it off the countertop. She picks it up quickly and out the door she goes. I went back and told my husband they are playing with a pepper! He said "they'll figure it out".
     
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    I left Sawyer home for one hour one time and came back to find: two Tupperware cookie containers chewed on and a dozen chocolate chip cookies eaten. He left the oatmeal ones alone, but crumbled them over a chair and the big couch, dragged out the bread box and ate the bread, ate a bag of bagels that was supposed to be my breakfasts for that week, clawed the living hell out of the front door, knocked over every single plant he could find, chewed up a set of blinds and left his Greenie and peanut butter Kong untouched.

    He'd been left home before for longer without a problem. I don't know what happened, but he's not been left alone since. I had a crate, but he knows how to break out of it. (This was before I started taking him to work with me and working on "kennel up" there. He's so much better about being crated now)
     
  11. Gempress

    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    In the six months we've had him, Zeus has chewed:

    1 pair of dress shoes
    2 pairs of flip-flop sandals
    1 pair of regular sandals
    1 soft foam ice chest
    1 video game controller cable
    1 video game headset
    1 pair of work boots
    1 rosebush (in pot, ready for planting)
    9 rolls of toilet paper
    1 box of kleenex
    1 hairbrush
    1 model car
    1 Chinese embroidered bamboo scroll
    1 dog leash

    We kept wondering whether it was lack of exercise, boredom, seperation anxiety, etc. Finally, we realized that he just likes to chew. The best solution is to provide a lot of different toys with different chewing "textures". Since then, we've had absolutely no problems.
     
  12. Martine

    Martine Trained by an Airedale

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    Sounds like Maverick was having a whale of a time!! Misha chewed a big hole in the plaster on the wall the other night.....you never can guess just what they'll go for next!
     
  13. qwkslvr

    qwkslvr Vizsla Mom

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    Wow, I guess I am in good company. My Otis has done a number on my old couch and a wing back chair. As luck would have it both those pieces were in the plans to be replaced. Couch is old and the chair is very uncomfortable. Now if my leather furniture gets eaten I will be really upset. I have since decided to limit his time alone in the rest of the house. My husband does not get up as early as I do so I was letting the dogs have the run of the house. They usually sleep when I leave. Now I will only let them in the back room with the crappy furniture and the doggy door open to the back yard. I also spray the heck outta everything this morning with a bitter spray. There are plenty of toys and chews to keep him busy. So we'll see what happens when I get home. I should do the crate thing, but just haven't wrapped my head around it yet.
     
  14. Allyse718

    Allyse718 I want 2 b a dog 4 a day

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    I can't even begin to say what my dogs have eaten, but I'll give it a try. The usual-wood, ps2 stuff, cell phones, cables, cds, toilet paper, everything off the countertops, my grandma's old old old wooden dining room table, couches, etc. Well, the most bizarre happened one of the first days I left for about 20 minutes. I keep all of my doors shut all of the time in my house to keep the dogs out of those rooms. Well I come home to Katy barking away at something. I walk up the stairs, and I could have died. My house has solid wood doors, and there's Jasmine, standing on the other side of an exceptionally large HOLE someone had eaten through to get to the other side. I'm going to assume that she thought I was in there and the reason I wasn't answering was because I was hurt. I will not accept any other answer because I want to think she was worried about me, NOT JUST BEING JASMINE! Thank goodness they have almost grown out eating everything. Now they only eat the expensive things. :) Oh well I have to love em.
     
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    colliekid I love collies!

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    puppies, lol :rolleyes:
     
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    poe surprisingly is not too bad i guess just a pair of sandals i think
     
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    colliekid I love collies!

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    actually, I don't remember my dog destroying anything, just a little rip here and there.
     
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    My pup isn't all that bad either. I don't leave him in the house by himself though. But he did chew and rip a piece off of my runners, left bite marks on my mom's expensive high heels, left bite marks on my flip flops, tryed to tear apart the sofa (lol) and pretty much made as many holes as he can in my pj bottom.

    I don't understand how these puppies can eat the ps2 + controllers + computer parts. I just find it so hilarious. :D
    Good thing I got it quite easy compared to you guys!
     
  19. Denaluvscorgis

    Denaluvscorgis Corgi bum

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    I'm so thankful that Jack and Chloe don't do that anymore. Jack does pee on the throw rug once in a while though.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Teddy has definately chewed his fair share of stuff lol

    His greatest masterpiece http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8892&highlight=

    He has also pulled up the carpet in his room lol
    Ate the wooden window sill lol
    ate the corner of the baseboards
    multiple flip flops ( only flip flops though lol he will steal your runners but doesn't chew em lol)
    toilet paper and the cardboard rolls a million times lol
    multiple toys
    he chewed a hole in his bed


    There are lots of others but i can't think of them right now lol those are the major ones lol

    He doesn't chew so much now but he will always steal things because he thinks its a game. he steals something and runs to his crate and then i run in after him. he thinks its fun lol
     

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