10-12-2012 07:02 AM
10-12-2012 07:49 AM
10-16-2012 09:29 AM
10-17-2012 03:28 AM
Well Lucky has done it now,
I had crated him when i had to leave the house, then came home and cleaned out the crate (yep he pooped inside) then left it outside to dry.
I made the "bad" decision to not crate him again, just to leave him in my room with the door shut. Big mistake! Lucky tore a big chunk out of my carpet! He was staring at me with rug pieces in his mouth!!!!
I rent a house from my dad so........not sure what he's going to say about this one. Maybe i will finally get the hardwood floors i've been wanting OR he will tell me Lucky has to go
My fault i should have crated him again. Lesson learned.
10-28-2012 09:00 PM
Oh no! Maybe you could call one of those El Cheapo Carpet places (free estimate?) they can tear out the old and install new stuff with short notice, sometimes they can doctor up one spot...but I found it's almost more cost effective to just replace the whole thing as they can never match it right.
Dogs don't like being behind a closed door, something like a bathroom (tile floor) or mud room (small room) with a doggie gate might be better. Although, maybe you better stick with the crate for now.
Sounds like he's got a little separation anxiety going on, if it continues or gets worse talk to your vet, there are medication options...but he's still a pup he could out grow it.
PS: Can you put a small area rug over the damage for now, so your father won't see it. It's not as bad as it seems, carpeting is an easy fix (I hope!)
10-29-2012 02:56 AM - edited 10-29-2012 03:08 AM
I was thinking...maybe a Thundershirt would help him stay calm when you have to leave him alone.
Petco carries them. http://www.thundershirt.com/?gclid=CIPXkJ7vqLMCFcq
10-30-2012 06:47 AM
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