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Old 07-02-2011, 01:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was taking a shower. Dexter has separation issues so he usually freaks out. I gave him some pet calm to try it out. I leave the door open so I can hear him if he starts going crazy.

Anyways... taking a shower and he is not making a peep. I'm like WOOOOW! This stuff works amazing because I didn't even give him a full dose! I'd call him in there every 10 minutes or so just to make sure he was alive and he was.

I get out of the shower... and he's eating a pee pee diaper. He didn't eat a lot of it, just chewed on it.

But WHY....?!!!!! And if anyone leaves any article of clothing laying around he wants to chew on it.


Why.. Why... Why...!! The clothes I guess I understand because they smell like us, but a pee pee diaper? *yuck*
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you define freaks out? I personally would not describe Max as having seperation issues. I would describe him as needy. If I go to the bathroom, he is waiting outside the door like he hasn't seen me in hours. To me an issue is a destructive or harmful behavior. Max is my first boxer and while I understand that left unattended some destructive behavior would not necessarily be out of the norm, getting into a diaper or clothing while you are in the shower and he is unattended seems rather normal to me. They will also eat or chew on lego's, sticks and even cat poop that while not gross...certainly not food. I can't tell you why children may very well do the same, eat a crayon or dirt just that you can prevent it with proper supervision. Try taking him into the bathroom with you. He doesn't have to get in the shower but make sure you pick up the trash can and check on him periodically or your toilet paper roll may be destroyed.
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One more thing I failed to mention, from what I understand..they are all 'needy' to the extent that nothing is more important than being with you. And the difference between that and an issue is destructive harmful behavior. Crate or monitoring is required.
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Marki, my Franklin sounds a lot like you Max..he too follows me to the toilet and will wait outside and scratch the door. If i don't talk to him he will wee everywhere. We also try to let him come where we are as he into everything. we puppy proof our house fo that reason even while we are in the shower..if we go out, we never go out for long and always make sure someone comes past to check on him. Boxers will be Boxers so cute and so cheeky
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Marki, my Franklin sounds a lot like you Max..he too follows me to the toilet and will wait outside and scratch the door. If i don't talk to him he will wee everywhere. We also try to let him come where we are as he into everything. we puppy proof our house fo that reason even while we are in the shower..if we go out, we never go out for long and always make sure someone comes past to check on him. Boxers will be Boxers so cute and so cheeky
Yep..sounds familiar! Its hard to get into to much trouble when your under my feet! Sometimes he is actually in front of me following me...you know the slow walk constantly looking back to see where you are going thing?We try to keep everything picked up and thankfully have thus far Max has never been much of a chewer but we have a few matchbox cars with blown out tires, army guys who lost the war and socks that became rags.
And of course there is that underlying fear that one day I am going to be sitting relaxing with some guests and Max is going to bring them someone's underwear.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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When Jaxon was learning to be able to be left out I would put him in the bathroom with me with a toy or a bone. He would eat sleep or chew until I got out. That way I could watch him while I showered and it got him used to me doing it. Now he comes in and goes out as he wants and doesn't get into any trouble. Baylee too.
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As you all know, dogs will actually roll on stinky things outside. Same goes for inside too I guess.... Seems they love smelly things. Have you ever seen them try to roll on a dead bird, etc. ????? Why do they do that????
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When I go and visit my parents my dogs run through their front door, down the back hallway into the mudroom to find my dads case of beer so they can lick the empty bottle tops. No meet and greet but straight to the back to the beer case, lol. My husband and I dont drink so I guess thats their big treat.
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I take a shower and if I shut the door you can hear him running into it. When we leave he drools uncontrollably in his crate. It's disgusting. The pee pee diaper is just nasty. Ahhh lol
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I have to agree..ANY used diaper would be GROSS! And messy to clean up I am guessing? On a plus note it sounds like Dexter loves you to pieces and would do anything to be with you!! I don't know anything about the drooling. Max is so laid back we haven't seen that yet but I can see how a dog who got himself all worked would. What does your vet say? Is that normal to leave puddles? Poor guy must miss you terribly when you are gone!! But I am sure in time he will adjust and learn that it is only temporary..he'll figure out your coming back and it will be nothing but wiggles..lol
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