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Discussion in 'Bull Terrier' started by aprotopo, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. aprotopo

    aprotopo Big Dog

    We left Sonya alone loose in the bedroom for the first time. We were gone for 5 hours and when we came home (I was holding my breath!) there were NO accidents and no destruction!! I'm soo happy! Just wanted to share!
  2. Shiskababe

    Shiskababe Puppy

    lol I know how you feel. We left Sookie out for over 3 hours last Sunday and she did fine. It was such a relief :)
  3. ReneeMcDougal

    ReneeMcDougal Good Dog

    Woot! awesome news :)
  4. fctv808

    fctv808 Little Dog

    go team!
  5. Bullful

    Bullful Little Dog

    My young boy (doesn't live with me) is on his way to his breeder, who is a vet, Diagnosis: partial obstruction. When it happened, no one knows. Waiting to see what he ate and hoping she doesn't have to operate.

    Cost of crate $80-90.00 , cost of surgery: approx. $3000.00.
  6. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    true true never a good idea. because when it does happen you just think about how easily it could have been avoided.
  7. aprotopo

    aprotopo Big Dog

    Yeah, I cleared the bedroom, took off all of our bedding, nothing on the floor, nothing she can get her teeth on, (except maybe the mattress and her blanket). It was actually the potty training that I was worried about. Sonya hasn't eaten anything or tried to eat anything in the last year since we had her and she's already over 2, so I doubt that she all of a sudden will have an urge to eat furniture. Also, she has the same blanket in the crate, so in terms of danger, it was probably the same risk. HOWEVER, I cannot imagine a time when I would leave her unsupervised in the living room with the cords and many more things for me to forget to pick up. I'm all for using a crate, but everyone needs to know their own dog, so I don't believe that people who do not crate their adult, stable dogs are in the wrong.
  8. Bullful

    Bullful Little Dog

    No one said you were wrong, just an ounce of prevention.....
  9. Hucklebutt

    Hucklebutt Banned Back Yard Breeder

    zahra is a 3 year old pit bull mix. She hasnt chewed on something since she was less than one, Barely chews on any bones or anything. Shes not even a bull terrier. She's been staying with my sister since I fell on hard times and my sister told me the other day she chewed up a kid's toy, didn't eat it just chewed it up. Shocked me since I didn't even know she would chew something at all, just never know I guess. They keep crated her now when there gone.
  10. almcneil

    almcneil Puppy

    We have recently started trusting Roxy now too, now that we have had her for a year. When we come home, she is stretched out in her recliner, happy as can be. I have noticed now that we are not kenneling her as much, she is all-around a lot happier in general! Glad to see it is working for you too.
  11. aprotopo

    aprotopo Big Dog

    Thanks! I have noticed that she is a little less hyper these days when I get back! I also see a big warm nest in her covers and nothing else seems to be moved, so I think she just likes to lie around in the soft covers stretched out. Still no accidents, I'm so proud that she finally seems to be potty trained at 2 and a half! Oh shelter dogs...
  12. Bullful

    Bullful Little Dog

    Jeff had a tennis ball removed from his stomach yesterday. Had been in there quite some time and was stuck in the pylorus. Thankfully it was found in time before it caused a perforation and peritonitis or worse! It happens to even the most diligent of owners!
  13. Rogue Bullies

    Rogue Bullies Good Dog

    We started doing that with Ranger (my ex did actually) and he did good for a while, but then sometimes would start to chew up stuff like the bed, sofa, movie cases etc stuff he never touched before. Bullies always seem to have a trick up there sleeve ;) I would just be careful and aware that accidents can and still happen.

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