My dog eats walls. Have I mentioned that before? It’s true, she does. Nola, not Penelope and not all the time. Nope, she likes to play coy and innocent until our guard is completely down and then she swoops in to make a feast of drywall. We’ve been trying to wean the dogs off of their crates during the day and then hopefully, slowly let them have the crates as optional throughout the night as well.
This is how it usually goes, we leave them out and all goes well for a couple of weeks. We get comfortable. We think “hey, this is great! They’re doing so well! They love it! We’re happy! They’re happy! Life is woooonderful!” and then BOOM. You come home and within a few minutes notice the drywall carnage. We patch it up right away, every time, but really?
I was not a happy camper last night. We left them out for a little bit(dumb on our parts) after they’d been in their crates all day and we had to run an errand or two. I came home to a second hole in the wall AND Nola ate half the binding off of a Nutella cookbook Adam received as a gift when he lived in Italy. Sure, it’s all in Italian but it’s NUTELLA!
After dinner, our respective sweet tooths(sweet teeth? tooth?) were hankering for some sugar. Now, I don’t remember who had this brilliant idea but this sure did happen tonight.
We loaded up the pups, put the heat on and the windows down and ventured out for some fried dough covered in a heavenly glaze. Worth it. And, well, now I feel so much better about the whole thing. I think Krispy Kreme makes everything better, don’t you?
So, friends, anyone ever wean dogs off of their crates? Any advice? Any at all?