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    Angry Need ideas

    So, little Miss Eloise is a bully lol I have a baby gate that I attempt to use to block her from getting out of the living room when we are home. When we are not home she is crated. But she knocks it down. Body slams it so it falls, or if I try to just prop it up, she will literally pick it up and set it aside. I have seen her do this. It's crazy lol I'm running out of ideas. I have tried to use other things to block it off, but she manages to push everything out of her way or knock it over. Help lol

    And sorry I havent been on lately, its getting close to finals week (Next week) so all the professors are cramming it all in lol
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    Chunk is not allowed in the office so he REALLY wants in there, when hegoes too close to the doorway I give him a firm 'NO' and if he takes another step I shoot him with a nerf dart... it dosn't hurt him, just shocks him... it worked to stop him from humping. Ok so you won't find that in a training book but hey it works but collect the dart before she can eat it.

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    Default Re: Need ideas

    Before I crated my boys, I used to leave them loose in the kitchen/laundry room area. I would literally "barricade" them in there, pushing my dining room table, heavy boxes of books, chairs, whatever I could find, against the dining room door so they wouldn't get out of the kitchen. It worked but it was so much work every morning before work and then coming home, I'd have to un-barricade everything. Now they're just crated during the day.

    You might want to look for one of the more heavy duty gates that are available. If you do, let me know what u find b/c i'd be interested as well!




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    What is on each side of the gate like a cabinet, a door, spindles etc?
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    We use a spring loaded baby gate and use it to block the upstairs when we are gone and Guinness gets to be foot loose and fancy free....it's garage sale season so be on the look out...I think I maybe paid $10 but its pretty sturdy & I have even been known to have trouble getting it down...embarrassing to have to climb over the baby gate as a grown up to use the bathroom

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    Default Re: Need ideas

    @PsychoPixie, I have missed you! Good luck with your finals. Eloise sounds like an active little girl! I think stopping the behavior when she tries to pull or push down the gate with a firm "no" after getting her attention make take some time, but it should work. I never thought about Nerf darts, but there are a lot of things you can use to get her attention. A pop can with some marbles in it can get their attention when shaken.




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    Good Luck with your finals...

    I suggest Dobermans and razor wire...works every time!

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    She always waits untill I am out of the room, like when I go to the bathroom. So I never am able to catch her. The one day I was in the kitchen I saw her pick the gate up, and set it aside. I just kinda sat there like what? lol
    I live in a very old building. It used to be a house or something and they turned it into apartments. The door ways are uneven so getting the gate up is harder then heck lol So I made it as long as it will go, and prop it up with a tall laundry basket full of stuff (What ever will make it heavy lol) and a box of books. So far that seems to work more than most. She was able to some how get over or through when I was in the bathtub lol I will have to try the nerf thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truffle shuffle View Post
    I shoot him with a nerf dart... it dosn't hurt him, just shocks him... it worked to stop him from humping. Ok so you won't find that in a training book but hey it works but collect the dart before she can eat it.
    .... that is freakin hysterical, banks would definitely get to it before I did so it would be a no go... we use water in a spray bottle
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    I live in an apartment with one really wide doorway. I got an extra-large plastic gate that screws into each side of the doorway. I'm probably going to get dinged on my security deposit but it's worth it. It lifts and then retracts to open and walk through and then it shuts securely. Agnes has barreled into it, but she just bounces off! I bought it on Amazon for less than $40.

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    Default Re: Need ideas

    Fortunately for us Bacon is scared less of the gates, is there anything he really doesn't like, perhaps put the vacuum on the other side of the gate as a deterrent?

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    OMG what is the brand of that gate @heavyblankets
    I wish Ella was afraid of the vacume, but nope lol Nothing scares this girl lol Ok, so the Beagle down the street did when he would bark at her, but once she met him, now she acts tough lol
    Im afraid that not even the gate would work any more. She is a big girl lol Weighed in today at 20.5 lbs lol
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