Our Kelpie puppy Bonzo has been getting up to a fair bit of mischief. He’s’ been losing his baby teeth, so he’s been gnawing on everything. He’s also a digger which I’m told is common in the breed, and he’s stubborn as a mule. Anytime I turn my back, he’s up to something, often with all four feet up on the living room table snatching a pen or something else.
In addition to all of this. He’s chewed up a number of balls, pens, an eraser, one of Lilith’s socks, don’t know how many toilet paper rolls, Q-tips, and lots of other things. One positive in all this is that he’ll eat anything. He isn’t fussy about his food. The same is a negative, though, since he does eat anything (rubber, plastic, insulation, cotton, and so on). And then there’s this:
I really don’t like housework…but I love Bonzo, so I just have to put up with the hairs.
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Oh yeah, puppies are adorable but that chewing and potty training stage is definitely not for me! Been there, done that! Eek! Good luck!
Thanks 🙂 I’m happy to say we seem to be out of the potty training stage now. He’s also going to be a big boy for a Kelpie. The males are usually between 14 – 22 kg (30 – 48 lbs), but he’s at 17.5 kg (38.6 lbs) already, and only 5 months old. He hasn’t got any surplus fat on him, but his daddy was big though.
You need a dog whisperer, they can find out why he is so much like he is, they have the nack!
He’s just being a typical Kelpie puppy. Hes no worse than other confident, energetic puppies. We deliberately chose the biggest, most confident puppy of the litter. He’s taking to training really well, so I think I’ll manage. He’ll be getting more exercise now that he’s larger, that will take care of some of it. We’ve considered getting a slightly older female dog to keep him company (and keep him in check) though.
I hear you on that one! I hate housework too, but for the sake of staying on top of the millions of feathers my budgies drop, I sweep and hoover regularly.
I request puppy pictures next! 🙂
I’ll get some pictures for you 🙂
Well, that is what puppies are all about the chewing and the gnawing. Adorable bundles of joy they are yet, they somehow manage to double the housework too. And I cannot help but love my little bundle of joy Bailey because he has to be most lovable companion ever and I am sure Bonzo gives the same joy to you too. Much Love
Yes. This one has turned out to be an extreme chewer in that he can destroy whatever he wants, even the special strength toys