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  • October 27, 2016, 07:57:37 PM

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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #1035 on: October 12, 2016, 12:02:30 PM »
The first time, I had put a very large container (think an under-the-bed storage box) out as a litter box and filled it with pine-based litter, and it was near the back door.  Instead of demanding to go out he just went over to the box and used it...

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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #1036 on: October 12, 2016, 01:34:47 PM »
My aunt trained her great dane to use a spot in the garden - it was a hole dug out and filled with gravel, and she had a can of Jeyes Fluid [disinfects] next to it for the liquids, and she would scoop the solids...

So not litter box, but she didn't have to police the entire garden for massive poops.  We always thought he wasn't the brightest spark, but he must have been intelligent enough for that.
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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #1037 on: October 19, 2016, 02:45:59 AM »
Dear Socks and Amelia,

Leaving a bone in the kitchen doorway is a good way to remember where you have left it.  However you both got quite worried when I stepped on it and turned my ankle.  I'm sorry I scared you when I made all those strange noises, and then wouldn't let you, Socks, on the sofa with me because you bounced on my ankle.  Amelia you can stop looking smug - you curled up very small and didn't move, so you got to stay. 

Yes, I'm sorry that today your walk was a very short one because my ankle is puffy and interesting colours, but we'll get back to normal soon - except that bones are now garden toys only!

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Re: Dear Dog:
« Reply #1038 on: October 19, 2016, 03:21:22 PM »

I'm glad that you like guarding me, but you don't have to growl when you hear the mailman on the porch. You would just run around and lick him if I let you outside anyway. Thanks for trying though.