Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
I don't think it's a big secret that I think Callie hung the moon. She's adorable, sweet, loving, and snuggly all the time and good...most of the time. There are a few things that I know are training issues that I never worked all the way through with her, but there are other behaviors that I don't really associate with "training". Leaping and twirling and making it impossible to get her harness/leash on - training. That one is one me. Removing the roll of toilet paper off the spindle in the powder room downstairs and shredding it all over the den...what the heck Callie? You know better.
Part of the problem is CAHOOTING. Callie and her BFF Louie are no longer allowed to have unsupervised play dates. They used to all the time, but then if they were alone together they were naughty. They would shred anything that wasn't nailed down. I have to admit...I kinda blamed Louie (as did Louie's mom) and figured he was the instigator. However - Callie and Luna are also cahooting in bad behavior. I can't pretend Callie isn't instigating here, even though when left alone, she really is good. When Callie is the common denominator in bad behavior though...
Last week, they had the toilet paper party. This week, the cahooters knocked down my stainless, lidded kitchen trash and shredded garbage all over my house (I found string cheese wrappers at the top of the stairs). Luna gets a bit of a "bye" on this...at a recent point in her life, I know she had to forage for food.
Is she bored? And why would she bored with her billions of toys, a mom who now is home much more frequently, and a live in friend who adores her?
(here's a picture of the culprit...she's super furry right now)