02-18-2018, 10:37 AM
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Dog getting into things
Hey guys, I have a 12 year old lab mix. We had him for 10 1/2 years, and while we've always had to make sure not to leave food unattended in his reach, lately he's been going out of his way to get stuff when alone. Twice we've come home to stove top fires because he's accidently turned on the burner while attemping to get an (empty!) dish off the top of the stove. We know it's him and not the other dog because once we came home to flour spread all over the floor and it was all over only him, none on the other dog.
He's now eating paper towels, plastic, cardboard, anything he can get into.
He can't be crated or otherwise confined. We've tried that several times over the years and he just destroys everything and/or injures himself trying to get loose.
Can this be stopped, or do we just have to continue trying our hardest to make sure there's nothing for him to get (we have to spend like 15 minutes Dude-proofing the house before we go anywhere and then just hoping we got everything)?