German Shepherd Dog > And What Has Your Pup Destroyed? (19 replies)
And What Has Your Pup Destroyed?
by wanderer on 31 March 2012 - 00:12
|Usually my older female (4 years) is at large in the bedroom in the evenings, usually on the bed in fact, and she has become trustworthy in her more advanced years, LOL. However, since she is full-on in season, she is relegated to her bedroom crate and I let the young guy, her son, 11 mos, be at large while I was watching TV and keeping an eye on him. Alas, I fell asleep with the Boomer still at large and he went on a search-and-destroy mission. OMG. Today I had to go on a search myself of local pawn shops looking for a decent case for an acoustic guitar and a mandolin. When I woke up it was to the sounds of RIP, TEAR, BONG, RIP, BONG, TEAR. Found the guitar intact (fortunately), but the case in pieces. The mandolin was not so lucky. |
So went to the pawn shops today and found a virtually brand new guitar case (now that was lucky) for not much money, too good for the old guitar, but made my hubby happy. Phew!
by DDRCzechFan on 31 March 2012 - 00:16
|To be honest; underpants...ALL of my shepherds have been panty theives. Clean ones, worn ones, they don't care. They will steal them, eat the crotch out of them and leave the ruined undies on my pillow...|
Talk about adding insult to injury!
by aceofspades on 31 March 2012 - 00:18
|Oh I could go on and on. I had one that chewed when he was upset with my husband or I. He once climbed up on the deep freeze and pulled my husbands snowmobile flotation gear down off Of the top shelf and chewed it to pieces. I had one who at 4 or 5 chewed up my Arnette sunglasses when I came home from a 2 week vacation. I can't even count the shoes. The three we have now were never chewers except one. She would ONLY chew shoelaces. And ONLY on the husbands shoes. Oh and when we were moving from our old place in to the house we are in now (12 years ago) I had emptied the cupboards out and everything was sitting in te kitchen. For some reason I had to run out for a quick minute. I came back and one of the dogs had torn open a 40lb bag of rice. There was rice everywhere.|
by EuroShepherd on 31 March 2012 - 00:32
|Books, magazines, pillows, blankets. |
I'm a very avid reader, my current oldest dog knows this, when he was young he destroyed many of my books and magazines. I'm positive that he was jealous of them. My book shelves now stay in a walk-in closet that is not accessable to the dogs.
by melba on 31 March 2012 - 01:19
|Ha ha... Last November I traveled down to FL for my Sister's wedding, leaving Hubby home because work would not let him|
take off. We have 2 full time house dogs who haven't seen a crate in years. They were both 6 at the time and WELL past any
chewing, very reliable inside alone. Anyways, Hubby left his laptop open next to the television, which I wouldn't even think
twice to do. I leave mine open all the time. So he calls me after he wakes up (works 3rd shift) very upset. Aparently my 6
year old angels had taken it upon themselves to knock the laptop onto the floor and EAT half of the keys. LMAO I about DIED
laughing. They were pissed that Mom, the boss, was gone. Ha ha ha ha... We never did find a few of the keys.
by DDRCzechFan on 31 March 2012 - 01:49
|Melba, are your dogs spelling words in their poop? LMAO, that may well be your answer as to where those missing keys are still located BWAHAHAHA|
by melba on 31 March 2012 - 01:58
|DDRCzechFan, but what would they need with the Shift and Control key?? ROFLMAO!!!|
by DDRCzechFan on 31 March 2012 - 02:00
|Hmm, the Shift and Control keys, eh? Well, the shift could come in handy should they become constipated and the Control key, well it's obvious...The "boss lady" was gone, someone need to take Control|
by Sunsilver on 31 March 2012 - 02:04
|Oh, gawd...let's see...|
Last puppy I had destroyed my roomie's beloved Bible, ate a hole in the skirt of an upholstered chair, and chewed the corners off the coffee table. She also damaged the skirt on the sofa, but just the liner, so it doesn't show. When I was packing to move, she chewed her way into a double walled china box, and removed my mother's heirloom silver knives, and chewed the handles on several of them. That was her worst (and most expensive) indiscretion.
She kept getting hold of the TV remote. Yes, I tried my best to remember to hide it when I was done watching TV, but she finally got ahold of it enough times that I had to replace it. I was quite impressed by how much chewing it stood up to before it finally quit!
She ruined several pairs of shoes, too. I'm sure there's other stuff, but having a puppy is like going through childbirth. After awhile, amnesia kicks in, and you forget the bad stuff!
With Star, it's toys. She ate half a puppy kong and half a black kong before she was a year old. I must have spent several hundred dollars on toys, trying to find ones she couldn't destroy. The salesperson would say, "Try this, it's really tough," and she would have it in pieces within hours!
And she STILL does it, at age 5! The other night, I found a really old Bad Cuz. It was in one piece, except for a small split in the hole where the squeaker used to be. By the time the evening was over, half the body of the Cuz was missing, and when I tried to stop her from chewing one of the larger bits, she deliberately swallowed it as I was approaching her. I've seen her do this too many times for it to be a coincidence.
When I see the coloured poop in the dog yard, I always know which dog it belongs to!
by melba on 31 March 2012 - 02:05
|LMAO!! Dying cracking up here! That's a good one.|
They have been absolute angels, as usual, ever since.... I have him convinced that it's his fault because he left
the thing open, and at dog height. LOL
by DDRCzechFan on 31 March 2012 - 02:08
|As funny as it is, I do feel your husband's pain Melissa, I would die should anything happen to my laptop. I have no back up computer or laptop, other than my cell phone LOL.|
Sorry, it's been a long day, and this crap just flows after 10pm LOL
by melba on 31 March 2012 - 03:12
|In all honesty, Hubby wasn't that upset, more astonished that the 2 dogs out of the lot that he would least expect to pull a stunt|
like that did. :) His laptop never comes out unless I've had to take a trip and brought mine with me, and luckily, all the spaces
still work just fine he he he. My brother-in-law is a Dell Tech, so not a costly repair either.
Sunsilver, that is too funny about Star. What better place for "bad cuz" then in the poo :) I had a whole large tire biter disappear
from Nero's kennel when he was around a year old. Never did find it either. Sometimes, looking through poo is like being on a weird,
disgusting scavenger hunt. You have to make sure that stuff makes it out ok ;)
by aceofspades on 31 March 2012 - 03:24
|Oh now more is coming back to me. One chewed up a $250 universal remote for our TV. The husband had gone away for the weekend and the dog was mad. Whoever said dogs are not able to be vengeful is a liar. The dogs always have the word behavior when one "parent" is away. We had the skirting on a set of furniture eaten off and the legs of a few coffee tables were sacrificed as well.|
by SitasMom on 31 March 2012 - 03:42
nothing......except for my legs......i watched him like a hawk
by wanderer on 31 March 2012 - 03:55
|Oh yes, the poo search, pick apart with a stick and make sure everything that presumably went in came out!!!!|
by DDRCzechFan on 31 March 2012 - 07:52
|It's lovely...Even better when you're digging through poo only to lift your head after an uneventful search and say "Damn it, they weren't in there" only to have your neighbor standing there, baffeled, looking at you like they just caught you peeping in their bathroom window...There are no words to explain the sick mission you were just on. Only a breif head nod and rushing into the house and avoiding future eye contact...|
by Spooks on 31 March 2012 - 08:14
|Even with this fairly comprehensive list I have probably forgotten something...|
My GSD from day 1 was a destroyer, the first night we left her in the kitchen as her crate hadn't arrived, we got up next morning congratulating ourselves that she hadn't made a peep during the night... no wonder, she'd been too busy! She had managed to pull a cupboard open and the floor [and her] were covered with flour, sugar, all sorts of pulses and spaghetti and a few puddles & poops!
From that day on she destroyed... 3 x Mobile phones, 5 x remote controls, expensive Olympus digi-camera, 1 armchair, 1 wooden patio set, Dyson vacuum cleaner and it's attachments, dog bed, water hose attachments. I lost count of how many trainers, sandals, shoes, boots, socks, bags, books, mags she had a chomp on., she was so sneaky you didn't realise she had nicked something. This was back in 2003/4 and we roughly added up the cost and came to a ball park figure of about £3k.
Then all of a sudden when she was around 18mths - 2 years old she suddenly stopped and I can leave anything out with her now, even down to food.
My Border Collie who is as mad as a box of frogs has hardly chewed anything, twigs and tissues were his favourite and he did chew up a few books/mags - oh and a little bit of wall in the kitchen and like my GSD he has stopped chewing now at 17 months old.
by melba on 31 March 2012 - 13:20
|Or what about the "so THAT"S where that toy went!!". It's always wonderful finding something besides what you|
were looking for!! You're right, there just aren't words for what you're doing. If the neighbours' dog has ever eaten
anything, they will understand :) Then you'll get the "so what did your dog eat this time?" ha ha
One of the young dogs that I kept back was a horrible and devoured everthing he could. Started with one of his littermates
collar... did you know stomach acid turns blue collars green? I didn't know who had eaten it until I took them for a ride
(they were riding in individual crates at the time) and the barf in his crate contained half a collar. The other half came out
2 days later, with buckle. This is also the dog that ate the bandage off his leg AFTER he ate the cone off his head. High
doses of ACE did nothing to slow that dog down. I'm surprised he did eventually heal.
Lets see, Ava ate my cell phone antena while I went into a store. I needed a new one anyway :) Her brother ate one of my vacuum
Numerous balls, kongs, leads and even a bark collar strap have passed through some of the dogs here.
by Spooks on 31 March 2012 - 15:11
|@ melba This is also the dog that ate the bandage off his leg AFTER he ate the cone off his head.|
Forgot to mention that about my border collar, the cone was secured on with gaffa tape and attached to his collar as he had removed it every night. He became very adept at removing it quickly that he began to get it off and eat the bandages on his hind legs where he had his dew claws removed the same time as his nads.
The poop came out ready wrapped with either bright blue or red Vetwrap Cohesive Bandage...
I once had a little JRT who ate a whole packet of Plaque Disclosure tablets and her poop came out fluorescent pink... I panicked like hell as I didn't know what she had ate until my daughter owned up that the JRT had ate her tablets.
by Eldee on 01 April 2012 - 00:30
|Baseboards, brand new leather shoes, thank you husband who watched her take them and half an hour later, after NCIS was over, he mentioned it to me. I screamed and yelled at him, not the dog and he told me that this was not his project. CD's ,chair legs, lawn chairs, then I got smart.... my puppies are now crated while I am out of the house. Crates are now my friends.|