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We're babysitting a dog and I came home from work today to find that the stupid dog ate/destroyed all my raspberry bushes. Chewed the branches off to down to bare 6" stubs sticking out of the ground.  They were about 6 feet tall and I was looking forward to raspberry heaven this summer as I just planted them last year for the first time. Now i'm looking at these broken little chewed stubs poking out of the dirt and i'm totally mad at the dog. GRR! STUPID DOG!!!

But then I thought "it could've been worse, he couldve eaten my......."

running shoes?

cell phone?

laptop charger? who knows!!!

Let's Discuss what your stupid dog wrecked :D

 

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Original Post by nmw_nmw:

Original Post by cptbunny:

  1. Socks
  2. Underwear
  3. digging in the garbage and dragging out disgusting things (such a mess ><)... we used to have to keep the bathroom door closed till we got a better bin cause he would go in there and pull out my used pads... UGH

3 reasons why dogs are disgusting creatures!!!!!! especially #3!!!!

 

My poor sister once saw our bichon frise chewing on something that she shouldn't and forced it out of her mouth and was disgusted to find herself holding a used tampon the dog had found in the bin.  The reason she was so disgusted?  It wasn't her tampon, it was mine!

Our bichon also has a love affair with dirty knickers.  The number that she has destroyed by chewing and biting is MASSIVE.  She leaves clean ones alone though. Gross!

Original Post by citydave:

Sounds like you guys need to invest in an obedience course or at least a book.  Never had any problems like that with my dogs.

 See that dog in my avatar Dave?  She's been through obedience courses, obeys commands, walks on a leash like a dream...

But the minute she is left unattended and gets bored, all bets are off.  She will destroy anything she can find. 

Pet owners and parents can be so judgemental.

our puppy really hasn't done too much damage :) She chewed the part of my phone charger that goes in my phone... that was annoying... Chewed on hubby's moccasins, but they did have rawhide strings, so I can't really blame her, I guess :) Oh, and, she ate latex gloves once! I only found out because she puked up a ball of latex right next to me! I'm so glad she got that out of her system..

My friend's puggle went camping with us to a cabin once and went in my room, found my dirty underwear and ate the crotch.. ugh.. same dog pulled a dirty tampon out of the garbage at another cabin with not-so-hot plumbing; hence the reason I tossed, rather than flushed. Oh, and this puggle ate a 5 year-old's Easter basket last year.. he did have the decency to unwrap all the chocolates out of the foils, though.. Undecided

Original Post by jpoage:

Original Post by citydave:

Sounds like you guys need to invest in an obedience course or at least a book.  Never had any problems like that with my dogs.

 See that dog in my avatar Dave?  She's been through obedience courses, obeys commands, walks on a leash like a dream...

But the minute she is left unattended and gets bored, all bets are off.  She will destroy anything she can find. 

Pet owners and parents can be so judgemental.

 you mean obedience class isn't a magic cure that takes away all problem behaviors in every dog?! we must all just be terrible owners.

she is beautiful!! :D

Original Post by jules817:

Original Post by jpoage:

Original Post by citydave:

Sounds like you guys need to invest in an obedience course or at least a book.  Never had any problems like that with my dogs.

 See that dog in my avatar Dave?  She's been through obedience courses, obeys commands, walks on a leash like a dream...

But the minute she is left unattended and gets bored, all bets are off.  She will destroy anything she can find. 

Pet owners and parents can be so judgemental.

 you mean obedience class isn't a magic cure that takes away all problem behaviors in every dog?! we must all just be terrible owners.

she is beautiful!! :D

Well, at least you admit it.

Original Post by citydave:

Original Post by jules817:

Original Post by jpoage:

Original Post by citydave:

Sounds like you guys need to invest in an obedience course or at least a book.  Never had any problems like that with my dogs.

 See that dog in my avatar Dave?  She's been through obedience courses, obeys commands, walks on a leash like a dream...

But the minute she is left unattended and gets bored, all bets are off.  She will destroy anything she can find. 

Pet owners and parents can be so judgemental.

 you mean obedience class isn't a magic cure that takes away all problem behaviors in every dog?! we must all just be terrible owners.

she is beautiful!! :D

Well, at least you admit it.

 I'm DYING to know which class or book you read that made your dogs perfect. please share.

oh, and i'd also love to know the breed of your dogs, where you got them, and their age when you got them.

Original Post by jules817:

Original Post by jpoage:

Original Post by citydave:

Sounds like you guys need to invest in an obedience course or at least a book.  Never had any problems like that with my dogs.

 See that dog in my avatar Dave?  She's been through obedience courses, obeys commands, walks on a leash like a dream...

But the minute she is left unattended and gets bored, all bets are off.  She will destroy anything she can find. 

Pet owners and parents can be so judgemental.

 you mean obedience class isn't a magic cure that takes away all problem behaviors in every dog?! we must all just be terrible owners.

she is beautiful!! :D

 I'll admit I'm a terrible owner.  I spend way too much time cuddling her when I should be bossing her around.  Terrible, I say. 

Your guy is very handsome!

I don't havea  dog :(

but my black and white rabbit nibbles (aptly named) ate through laptop wires, computer and internet wires, printer wires, cell phone charger wires... every wire except my xbox wires... for which i can only understand was too thick to be truly yummy. Got some bitter spray to spray on them... he ate it with great vigor.. like spice on tasty wires.

he's eaten shoelaces off shoes... unfortunately not mine but my then boyfriend who visited for the day (lol.. my now fiance.. poor guy).. ate purse straps and ate a big hole right through fiance's gym bag.

ate all the flowers i've ever been given :(

ate through a bag of shavings and dug out 10 pounds of shavings onto the floor... has tipped over a giant sized slushie so he can lick it out of the carpet at his leisure *rolls eyes* has pushed all my dvds on the second shelf of the entertainment unit out of it so he can make a "second story condo" to nap in... tips over any glass or water bottle you let sit on the ground.

articles of clothing... anythign he finds offensive really. at christmas time he goes nuts.. he HATES tissue paper.. and if you're trying to wrap gifts on teh floor he approaches all "curious" and then shreds the heck out of what you're currently trying to wrap... insufferable little bugger... but he's so cute!

the black one doesn't chew on anything.

You guys are jumping all over me for a simple comment I made.  My better judgment is telling me to just ignore this thread and these forums in general, but ah well.

I didn't use a book or a class.  I learned from my father.  Over the years I've owned several different dogs, some mutts, some purebread, some gotten when they were puppies, some born by dogs owned, some from shelters when they were older, came from abused homes, etc.  Mutts, a miniture poodle, a husky mix,  to name a few.

And I've never had issues like what people are speaking about in here.  Maybe I'm just lucky.

You guys are the ones that are taking the comment I made so personally and making it an ad hominem argument.

Btw, I never said anything about my dogs being "perfect".

But many of the things mentioned here are the types of behaviors that can be corrected.  And by corrected I don't mean you have to be mean to your animals.

Hell, my comment was partially just joking around, granted, I see it failed at that.  But you two just seemed to jump all over it like I'm some kind of terrible person.

There, does that answer your questions?  I won't insert a giant eyeroll here, maybe just an average one.

 

PS - "I spend way too much time cuddling her when I should be bossing her around"

You're welcome to do whatever you like to your pet.  You're the owner.  But don't complain about their bad behavior when you're doing nothing to stop it.  It's not their fault.  They may be intelligent animals, but they won't know what's good or bad unless you teach them, for the most part.

So fine, don't "boss" them, cuddle them, but then don't complain when they act up.

I actually don't own a dog right now specifically because I don't have the free time to train it properly and give it the attention and exercise it needs.  I wish more people would go that route rather than get an animal for selfish reasons and then not take care of it properly.

Original Post by muttlover:

Original Post by nmw_nmw:

Original Post by cptbunny:

  1. Socks
  2. Underwear
  3. digging in the garbage and dragging out disgusting things (such a mess ><)... we used to have to keep the bathroom door closed till we got a better bin cause he would go in there and pull out my used pads... UGH

3 reasons why dogs are disgusting creatures!!!!!! especially #3!!!!

our dog used to go out in the back yard and roll around on his back in his own crap. that was always a highlight of our day.  at least it was my roommates dog not mine and i'm not the one who had to get in the shower with the moron and wash it off. and sometimes if roommate was lucky he'd do it twice in the same day. LOL

My dogs used to do this, too. Pretty embarrassing when we had company over and my dachshund came running from my bathroom into the room with my family and guests... with a bloody pad stuck to his face that he was trying to wedge off with his tongue.

Oh, and the same dachshund also used to go through my laundry, take out only my panties, and lick the crotch area/chew it off. So. Freaking. Nasty. >:(

Haha! Our dachshund does the exact same thing- she somehow manages to extract my panties out thru the holes in the sides of the laundry basket- then she eats the crotch out of them- so gross!!! And- underwear is expensive, dammit! 

Original Post by citydave:

You guys are jumping all over me for a simple comment I made.  My better judgment is telling me to just ignore this thread and these forums in general, but ah well.

I didn't use a book or a class.  I learned from my father.  Over the years I've owned several different dogs, some mutts, some purebread, some gotten when they were puppies, some born by dogs owned, some from shelters when they were older, came from abused homes, etc.  Mutts, a miniture poodle, a husky mix,  to name a few.

And I've never had issues like what people are speaking about in here.  Maybe I'm just lucky.

You guys are the ones that are taking the comment I made so personally and making it an ad hominem argument.

Btw, I never said anything about my dogs being "perfect".

But many of the things mentioned here are the types of behaviors that can be corrected.  And by corrected I don't mean you have to be mean to your animals.

Hell, my comment was partially just joking around, granted, I see it failed at that.  But you two just seemed to jump all over it like I'm some kind of terrible person.

There, does that answer your questions?  I won't insert a giant eyeroll here, maybe just an average one.

 

PS - "I spend way too much time cuddling her when I should be bossing her around"

You're welcome to do whatever you like to your pet.  You're the owner.  But don't complain about their bad behavior when you're doing nothing to stop it.  It's not their fault.  They may be intelligent animals, but they won't know what's good or bad unless you teach them, for the most part.

So fine, don't "boss" them, cuddle them, but then don't complain when they act up.

I actually don't own a dog right now specifically because I don't have the free time to train it properly and give it the attention and exercise it needs.  I wish more people would go that route rather than get an animal for selfish reasons and then not take care of it properly.

you expected a pleasant reaction when you came into a light hearted thread and insinuated that we are bad dog owners who don't bother to train our dogs? i didn't notice anyone complaining, or saying they were angry at their dogs, or planned to be rid of them.

you must be very lucky, because you are the only person i've EVER heard of who never had a dog that was destructive as a puppy, or who never had behavior lapses.

congrats, you must be the best dog owner on the entire planet!**

 

**the above statement is sarcasm, similar to when i said i was a terrible dog owner. just to be clear.

 

I caught your post before you edited when it still said this instead of your first paragraph there: "and i really hope you are just making a general statement about people in general, and not implying that the people who've posted in this thread don't "take care of their dogs properly.""

You should have left it this way, it was much nicer.

Still seeing things that aren't there?  Maybe that's why you changed it.

Of course I'm not implying that.  It WAS a comment about people in general.  Specifically, people who do the things I mentioned.  And it wasn't directed at anyone in this thread unless they happen to fall into that group.  I didn't accuse anyone directly.  Thanks for reassuring my belief that reading these forums is a waste of time.

Yeah, I knew it was sarcasm without the asterisks.  I knew that about your earlier comment as well.  But I figured I'd roll with it.

Btw, my comment was meant to be lighthearted as well.  You're the one who jumped all over me.  Have fun with the thread.  You won!  I'm leaving.

Original Post by citydave:

PS - "I spend way too much time cuddling her when I should be bossing her around"

You're welcome to do whatever you like to your pet.  You're the owner.  But don't complain about their bad behavior when you're doing nothing to stop it.  It's not their fault.  They may be intelligent animals, but they won't know what's good or bad unless you teach them, for the most part.

So fine, don't "boss" them, cuddle them, but then don't complain when they act up.

 The point I was trying to make, Dave, is that one can't always train a behavior out of a dog.  When we're around, she's (mostly) an absolute angel.   When we're not, she gets bored and destroys things.  I didn't complain about her behavior, just shared my experience.  

I was just agreeing with you that I'm a terrible dog owner.  Do you want to be right or not?  Sheesh.

You're right about one thing, though.  Your comment failed at joking around.  Bless your heart.   

Original Post by citydave:

Sounds like you guys need to invest in an obedience course or at least a book.  Never had any problems like that with my dogs.

this was really meant as a joke? wow...well, joke FAIL. perhaps you should pick up a book on humor. bye bye!

I still want to know how a dog can chew up raspberry bushes without getting cut from the thorns.

Am I the only one who would have rather had the dog chew up my running shoes, laptop charger or cell phone than my RASPBERRY BUSHES!? Mmmmmm, fresh raspberries :)

 

I had a dog growing up that could have easily been the dog in "marley and me". He chewed anything and everything. The worst was the leg off my great grandmothers doll. It was 100 years old and given to my mother when my grandma passed. My brother and I tried to cover it up by taping a stick to the remaining stump and covering it with her dress. When my mom found it, she screamed so loud, the neighbors came over to see what was wrong.

 

Now I have cats, and they eat cat food and anything that's plastic.

Maybe it has to do with people leaving the house frequently (i.e., people who work outside of their home)... perhaps the dog is "punishing" them.  I know my dog never ate anything when we were in the house.

My grandmother's dogs never damaged anything inside the house, but she was always a stay-at-home mom.  Her current dog is the most obedient dog I have ever seen, and she has been since the very first day she was adopted (never even #1 or #2 in the house as a puppy). She was rescued from an animal shelter and it seems she was malnourished/beaten by her previous owner, so maybe the poor dog was "scared" into being very obedient by the previous owner.

My dog once ate the stryophone(sp) bit that had blood on it from steak my mother had bought. He just swallowed the entire thing whole.

I think dogs prefer crotch-less panties.

Citydave: I agree you must be really lucky or your dog spends any time alone tied up/crated. Even the most obedient puppy is going to be a puppy... just like children.

Original Post by caiteliz014:

Now I have cats, and they eat cat food and anything that's plastic.

One of my mother's cats is obsessed with plastic!

Original Post by moonikins:

I still want to know how a dog can chew up raspberry bushes without getting cut from the thorns.

Does your dog eat everything but the stem and thorns (raspberries, leaves, etc.)? Or which parts do they eat?

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