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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Post Chair hopping,table hopping,oh NO!!!

Well DUncan has learned to hop on the chairs onto the table.He is notorious.He shredded a bunch of napkins on the table yesterday,UGH!!
He is getting so brave and I am getting more worried that with these new found abilities he'll break a leg or something!!
He is always being told to get down but chooses to ignore us,but not my hubby.One stern no from him and he stops completely and goes into a corner.
I know I'm a softie with him,but how can I get him to listen to me better????
You are all aware of that "LOOK" they give you and I simply melt.Too bad my kids can't do that,LOL!!!
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Dot, thank you for posting this, I need help also. My DH let Smarty jump into a dinnig room chair Sat. night (we had dog friends over). That was the only invitation she needed to get on our tables, my desk and anything she sees she thinks might be fun. She is like a cat and I am also scared she will break something.

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An old trick that I learned with Cats, might work in this case. Put aluminum foil on the table,or chairs where he would jump up. The feel & sound spooks them and after a few times they dont go up again. Yes that look can be dangerous, I get it whenever Logan has an accident in the house & I have a very had time reprimanding him!!!
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Dot--I read your post and I think of the youtube video of the Hav pushing a chair to the counter to get cookies out of the cookie jar. I laughed, but I know this is driving you crazy.

I would also be concerned that his new found abilities might cause him to break or destroy something valuable a long with his leg.

I am thinking that you may have to go back to basics: crate him when he can't be watched, use a leash to tether him to you, etc.
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Not only do you have to worry about them breaking something, but some people keep their vitamins on the table, which can mean poisoning & also when they get down, they seem to forget that they got up by way of chair, and jump to the floor, opening them up to injuries. I would try to nip it in the bud right away, the aliminum foil is the cheap route, but very effective.
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The foil works well. Always make sure the chairs are completely pushed in under the table.

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You have some great advice so far They are clever lil' dogs, aren't they?

My husband actually put Gucci on the dining room chair one time to eat with us!! yikes! I was so flipped out that he was teaching her a bad habit, (just to get a picture) but she hasn't gotten up there on her own since. I would try the foil and pushing the chairs under the table.

The bitter apple spray works WONDERS in this house. She won't go anywhere near anything that has been sprayed.

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Our kitchen table HAS NO CHAIRS AROUND IT ANYMORE! It seems Mr. Valentino....better known as "The Havanator".......has climbed up on the table several times in our absence and completely shredded everything & anything that was shreddable! Of course when we returned he was so darn proud of himself that i had to laugh. Not too funny while I had to clean it up! I would have LOVED to have been a fly on the wall just to see what my other two were doing. More than likely what they always do.....just lay & watch the action!!
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Boy that shredding gene is strong! With Cash he even refuses a treat if he has paper in his mouth (did I mention he is a little piggy normally) I use bitter apple too. I am going to have to start spraying my waste baskets... today he sat in my office whining for attention. You know that pathetic, "pay atention to meeeeeeee" whine ---well no sooner than I got up from my chair (that protected the trash can under my desk) and said "Ok let's play" he had snuck in and obsconded with a piece of tissue. I would try the tin foil. we don't have table jumping yet but I will keep it in the back of my mind for when it happens




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One time we had friends over for dinner and were eating outside at the patio table. Well, I went in the house to get something and I guess everyone at the table outside walked away. I glanced out the sliding door to the table and guess what ... two of our Hav's were up there cleaning up the plates and leftover food!! Of course this was just after I was telling everyone how well behaved my furbabies were!

Needless to say, all chairs are now firmly kept pushed into/under the tables so the little scoundrels can't do it again!!
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