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9/21/15 4:43 P

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I really appreciate the advice. We took Sabrina to puppy training classes and she graduated with a certificate. My Jack Russell is very lazy because she got hit by a car when she was 2. Sabrina has a kennel now but its a cloth one with a zippered opening which she figured out how to open about a month after it and she chewed on the door. Sabrina and Patch have the same kennel but different sizes however they both like to hangout in Patch's


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9/21/15 3:30 P

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Crate training is the best way to solve that type of behavior - but crate training is also very good for them... they will learn that the crate is "their" haven - a spot just for them and will seek it out once they learn that. But crate training must be taught correctly and not just used as a punishment.

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9/21/15 3:15 A

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Our dogs are also crated when we are not home. They think of it as their den and often go in ahead of time when they see us getting ready to go out.

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9/21/15 2:42 A

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I would ask the advice of a dog trainer. I am not sure that using a crate is necessarily the right answer. The advice may cost money but it could save you a lot of money and even more frustration and it would mean that Sabrina learns about boundaries in a healthy way.

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9/20/15 9:33 P

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Both of our Aussies are kenneled/crated when we're not home for their own safety as well as our peace of mind. emoticon

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9/20/15 9:13 P

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Sorry about the destruction. One time we went out for about an hour, and in that time my German Shepherd tore up a new Game Boy that was in the case. He tore open the fabric of the case, and bit down on the Game Boy so it broke apart. He didn't eat any of it, and didn't get sick, but it was like $200 down the drain. My grandson left the Game Boy on the dining room table, and never imagined the dog would go after it. After that we dog proofed the house, and put the dog in his crate when we went out. Before the Game Boy incident, this same dog once got a bag of raisins off the dining room table when he was a pup, and spent 3 days at the vet getting his kidneys flushed out. $1800!!! It can end up with a big vet bill if they get into anything that can cause a blockage or poisoning. Big dogs can even reach into the kitchen sink when they get up on their hind legs. Little dogs can jump on a chair, and then up on a table if they smell leftover food.

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9/20/15 8:42 P

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I believe in crating a dog too but also for their protection. Chewing and digesting certain things could be deadly. I crate my Jack Russell as she just can't be trusted to stay out of trouble!!!!

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9/20/15 8:34 P

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You've been given excellent advice here. I really believe in crating a dog that misbehaves that way.

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Put her in a crate. I would suggest a wire crate based on her behavior of chewing. Also, when you are around, try antlers or himalayan chews.

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My 9 month old Labradoodle Sabrina destroys anything within her reach whenever she is left alone with Patch my 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier or with me and Patch. Last night my friend and I went out to dinner and when we got back she destroyed my notebook and matching pen, my friends notepad and a padded envelope (nothing in it but still). Today mom, dad and I left her with Patch to go to the abilities expo. When we got back she had destroyed my phone (it still works but there are bitemarks) and my blood meter was destroyed beyond repair (good thing I had a backup but now I don't). Last week I had a doctors appointment and came home to chewed measuring cups and a chewed steak knife. Any advice would be much appreciated emoticon

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