Ever have a pup do something so frustrating that you know you need to just step back and cool off for a bit? Stormy chewed the cord to our deep freezer right in half! An entire huge deep freezer full of deer meat is totally wasted for the second time. A couple of weeks ago he managed to yank on it and unplug it, causing it to defrost then, too.

Stormy and Thor are so opposite! Stormy is the problem child to Thor's golden child. He has all the boredom destruction, barking, nipping, and other challenging corgi traits. Thor is calm, quiet, eager to learn, and sweet-everything that one could hope for lol. I knew that having two puppies at the same time was going to be difficult, but I never expected all the difficulty to be coming from a single pup! He's so rough that all three other corgis tend to avoid him. I'm trying so hard to be patient, but at times like this, it is all I can do to just step back, breathe, and stay calm :(

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Comment by Doc Holliday on July 6, 2013 at 7:49am

Been there. Gabby has managed to chew up a few sets of blinds that were still in the box ready to hang, drywall, as I placed her crate too close to the wall, and the trim along the baseboard seems to be a delicacy as well. Still will have an accident time to time. My fault for not crating her while I am busy. She's just a year, so hopefully another year will get better. So, I have to step back and take a deep breath. I do carry a gun at all times...lol....

 

Comment by Linda on July 3, 2013 at 8:09am

My grandmother had a cat that chewed thru an extension cord to a lamp.  Dumb cat was laying on top of the cord at the time.  Thankfully he didn't kill himself but he sure burned all the fur off his belly.  But then this cat was trying to use up all his 9 lives in a very short time.

Comment by Julia on July 3, 2013 at 1:00am

I'm wondering how your pup survived chewing thru a freezer cord. Wasn't there a bit of a *shock*? Ouch!

Comment by Jennifer Markley on July 2, 2013 at 6:20pm

With four dogs, I have those moments pretty much every day.  Right now it's my Aussie driving me crazy.  In the garbage every day, chewed my Kindle charger, has eaten God only knows how many tubes of Carmex, gets out of the WELDED kennel we put her and the other dog in--by crawling up and out the top- even though my husband secured heavy duty wood to the top all the way across.  I thought my husband was going to shoot her (literally) when she chewed THROUGH the door at the top of the steps one day when she got out.  Other than when we put her in the kennel and she escapes, I can honestly say the other stuff is my fault for leaving it where she can get it.  :-(

Comment by Leslie Ross on July 2, 2013 at 5:24pm

I feel ya! My Lulu is 14.5 weeks old (she's our 1st corgi) and is as willfull as can be. Sometimes I want to scream and then I chant to myself...she will grow out of this she will grow out of this. (PLEASE)

Comment by Teresa Gilpin on July 2, 2013 at 4:54pm

I can really appreciate what you are going through!  Good for you mom, just step back and take a deep breath.

Comment by susan on July 2, 2013 at 10:12am

So far I've been lucky and only had a roll of toilet paper destroyed when the crate door wasn't latched securely and Jeli escaped.  Why do puppies love toilet paper???  Anyway, I am a firm believer that crates are our pups and our best friend.  When I can't keep a good eye on Jeli, in she goes, with a treat or kong and there is always a couple of safe chew toys in there.  She won't have a lot of freedom until she is thru the teething stage and a lot less mischievious! Jeli is only 4.5 months now, so it will be a while.  I also use the bitter apple spray on cabinets and chair legs so that hopefully she will think all those wood things taste awful!  LOL  It works, but I do have to respray now and then.  At this point, if she actually destroys something, I figure its my fault for not watching her closely enough.  Plus, I'm a worry wart.  With all the electric cords at her level, I just see a disaster in the making if I were to let her run around when I couldn't keep a close eye on her.  I'm a nuerotic Mom!!! ;)

Comment by Linda on July 2, 2013 at 8:23am

I need to add to Beth's comment...."a really nice BIG glass of wine."

Comment by Bev Levy on July 2, 2013 at 8:08am

Yes and with my kids too. So glad you knew to walk away. I can only suggest longer walks, a child proof cover on the plug, confining or leashing him in the house when not being 100% watched (the leash will help if he is too rough with the other dogs so you can stop it) and a really nice glass of wine!

Comment by Rachael McClanahan on July 2, 2013 at 1:37am
Unfortunately, it isn't just boredom though :( even when getting hours of one on one attention he's still a pain. I have never seen a dog walk right past kongs, antlers, treats, and food just to chew on a chair leg. He'll go into his crate after being outside, empty his full bladder in his crate, and then roll in it. I'm trying my best to be understanding, but days like this are rough.


When I came back inside from finding the freezer situation, all I could really do was remind myself that at least Pippa had her best day ever-lazy cuddles, no barking (shes a big barker) and no herding the kids lol.

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