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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 08:54 PM

GRR my 7 month old boxer destroyed our hot tub cover today.

she had never even been on top of it before, but since I have been in the hospital, our daughter, nephew and my husband have all taken turns watching the puppies. He said she was outside in our fenced in back yard today and after about 15 minutes, he went out to bring her in and she was on the hot tub ripping the foam out of the cover like she was digging for a bone. It will cost about 300 dollars to fix.

Geesh one thing after another

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Reply GRR my 7 month old boxer destroyed our hot tub cover today. (Original post)
demtenjeep Oct 2012 OP
Curmudgeoness Oct 2012 #1
TheMadMonk Oct 2012 #2
kas125 Oct 2012 #3
elleng Oct 2012 #5
newfie11 Oct 2012 #6
kas125 Oct 2012 #4
wildeyed Oct 2012 #7
TreasonousBastard Oct 2012 #8

Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 09:12 PM

1. I am sorry to hear that you are in the hospital....

I didn't know it if you have let us know. I hope that it isn't serious.

Also sorry about that hot tub cover.....maybe duct tape will fix it?????

Boxers are highly energetic dogs, and as you noticed, they are easily bored. Hope you can curb this behavior.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:07 PM

2. Not much sympathy. You got a boxer. :evilgrin: /nt

 

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:20 AM

3. Lol, I have to agree - I've never known a boxer who behaved like a civilized dog.

My friend has one, my nephew has one, my sister in law has three of them. And all they do is bounce and jump and make life miserable for anyone foolish enough to try to visit them. They're cute, but sheesh, those dogs have NO manners and cannot be taught them.

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Response to kas125 (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:42 AM

5. Our next door neighbors had boxers, one after the other,

and they HAD manners! Trick training???
I'll be sitting for/on my daughter's dogs in a couple of weeks, for a week. They include a boxer (and a beagle and some wolfhound.) Sammie the boxer is, indeed, an enthusiastic type, have met her a couple of times, and hope she (and THEY) don't destroy anything (like ME!) while I'm there!

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 08:11 AM

6. I grew up with boxers

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A total of 5. All were well mannered and taught to behave that way. One must forgive the puppy period but as adults you bet they can be very well trained.

Now I have 5 Newfoundlands. Now we can talk about distruction as pups LOL. They are well mannered as adults if you and your home make it until then.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:22 AM

4. I'm sorry you've been in the hospital and I hope things get better.

But puppies are puppies and they'll destroy everything. Three summers ago, I had 35 plants in pots on my deck after getting a three and a half month old golden retreiver/siberian husky mix puppy in May. By the end of the summer, he'd destroyed every single one of them. Then he knocked down the last one left, which was a plant in a ceramic cookie jar. He knocked it down and it broke, then he tried to dig in the dirt and cut his foot so badly that he needed surgery. A few weeks later, he chewed out his stitches and had to go back and have surgery again. That idiot puppy had his foot wrapped up and the cone of shame around his neck til Thanksgiving. I thought there was no hope for him and he'd be a pain in the neck forever. But now, he's three and is an amazing dog who knows what you're thinking before you even say it and doesn't touch ANYTHING that doesn't belong to him. It does get better...

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:03 AM

7. Puppy is bored without you.

I have a young Border Collie and we occasionally have similar problems when I am sick, injured or just really busy with other things. Today he was dangling my son's shoe by the lace and looking right at me as if to say "Find something interesting for me to do or the shoe gets it!" I filled his Kong toy up with treats while I finished breakfast and then threw the frisbee for him until he almost passed out. Which is a loooong time for a BC.

Does your Boxer chase balls? You could get one of those fancy ball thrower things, I forget what they are called. But you load the ball into the end of the stick and it allows you to throw much farther with less effort. I used that while I was recovering from ankle surgery recently. Also Kongs or any toy that you can load with a treat and it takes a long time for the dog to get it out are great. I have at least four different kinds. I rotate them through so he doesn't get too bored with just one. Burns mental bandwidth.

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Response to demtenjeep (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 02:48 AM

8. Ooh, bummer. Reminds me of when years ago a friend's Great Dane ate his car...

It was a Fiat 124 and it was hilarious watching him take off with that huge dog riding shotgun.

One weekend they went away and locked the dog in the garage with the car. Came back and found the top ripped off and almost all of the interior chewed-- poor dog wanted to go for a ride.

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