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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Doggy Help


About 2 weeks ago we added Dexter to our family. He is a very nice dog and for the most part a very good dog.

For the first week we were here at home all the time. We then started leaving him for a short time (up to a hour). The first time he broke out of a window screen and was laying in the yard when someone came home. The next time we closed the windows down stairs and he was alone about a half hour. He went out a screen on a open window on the second floor. He had to of either jumped or fell off the porch roof because he was in the yard again when we came home. He didn't hurt himself thank goodness. Today I came home and he was outside again. My Hubby had left a window open about 3 inches in the family room. Dexter was able to open the window and get out. But before getting out he was trying to get out the bathroom window because the curtains were pulled down. It looks like he was checking out the window above the sink because there was dishes on the floor. Once again he was only here alone for about 45 minutes. When he does this he knows he has been bad. He will not come back into the house for hours. Next week schools starts so he will have to be home alone for 4 to 5 hours. We have left the TV on for company that didn't seem to help.

Does anyone have any words of advise for us. If this keeps up we will have to find another home for him.


2 comments:

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

It sounds like he might need to be crated - it's like a den for them. You can give him a Kong stuffed with a hard treat to keep him occupied and his mind off the fact that you are gone, too. They work wonders! Just make sure you get the right sized one for him.

Ann said...

uh oh, Dexter is an escape artist huh?
Crating him does sound like an option worth trying. We always put Duke in the basement when we leave for the day.