Post # 1
This morning I walk down the stairs to see our 6 1/2 week old puppy trying to squeeze his chubby but under the TV cabinet. I said “Boo” (his name) he turned around and looked at me and then flew back to his room and squeezed his but back in.
He was in there with a gate up when I went upstairs! I am not sure if this is purely coincidence but when I looked in there to see how he got out I noticed he dragged his water bowl out of the way (without spilling a drop!) then dragged his bed infront of the gate.
He used the bed to prop himself up enough to push out the top of the gate and then pushed out the bottom and squeezed through. I know this because after I fixed the gate he started to do it again. I blocked the gate off with chairs and the trash can so hopefully he won’t get out today.
Am I crazy or was this a previously thought out plan? It certainly looks that way! I feel like he is too little to be starting this already but I must be wrong.
Last week he was sick and had me worried… Today he has me worried there won’t be a house when I get home
Post # 3
Haha I think your pup is a smart little Boo. Our boy, Charlie, ripped through three kennels before we invested in a thick metal one. He didn’t escape, he ripped it apart.
Post # 4
Haha! That is so funny! Dogs are smart animals! I had a Rotty puppy that did something similar. She could get out of her kennel, and I have no idea how, but I would come home and she would greet me at the door! I ended up locking her kennel and then turning it around so the door part was against a wall. Sometimes you just have to get crafty!! Good luck! haha.
Post # 5
I don’t know if it’s normal, but you certainly have a very clever puppy on your hands.
Post # 6
Oh yes. Our beagle has escape so many times it’s not even funny. Dogs can be crafty when left to their own devices. I feel your pain!
Post # 7
Dogs can be very smart! And they can squeeze into places you wouldn’t expect. We have a extra tall dog gate with a small cat door. Our 50lb dog squeezed through that tiny hole last night. A hole meant for a 10lb cat! We had to make the door only open a few inches, just enough for our cat to squeeze through so now he can’t go through.
Post # 8
@Fair-ytalelove: I’m sorry, I know you’re worried, but laughing over here imagining a little 6 1/2 week old puppy doing this! Too funny. @mixtapehearts is right, they’re very crafty.
After we moved, I had my mom watching our yorkie (new place for him and we were worried to leave him just yet). Well shortly after we left, she said she caught him doing a balancing act on the back of the couch, trying to paw at the door knob! Lol. They’re very smart.
Post # 9
LOL… You’re puppy is going to be a handful when he’s an adult dog. But yes, dogs are smart animals and can get crafty! Good luck and try not to worry.
Post # 10
@krystallite: Haha that is too cute with your Yorkie!
Its ok that you are laughing I keep thinking about it and giggling in my office. I just can’t believe how smart and brazen he is for being so young. When we got him everyone was like “he is too little. You have to be careful he shouldn’t have left his mother. All he will do is sleep and eat anyway”. Yeah right he is nuts and def doesn’t act like a baby lol.
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Wow! What kind of dog is he? Our pit bull used to open the front door and chase cars. Really irritating. That dog could even open doors with round knobs!
Post # 12
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
Sounds like you’ve got a smart pup on your hands! Better get to training him or he’s going to run the place 🙂
Post # 13
@Christy42213: That is crazy about your puppy. Hopefull when he is tall enough he will not be able to get a door open lol.
The people we got him from told us he is a lab heeler mix but we now believe he is german shorthaired pointer also.
He is so young and already pointing which is kind of crazy. When we saw his mom we knew she wasn’t just a heeler and we think she may have been a heeler pointer mix. They also told us that the mother would kill small animals that came near the house and that is a characteristic of pointers.
If we are correct then were in trouble because this will be the first of many escapades.
Post # 14
Totally a thought out plan!
My dog is also an escape artist. When we take her to the dog park, she isn’t at all interested in the other dogs. She walks around the perimiter and looks for an opening. It’s like we’re watching an episode of Prison Break.
Post # 15
Sounds like a normal clever puppy to me. You’ve got your hands full!
Post # 16
Well bees he didn’t get out again… However my husband seems to be taking every precaution. This is what I came home to last night.
And this is the angel we brought, home what a difference a week and a half makes!