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Old 09-18-2018, 12:47 PM
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Puppy taking washing off line

I have a 5 month Border Collie, she is generally well behaved. However she jumps at washing when it is on the line, pulling it off just leaves it on the ground. Also she knocks the kicken bin over alot, wripping the bag in bits.

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Old 09-18-2018, 07:37 PM
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She is a puppy, puppies don't know they shouldn't do these things. The bin is easy to fix, put it where the puppy cannot get to it or get one with a locking lid. The days the laundry is out there, don't let the puppy out unless you go with her and keep her attention off the washing. Do some training with her on things like sit, down, coming when called. Give her something to think about and do.
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Is it possible to move the clothes line & fence off a bit so its not accessable, or hang on racks inside in a spare room or deck. Not so tempting when its not waving in the wind.
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You can get bins that attach to the inside of a cupboard too.
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Border Collies are so smart and love a job. I am betting she thinks she is "helping" you do laundry!!

What about making her a FLIRT POLE and tying it up high from a tree? Play with her and the flirt pole and teach her she can play with that, but no thanks for her laundry assistance.

You can make one cheaply by looking it up online. If you read how to use it properly, the flirt pole can really help teach impulse control. Plus it is great exercise for your dog!! My new pup loves it.

We used some strong cord, an old mop handle and an old Tshirt and hung it from a tree in our backyard. We also made a handheld version of the flirt pole to play with her as we run around the yard together.

You could also teach your pup to really help you do laundry. I am working on "take" and "put' with my Puma pup. She will now take a stuffed animal and put it in a basket on cue. Or she will take a crumpled piece of paper and put it in a wastebasket on cue. Pretty cool trick. She loves a job, too!

I am now working on trying to get her to "put" my socks that she loves to steal into a bucket...hahaha. She would rather resource guard my stinky socks for some reason. Such a prize to her. But yesterday with some coaxing and cheese she opted to play the "put" game with those smelly socks

And I agree, keep all trash bins out of reach of lil doggies. Way too tempting to pups!! Remember, always set them up for success when they are young, and it will pay off hugely for life!
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