Post # 1
This is Bitey. She’s a 10 lb Pomeranian. She stands roughly 17 inches tall.
This is the gate to Bitey’s room…it’s 41″ tall and she can JUMP OVER IT! My husband started coming home to find her roaming around the house. There’s no way she can squeeze thru it and it was locked when he got home.
Is this normal? Or should I just buy her a tiny cape?
Post # 3
i belive it we had a pom…and it is amazing what she can do….she prob squeezed her self throught the gate….you would be amazied how skinny they are!!! we kept ours shaved and she was so tiny under all that fur.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
HA! That is an extremely impressive feat…Based on my experience with my own 10lb puppy whom we believe to be a Jack Russell mix (JRs are known for their jumping abilities) I’d say that is NOT normal and congrats on your super-dog!
BTW, I am obsessed with Pomeranians and yours is too adorable for words!! EEEEEEK!
Post # 5
@camrie: i have no suggestions on if this is normal or not for a pom, but i had to comment on how proud of herself she looks in the pic where youre measuring her! adorable! i have a pit, and she climbs things all. the. time. but i cant even see anything she couldve climbed up on there – its crazy!
Post # 6
@FutureHarp: Yeah but I don’t think her skull would fit thru those bars.
We keep ours shaved in the summer so I know they’re a lot skinnier than they look but I don’t think there’s any way she wedged herself thru there.
Post # 7
my boston terrier used to climb the chain linked fence. lol
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant
I wouldn’t say it’s completely unheard of to have a dog of that size jump over that gate. My dogs can jump about 3 times their body height. Just to be sure though, maybe tape some cardboard to the gate for a little while to see if that helps?
Super cute dog! I love her!
Post # 9
I had a yorkie and it was amazing what he could squeeze through. Even more amazing was what he could jump over. He could straight clear a 4′ fence…and if he had a running start he could hit about 4’6.
I say it’s totally possible that she did either. I say get her a cape regardless and then set up a video camera and figure out exactly what she’s doing.
ETA: your dog is beyond adorable 🙂
Post # 10
Hahaha Bitey looks SO darn proud to be 17 inches tall. Love it!
Post # 11
@missfireslayer: She was actually terrified of the tape measure to begin with, no idea why…but treats make everything better.
Post # 12
I’m putting in a vote for somehow sqeezing through.
Our 45 lb lab mix somehow figured out how to unlatch one of the two latches on her crate and we’d come home to her running around the apartment with the crate only 1/2 latched. I can see how big (and by that I mean small) of a gap the 1/2 latched crate provides and it is hard to believe that she can squeeze through it!
Post # 13
Just had to say you made me laugh with the comment about buying a little cape…it sure would be cute!
Post # 14
lol okay first of all? naming a dog bitey? hilarious, and also tempting fate haha. hopefully not a self-fulfilling prophecy? 🙂
also… it is definitely not normal, but i believe it. motivated pets do weird things lol.
lastly– loove the pic of her with the measuring tape. too funny. and you should definitely buy a cape. 🙂
Post # 15
Hahaha she’s adorable! I love it!
Post # 16
@Mrs.KMM: When we got our second yorkie we put them in crate together and they figured out if they dug hard enough at the bottom one (the same one with the freaky jumping abilities) could sneak through, then he would unlatch the gate from the outside….we had to start using clips to clip the bottom and the latch shut.