Dog Gone Wild

In the last few weeks we have been bringing more baby stuff home, and since then, Mason has started to rebel.  At first he would simply grab the stuffed animals and prance them around the house. 

But since we moved the bed out of the spare bedroom – which is now the nursery, Mason has gone wild.  You see, the spare bed was where Mason slept at night – and now it has been replaced by a crib.  

Now when we go to work, or even just out for a while, he will pull everything possible from the counters, the tables, and if possible chew it up.  He hast eaten 2 health food bars (and the wrappers) from a gift bag,  ripped apart tetra soup boxes, grabbed my ipod (luckily he didnt’ chew it) and countless other things…  Every lunch hour is an adventure.

I know he is just reacting to the changes – but I think it is time for him to go back into his crate while we are not at home.

Has anyone else had similar situations?

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5 responses

  1. Poor Mason! Can Mason still sleep in the spare bed in another room or is completely gone? Make sure he gets some extra one on one time. Maybe some extra walks. Give him the chance to spend time in the nursery so it can be a happy place for him before Alex comes home. Good luck Krista!

  2. Oh man – we had a similar situation with Roxy when we moved. One day she decided to illustrate her frustration on a box of my shoes. She ruined 13 shoes that day. It was very upsetting for both of us! I’d say giving Mason a special spot of his own might help, and maybe some special toys for him in the mix?

  3. Last weekend I bought an area rug for our nursery. Like I mentioned in previous posts the nursery is still pretty bare… however, I put it on the floor in the nursery and our dog Johnson was smelling it, but pretty much left it alone. BUT, when we woke up the next morning Johnson was no where to be found. A famous game he plays when he has done something wrong. I called him and called him… then I walked past the nursery. Dear Johnson had torn chewed the rug. Thankfully he didn’t destroy it. He just felt the need to leave his mark on it… From what I hear, first born children often has this reaction to a new sibling…LOL!

  4. I would def. recommend giving Mason some extra one on one time. If you no longer have a bed for him to sleep on, maybe get him his very own doggy bed and let him know he is still important and loved. He just doesn’t want you to leave him out… especially when Alex comes home.

  5. Oh Krista
    Mason just needs to know he is still your boy. Dogs are pack animals and he is sensing a change in the pack. Even though he is behaving badly he is acting like a two year old (get ready you will be there soon enough :)) Some new toys for him and some extra exercise. I like the idea of letting him sleep on the spare bed it is his after all! He will be great when Alex comes home he just wants to make sure you don’t forget him.

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