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Too smart.

Postby nnguyentang » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:26 am

So my little violet is now 4 months old, just got her rabies shot and weighing at 26 lbs. My vet tells me she should double her weight when fully grown.. (: so we are excited. I bought a gate to keep her in my room and out of trouble. She figured out how to open the gate with her nose. Too smart. Haha i love it and hate it, now I have to keep the door shut.. But new topic. I brought her to my new job to a puppy play group to socialize and she is doing so well. Proud momma.
-Nat and Violet

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Re: Too smart.

Postby Sarahloo » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:42 am

Get a lock for the gate or something. We can still outsmart our Chows, if we try really really hard!
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Re: Too smart.

Postby Judy Fox » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:07 pm

Yes - gates are easy-peasy to chows but you can outwit them! :lol:
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Re: Too smart.

Postby TyChowgirl » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:14 pm

Gates are not a problem if you spend the time to teach them to respect the barriers you put up. I have a baby gate that I can learn precariously against a corner of a wall and Ty will not cross it. He could easily knock it over and as a small puppy he could wiggle through until he learned he wasn't allowed to. Work on this and YOU can outwit your chow :)
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Re: Too smart.

Postby bellachow » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:57 pm

I too use a baby gate with Belle when she is in time-out or if people she doesnt like comes over. She never tries to cross but is the rare barker & will let me know her displeasure at being behind the gate. I outsmarted her by putting a small blanket over the gate...out of sight, out of mind. \:D/

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Re: Too smart.

Postby Rio » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:41 pm

We have baby gates up for Rio and my grandson, there is also one that goes to the cats room that has a small kitty-flap for them. Rio smushes his face up against them like a convict, he is funny.

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Re: Too smart.

Postby Cam Atis » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:50 am

Funny!

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Re: Too smart.

Postby Ursa's daddy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:18 pm

Gates are not a problem if you spend the time to teach them to respect the barriers you put up.
My two are trained to recognize barriers that we humans place and they won't cross them. I once "trapped" my two on the screened porch when I left a piece of conduit propped across their path. It is all a matter of training.

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Re: Too smart.

Postby Judy Fox » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:55 am

Matter of training my eye! :lol:
Matilda learnt when she was about 6 months old that if she stood up and pushed the gate catch she could open the gate - she and Maisie were thrilled that they could go walkabout. A padlock on the catch soon sorted that out. 8)
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Re: Too smart.

Postby Ursa's daddy » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:14 am

LOL Judy Fox, now the fence and gates are definitely secure. All that training only works when they have a roof over their head. When they go outside, the training evaporates.


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