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Sasha has caused ALOT of damage to my house. I havent got the bill back for how much it is going to cost me to have everything fixed.

This is what she has done...

She has chewed the panel off the bottom of the wall coming in from the kitchen to the stairs. She has pulled the carpet up on the stairs. She Has chewed all my coffee table legs and dug at the bathroom door and has messed the hard wood floors up badly around the fridge.

I don't know what to do for her anymore this was a thing she did when I would leave her home alone. Now its EVERYDAY She is teething yes so I bought her all kinds of safe bones and toys to play and chew on and she chews on them like crazy. So I do not understand why she is wreaking my house like she is doing. I started to think she has to much energy so we hired mom cousin for the summer while she is out of school to come and run and play with her for 4 hours. Thinking this would make her tired and she would stop what she is doing....HASN'T STOPED. I am at a loss in what to do...I have done everything.

Her cratetraing is going so good she does wonderful in her crate but if I crated her for every bad thing she did she would be in it all day and I just CANNOT do that. We only crate her when we leave she dosen't cry or whimper she either plays with her toys or sleeps.

I woke up at 8 this morning to her DIGGING AND CHEWING at the hardwood floors. I am at a loss I have been though so many dogs that have been abused and neglected and I have always been able to deal with there Behavior problems and fix them. Sasha has never been abused she was born into a bad place but I got her when she was very young So I dont know what her problem is.... :cry: I started thinking maybe she needed to be in a working home out doing somthing all hours of the day maybe on a farm or hunting...But I WOULD NEVER and COULD never rehome her just because she has behavior problems I would be as bad as getting pregnant and throwing away your dog like britney spears.. :lol:
 

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it sounds like it's almost obsessive compulsive........ i would look into finding a behavior specialist. it sounds like there is way more to it than seperation anxiety and puppy teething.
 

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Thats what I kinda Figured There is only one Behavior Specilist here We go see him Tuesday...Babys going to because she is obsessed with water..LOL

The cost is CRAZY though... :?
 

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Wow. I'm sure this is very hard. The only thinkg I can think of is to maybe get her an exercise type fence/cage and set it up so that she has room to play (not just confines to a crate), but yet she is limited to the area she's in and can't get to areas that she is digging and stuff. You could put her in that when you are away or at night when you're sleeping. When you are home and awake, she could be out with you.

Have you spoken with your Vet about it? Maybe he/she has suggestions? Hopefully someone on here can offer you more advice than I. I had a Pomeranian once that scratched holes in the sheet rock in our apartment. Once we moved she never did it again. Not sure why they do the things they do. :?:
 

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Thats what I kinda Figured There is only one Behavior Specilist here We go see him Tuesday...Babys going to because she is obsessed with water..LOL

The cost is CRAZY though... :?
my taswha bird was obsessive compulsive when it came to water too. me and the behavior specialist came up with the idea that her past owners didn't keep her water dish filled at all times. :cry: (to sum it up quickly)
 

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I think babys is from her having Dibeties but my vet suggested I take baby in as well that maybe he could give me some suggestions on how to help her. Because she is on her medication now and she still is obsessed with the water and I think its all in her head.
 

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I think babys is from her having Dibeties but my vet suggested I take baby in as well that maybe he could give me some suggestions on how to help her. Because she is on her medication now and she still is obsessed with the water and I think its all in her head.
could very well be, since she was alwasy thirsty before her meds so she would drink a lot but now that she is on meds technically she isn't thirsty anymore but habit brings her to that bowl all the time..... (i forgot she ws diabetic...)
 

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true if her meds are regulated she shouldnt be drinking as much as prior to. Sound like training is in order you are giving her too much freedom in the home. I dont permit mine till they are boundary trained. If they go past the boundary Ie:heading down the hallway.. No come back here. they come back. Have you tried a can with pennies? when she is doing something undesirable shaking it and saying NO. Or tried placing aluminum foil on the floor by the fridge or bottom of door entrance. AL my chis are petrified of aluminum foil they wont go on it worked great to keep them off the new furinture and only allow them on the sofa that has a comforter on it. good luck with breaking these faults
 

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poor baby, i thought about her all night. if she is indeed obsessive compulsive there are different training methods in dealing with this. anything to drastic (like telling her no or shaking the penny can), only putting water down at certain times, would only make it worse. with tasha i tried the first 2 and she would gulp the water down so fast it would make her vomit, and if i only set it down at certain times, after 2 days of it she would get reakl anxious and nervous pacing at the spot whre her bowl should be. it takes lots of time, patience and love to help an obsessive compulsive behavior. my tasha bird couldn't be helped with just the behavior modification methods me and the behavior specialist came up with, we had to put her on medication. but all dog's are different and she didn't have just the obsessive compulsive disorder, she had stress and seperation anxiety. good luck and please let me know what the behavior specialist says. i'm curious.
 

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I think sasha knows were going somewhere important tomorrow (BECAUSE SHE WONT LET ME TAKE HER A BATH) :lol:

I ran her bath water and she hide I found her and went to put her in the tub and she freaked..LOL We Finally got her a bath in the backyard by spraying her and she liked it and had fun with it.

I hope whatever is going on in her mind it can be fixed and she can start enjoying life and not being worried about destorying things. I am going to ask Sammaul tomorrow about the tincan full of pennies and the foil to see if it could help her. Ill let everyone know how things go tomorrow.
 

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poor baby, i thought about her all night. if she is indeed obsessive compulsive there are different training methods in dealing with this. anything to drastic (like telling her no or shaking the penny can), only putting water down at certain times, would only make it worse. with tasha i tried the first 2 and she would gulp the water down so fast it would make her vomit, and if i only set it down at certain times, after 2 days of it she would get reakl anxious and nervous pacing at the spot whre her bowl should be. it takes lots of time, patience and love to help an obsessive compulsive behavior. my tasha bird couldn't be helped with just the behavior modification methods me and the behavior specialist came up with, we had to put her on medication. but all dog's are different and she didn't have just the obsessive compulsive disorder, she had stress and seperation anxiety. good luck and please let me know what the behavior specialist says. i'm curious.

Baby is so bad about water if you fill her bowl up she will drink it till her stomick looks like it is blowed up. So I started measuring her water out. She doesn't get water after 6:00 She gets some in the morning about 8:00 then she gets it again at 12:00 and again at 4:00 and right before 6:00 she gets a little bit.

She will sit at the sink at everytime on the hour she is to get water she like knows when she is getting water. She will cry and I mean SCREAM crys for water. When we put water in her bowl somtimes she drinks it so fast she loses her breath. I hope we can fix this to I'd love for her to be more Sain about it and she can have water in her bowl all the time so she can drink a little whenever she wants it.
 

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i know what you mean! my heart would break when tasha would drink down her whole bowl of water. and then lick the dry bowl. i felt so hopeless. :cry:
 

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This may sound nuts but my aunts dog digs at the floors and edged of wall (baseboards) and he is looking for mice :shock: He does it obsesively at times and he will get a mouse and kill it and then he is happy for a while. WEIRD HUH :?:
 

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Ash's sisters dog loves chewing on cabinets, so they lined all the cabinets with duck tape (it's the silver one). I think she has stopped or at least she isnt damaging the cabinet anymore. Maybe you could do this for corners, I highly doubt you'd want to do all the floors. But good luck and am sorry to hear about Baby's OCD about water. I hope you get some answers and ideas that could really help.
 
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