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Old 09-17-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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I need therapy! This 2/5 lb. dog has gotten the better of me, friends. I keep her in the laundry room when I'm not with her because my kitchen woodwork in our BRAND NEW house now looks as if we have termites or beavers in residence. Everyday when I comb her, I have to fight with her to get it done and a 5 minute procedure ends up a 20 minute one each day. There is pee and poop all over my kitchen daily, so if any of you need a good stock tip, buy whatever company makes Sparkle paper towels and Lysol spray.

So...a little while ago, I thought I'd go out and have a Diet Coke on the patio. I thought it would be nice for her to go with me and thought that maybe, just maybe, she'd stay there with Cinder and Layla and Daddy and me. Hell no! She took off across the street like a tiny. superfast, black and gold heat seeking missile, looking for her friend Lady. After making a spectacle of my fat self running through the neighbors yard with a fly swatter, she ran back across the street and my hsuband had to catch her. Yes, friends, I did it. I spanked her with the fly swatter and now she is in time out!

Before any of you call the ASPCA, I didn't hit her very hard at all, just enough to let her know I'VE HAD IT!!!!!

I will pay large bills to anyone who can train this little s**t! Its a good thing she is so cute!

Did I mention I'm in menopause????????
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Old 09-17-2005, 12:36 PM   #2
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ohh, that naughty Lexi! Is she just trying to initiate your new house with Lexi smells? Did she do this in your old house? Puppy classes are working wonders at our house as far as not running away. (Pippa used to take off like a bullet, too) It took alot of time and effort to teach her to come when called, but I don't have to worry near as much if someone opens the door that she won't bolt. She is expressing her independence! Let her know who's boss, mom!
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Old 09-17-2005, 12:39 PM   #3
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ohh, that naughty Lexi! Is she just trying to initiate your new house with Lexi smells? Did she do this in your old house? Puppy classes are working wonders at our house as far as not running away. (Pippa used to take off like a bullet, too) It took alot of time and effort to teach her to come when called, but I don't have to worry near as much if someone opens the door that she won't bolt. She is expressing her independence! Let her know who's boss, mom!
We didn't have her in the other house. Sigh.
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Old 09-17-2005, 12:45 PM   #4
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LOL - I'm sorry but the HEAT Missle got me laughing so hard I could hardly finish your post - Ok...We all KNOW we can't catch them - lucky you had backup ! Poor sweetie - just visiting friends and caught the fly swatter ? I feel your pain ...they are FAST and can be really bad when they get it in their heads - lucky you were all out there to catch her...How long does she have to be in the bad girls time out ?
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Ok ...this is the hardest I have laughed all day. I dont think you need therapy lol I think you did the right thing..You put her in her place. I sure hope it gets better for you, hang in there. And thanks so much for the good laugh, I needed it.
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Yes they will test your patience and when you in the menopause mode look out ....but the next time you get to that point step back and look at that cute little face saying mommy I just want to play....... my baby loves people so much I can't let him off the leash for a minute or he will make a mad dash to go play with a total stranger.He wants to kiss all the time . I decided that he is going to petsmart for training,By the way thanks for the stock tip ..lol lol .....try giving him a grennie when you are gromming him it might help...good luck.....this might be your first thearpy session...lol lol
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Heat missle!!!!! hahahah!!!! Wexy---you silly girl!!!! No more eating the woodwork!!! yuck!!!! That tastes soo bad!!!!! Sooo funny!!!
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Oh My! How old is Lexy now? Simon would run off too if I let him out without a leash so I don't even try! When I brush Simon (since he hates it so much) I wait until he is sleeping and then get him when he is groggy and doesn't really care what is going on!
Maybe training classes are a good option for her. Is she still in time out?
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I feel your pain...but that was the funniest post I have read here yet!!!!! I signed Deb up for Puppy Kindergarted today at Petco.....I am hoping that helps in my house....good luck in yours
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Oh Myyyyyy.....my hubby and I are still laughing. We can relate!! And friends....the tip on Sparkle paper towels, well we've just about bought stock in em too! I hope things get better quick for you....or I'll have to send ya a new fly swatter. LOL
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You painted a very eloquent picture and I think even the most restrained among us would've been tempted to use the fly swatter too! LOL...heat seeking missile...they are fast little buggers! I am a spectacle more often than not.
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You had the kind of day that I had this morning! To keep her from chewing on things that you do not want her to, take clear stick antiperspirant and apply to your woodwork, this will keep her from chewing your cabinets, baseboards, etc. Try it, it has worked for just about everyone that I have told it to. You will not need to reapply, I applied once on my armoire and woodwork, and new (well it was) coffee table and have not had to reapply, one taste was enough for both my boys. Good luck! Thanks for the stock tip LOL
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I have a few suggestions...But first I'd like to know a little more about your training...

Do you yell at her a lot, and say things like "bad dog", or get exited (visually angry or agitated) when she ignores your or defies you?

How much playtime does she get per day?

Does she sleep in your bed and sit on your sofa?
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Aww, Wexy, yoos beein a bad girl....wat yoo thinkin beein crazy like dat and makin yor momma chase yoo wid a fwy-swatting fingy? I kno waywa is a cool wab but her runnin off wadn't cool and neider is yoo runnin away. Yoo stay at home and wisten to yor momma, k? Den I's will be pwoud of yoo and evwyone on heer on YT will sends you notes sayin' good dog, Wexy! (Dat's a good fing to heer, it will make yoor tail wag and yoor mommy mite even giv yoo tweats. If you're good dat is.) But don't wowwy, no matters wat, we all wuvs you

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PS. Yoor momma maaks my momma waff! She say shes funny, da way she tell stowwies about yoo and what her had ta do. Heehee.
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OK. I read once that if your dog makes a mess on your floor that you should roll up a newspaper and hit yourself in the head for not watching her. So, I suppose the same philosophy would apply to being angry with your dog for running free when they aren't wearing a leash!
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