Tuxedodog Posted January 29, 2010 Report Share Posted January 29, 2010 Sorry, this is long. I came home from work on Tuesday to be greeted by Buster running down the driveway to meet me. I opened up the door and he rode up to the house and I let him out into the yard. I though my husband ( a major creature of habit) had slipped his clutches and forgot to put him in the garage before he left for work. Not so, Buster clawed and chewed his way out of the bottom fiberglass panel - hunks of bloody fiberglass all over the garage floor. Plywood was applied across the bottom of the whole door, and a call to my neighbor was placed in the unlikely event that it happened again and he was out roaming the neighborhood. Day two was a call from my neighbor who went to walk him home and he ran ahead and stood at the gate barking until he was let into the yard. Another level of plywood was added after the temporary fix was applied amd failed, and he was at my neighbor's when my husband got up to let him out in the morning. This following a comment that he is fine when we are home and doesn't try to get out, so there was no need to fix it that night. Day 3 was a mid day call from my neighbor, she thought she saw another hole in the garage door, so she drove over and Buster was sitting at the gate waiting to be let into the yard. This was from the 3rd tier of the door. Right after we went to bed last night we could hear him freaking out in the garage, and my husband went out an screamed at him, this is way out of character for my husband. I don't blame him, half of it is my husband being distressed over this increasingly destructive behavior,and worrying what is going on in Buster's little doggy mind. He told me do something for the dog! This morning it was 14 degrees when we left for work, and we left him out in the yard. If somehow he got through the top level of the door, he would probably kill himself from the fall, I was surprised he wasn't really hurt from yesterday's events. We had resigned ourselves to Buster trashing the place while we weren't at home since no matter how much quality time we spent with him and a round of Prozac made no positive changes. There are a few things about his behavior that make no sense to me. I can take him in the car and leave him there while I run short errands, and I come back to him sleeping in the back seat, or looking out the window. He shows no distress when we leave each day, all of this happens after we are gone. Last night I took off his collar to attach his 2010 license and he was extremely uneasy. I had the worst time trying to get the tag attached while he was trying to get me to put his collar back on. I would ask for some Mojo to help Buster through the next week until his appointment a week from Monday. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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