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Mark left for his week in Hawaii yesterday morning. This is his first TDY since we've had her. Yo and Petri are old hands at it, in fact, when he's packing we have to keep his bags behind a closed door because either one or both will pee on them (but they only do this before he leaves, not when he comes back).
Anyway, I have until Friday to work on Chi staying off of the furniture before he comes home! See I can work on her all day long but as soon as he gets home at night, he screws it all up. "She's just a little baby..." he'll say as he pulls her onto the couch with him...
I spent the better part of last night with an upholstry needle in hand sewing up the cushions - not a fun job. Now, she only chews on the cushions when I'm not here and he doesn't watch her nearly as closely as I do. So the cushions are now fixed (and don't look too bad I might add :) and she is off the couch! Yesterday I employed Ceasar's "calm and assertive" strategy and it worked very well :) But every time I would redirect her to her chair, she'd look at me like "just wait til Daddy gets home..."
 

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LOL!!!!!!! You are riot!! I tell ya, they just don't give Ceasar the looks they give us I swear!! Every now and then I get in the mind set that I don't allow any dogs on the couch, even supermodel dobiegirls!! And I get such a STARE! Wow if I could get THAT kind of attention when we work too, could you image!! Even if I put her in a down/stay on her bed, she still cranes her neck to where she can just barely see me and STARES intently!
 

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TracyJo said:
But every time I would redirect her to her chair, she'd look at me like "just wait til Daddy gets home..."
Yes, that look! Oh, I know it so well....... And I particularly love the dejected dobe slowly wandering off into the direction of your finger pointing, and the miserable, sad, look back over the shoulder, as if you are some sort of dobe basher!

TracyJo, multiskilling again, now an upholsterer. :)
 

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also the slow slinking while looking you right in the eye, as if they were invisible....That is a personal favorite. that and the one where you KNOW they are thinking that YOU have lost your mind for not wanting then on the couch or under your covers, or in the pantry or in the drivers seat.....

Tracy Jo - time to fish out the bitter apple again for the couch!

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TracyJo said:
Mark left for his week in Hawaii yesterday morning. This is his first TDY since we've had her. Yo and Petri are old hands at it, in fact, when he's packing we have to keep his bags behind a closed door because either one or both will pee on them (but they only do this before he leaves, not when he comes back).
Anyway, I have until Friday to work on Chi staying off of the furniture before he comes home! See I can work on her all day long but as soon as he gets home at night, he screws it all up. "She's just a little baby..." he'll say as he pulls her onto the couch with him...
I spent the better part of last night with an upholstry needle in hand sewing up the cushions - not a fun job. Now, she only chews on the cushions when I'm not here and he doesn't watch her nearly as closely as I do. So the cushions are now fixed (and don't look too bad I might add :) and she is off the couch! Yesterday I employed Ceasar's "calm and assertive" strategy and it worked very well :) But every time I would redirect her to her chair, she'd look at me like "just wait til Daddy gets home..."

do u have a video of Chi on http://www.youtube.com ? because I entered in Doberman Pinscher and a video titled Chihiro came up :)
 
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