Oh Yeah, her middle name is T-R-O-U-B-L-E! OMG! The past 3 days or so we have been battling the naughtiest puppy in the whole world! You know the Toddlers Laws Of Property? Well if you aren’t familiar with it it pretty much states that no matter what the object in question and every other object around is the toddlers. Well, that about sums up our puppy’s mindset right now. Everything is hers and I mean everything. It’s like she’s on a mission to be as naughty as she possibly can be. She is grabbing our watches, our phones, the kids’ toys, the garbage, items from my purse, anything she can reach off of counters and tabletops. At first, it was pretty adorable. She seemed to be obsessed with my 13 years old’s phone and phone case. If she went to the bathroom or went out to the kitchen to get a drink of water, BooBoo would take her phone and hide it. It was pretty funny at first because she seemed to be after that one particular item after an incident where our daughter was paying too much attention to her phone and not enough attention to the puppy or so BooBoo thought. It was such a deliberate act and BooBoo was ready and waiting for our daughter to notice it was missing and go looking for it. When she happened to understand that it was the puppy that did away with it even better. BooBoo was so proud of herself and seemed to revel in the fact that she was so clever. I mean, after all, she was getting the attention she was originally seeking.
Well, she seems to have figured out the equation. Our most prized objects over BooBoo grabbing and hiding them equals the attention she is after or in her language major playtime. The problem is she is doing some major damage. Eyeglasses are being destroyed, rubber phone case has torn in two, shoes in shreds, watches scratched, and the list goes on. I tell you I am at my wit’s end. I have no idea what to do. I guess we just put everything up higher than she is which is pretty darn high at this point- she’s getting bigger every day as puppies have the tendency to do :O). And everything else we just need to keep behind locked doors. Poor thing- she’s dis-invited and downright banned from almost every room. All we can do is hope that she settles down and as she ages (she’s only 5 months right now) she stops doing these things.
Have any of you got any similar stories? If so, what were your solutions?