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    Today is the first time in a very long that Iím leaving the doors open to the boysí crates while Iím at work. They are in an enclosed guest bedroom which I had to ďpuppy proofĒ (yes, they can still act like pups), as best as I could before work. Thereís a twin bed in there, plus I put their own little beds in the room.

    Iíve been thinking of them all day and am wondering if I did the right thing or not. I just donít want to come home to find that they ate my floor boards or they got into a vicious fight with another, or ate the knobs off of the dresser. Iím making up all these worst-case scenarios in my mind thatís making me really cuckoo (well, more cuckoo than usual).

    Times like this I wish I had installed a video cam so I can at least check their behavior thru the day instead of making up these wild stories in my head.

    Iím hoping theyíll behave themselves enough to one day graduate to getting more rooms available to them while Iím away for the day.

    Today is a huge first step!




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    I think they will be fine, they will probably sleep most of the day and sit and stare at each other and say over and over again, when's mommy coming home? You won't ever know what they will do until you do something like this anyways. Now if you left the evil bookend in there I would be worried but I don't think you did.

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    They will be ok!! more than likely just sleeping. We blocked off the dog we had for our rescue visit the other day and when we came home the gate was knocked down and he was snuggled up with Ruthie. Here i was thinking the worst about him that he was going to destroy everything, potty everywhere, eat a cat, but nope, laying there like a good boy! Good luck and let us know how they do!

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    Paws crossed for you. This is a huge step and hopefully Tate and Finn haven't decided to eat the furniture or the house. Keep thinking positive thoughts and pictures of snoring bullies in your head to ease the worry.
    Bulldogs are like potato chips. You just can't stop with one.

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    Installing a webcam was the best thing we did when we starting leaving Ruckus at home alone. Checking in on him gives me a lot of peace of mind when we have to be gone at work during the day. One great feature is that we can talk to him through the camera so if we catch him chewing the furniture a gentle warning from above normally stops him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8erjackie View Post
    Installing a webcam was the best thing we did when we starting leaving Ruckus at home alone. Checking in on him gives me a lot of peace of mind when we have to be gone at work during the day. One great feature is that we can talk to him through the camera so if we catch him chewing the furniture a gentle warning from above normally stops him.
    that's pretty neat that you can speak to him thru the webcam. May i ask the make/model of yours? i need to look into one of these gadgets!




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    Well I'm late on here, had a busy day w/the grand baby!!! I hope your boys behaved themselves… LOL

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    I love the voice feature! I have the "Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision" from Amazon. I got it in white and mounted it on the ceiling so it's not really noticeable and it gives me a 360 view of my living room and kitchen, which allows me to spy on all of the pup's favorite sleeping spots. You can download an app for your smartphone or view the feed in a browser.

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    Well.....good luck, and I truly mean that!! Amber has been out for a long time and even now she loses her mind on occassion. I had to put Ruby back in her crate during the day because two bord bullies equates to a ransacked house and I lost toliet paper, books, remote controls, legs to the end tables, power strips destroyed, gallon jugs of water knawed open, gallon jug of cooking oil all over the place, shower curtain was their tug of war play time; when the two of them are left out together there is an endless supply of carnage of my personnel affects. They can only be out together when someone is there to see what they are up to. Even alone, Amber gets bord and every once in a while will tear something up; its like she goes looking to see what she can reach to entertain herself. I swear she is part billy goat!!

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    Wondering on the outcome. Fingers crossed that they didn't make a doggy door out of the bedroom door


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    Thankfully, no broken walls or floors, no shredded up mattress, and the boys were all intact The downer though was that there was pee and poop on the floor. They're able to hold it while in their crates but still not when they're roaming free. So…i think i will crate them tomorrow until i can figure out the potty part. Maybe i will try again this weekend and keep them in the room for a couple hours only and build it up to longer periods of time. It's not their fault, they just haven't learned yet.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Thankfully, no broken walls or floors, no shredded up mattress, and the boys were all intact The downer though was that there was pee and poop on the floor. They're able to hold it while in their crates but still not when they're roaming free. So…i think i will crate them tomorrow until i can figure out the potty part. Maybe i will try again this weekend and keep them in the room for a couple hours only and build it up to longer periods of time. It's not their fault, they just haven't learned yet.
    That's good, they're like little babies a little at a time and they'll both be able to handle it.

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