Saturday, March 22, 2008

Help Save My Hammock Please!

Tracy, About 3 months ago, we bought a rope hammock and set it up in the yard. Our 1 year old lab mix was not interested in it at all, but a week ago, she started chewing it up. I thought she might not be happy with her toys, so I went out and bought some new toys. She didn't chew it again, for a week, but then I got home today and the hammock is in the worst shape yet, she really went to town. I don't want to have to keep putting the hammock away, and I don't want my pup chewing it. Any suggestions? Cheers,Iain

What happens on those days when she chews Iain? Is it trash day? Does a meter reader come? Is it windy so the hammock moves? If so, those would be good days to keep her in the house.
A year old lab mix is a pup still. Generally dogs mature according to size. Labs are large dogs so I would expect them to chew everything in sight until about 2 ½ years old. Keeping her inside crated when you can’t watch her until she matures is an option.
You could booby trap the hammock. Set a few mousetraps on the hammock (upside down so she won’t get hurt) so that when it rocks from her chewing, the mousetraps will go off, startling her. Be sure to set them up when she is not watching. You can use anything that will make a racket, won’t do her any harm and will lead her to believe that the hammock is possessed and best left alone.
Let me know how it goes! (Oh and be sure at least one of those toys you got her is a rope toy!)
Tracy B Ann


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