29 March 2008 @ 09:55 pm
Bad Boston Behavior??  
My dog has a horrible habit of chewing up and shredding sticks in our house! Help its driving me mad!! Anyone else's Boston do this? Anyone have any suggestions of how to get her to stop doing this??
I am feeling: annoyedannoyed
Joannamiss_upsetter on March 30th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
don't let her bring sticks inside!! My pup LOVES sticks, but she learned pretty quickly that they are NOT allowed inside. She has "inside toys" and "outside toys" as well...hard plastic and stuff is allowed outside, but no plush. Setting limits like that is a little hard at first, but they're smart.

Also, provide something like a rawhide stick or nylabone's corncob as an "inside" alternative.

Good luck!
stacyleigh_1999stacyleigh_1999 on March 30th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Oh its not like I Allow sticks in the house. She brings them in without permission. She has a doggy door and if I dont keep my eye on her at all times which is impossible she brings them in and shreds them up. I'm not daft enough to allow her to bring those inside, I just dont know how to stop the behavior of her bringing them in on her own. Any suggestions?
shawnidontwannafeel on March 30th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
must be hard with a doggie door, its kinda like giving a teenager too much freedom, ha.

my dogs don't bring sticks in the house either, however they aren't really sticks doggies, they prefer expensive toys, haha.
stacyleigh_1999stacyleigh_1999 on March 30th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I dont know what her deal is. She has tons of toys and rawhides and everything I just cant figure out how to get her to stop this. I've heard of some bitter tasting spray but I imagine I'd have to spray all the sticks in my yard? lol
Sarah Raesarahrae on March 31st, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Does your doggy door have a lock on it, you could only let her our during certain times?

She will try to bring them in more if she knows she isn't supposed to!
stacyleigh_1999stacyleigh_1999 on March 31st, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Yes I do but the whole reason we got it is so she could go in and out as she pleased. I'd hate to waste the money we spent on it since it was pretty expensive. I'm not sure what i'm going to do.
Sarah Raesarahrae on March 31st, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
You can have it so they can go in and out when they please... but if they bring a stick in... you tell them no stick and close the door.

Sooner or later, they will learn that sticks stay outside.
Just because you spent money on a dog door, doesn't mean that you shouldn't teach them wrong and right, even if it means closing it down a few times when something like that happens.
She will pick it up in a heartbeat and you will be stick free in no time! Don't worry!
stacyleigh_1999stacyleigh_1999 on March 31st, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
Thats a good idea. I kind of started doing that yesterday. I hope she learns!! dang it! lol
miserable, arrogant old bat: jimcottonmanifesto on March 30th, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
my dogs would do this if they were allowed to have sticks in the house. sticks stay outside.