This is exactly why I no longer rent out my apartments to tenets with dogs. I have been burned too many times. No matter how much deposit they give, it is never enough to fix the damage their dogs cause.
I have seen linoleum torn, carpets rip to shreds and chewed up walls and doors. not to mention the stench and filth from urine and feces soaked carpets and floors.
Just wondering aleczandra, do you plan to repair the damage of leave it for your landlord to deal with when you move out.
Btw, you can use hair dryer and a shovel to remove the remaining linoleum. the hot air will loosen up the glue.
juno: I deffinitly plan on fixing it myself... For starters I want a floor in my kitchen and else.. I couldn't have the heart to leave that mess to anyone else.. Thanks alot for the tip on the hairdryer I was starting to go nuts trying to figure out hoe to get the rest out.
I exercixe this dog as soon as I have free time.. I can't crate train Luke.. If I have to leave him he can be alone for about 6 hours and I'd rather have him rip up my floor then have him in a crate for that time... Any other tips?
I am a dog trainer so he's been trained since he was little. He's one of the most obidient dogs I know and deffinitly the most obediant husky, I never have him on a lead he gets to run free at least 4 hours a day...
He is the perfect dog... as long as I am there........
You say you are a dog trainer but you would rather the dog destroy someones elses property rather than crate him while you are gone?? HUH?? It is people like you who make it hard for other people who own dogs to find a place to rent.
Why do you say she is snobby pope? I do not see anything wrong with what she said. I would be upset too if people let their dogs vandalize my place. I just can't see keeping a Siberian Husky locked up in an apartment all day long. They can be destructive dogs and I can't see leaving a husky in a crate for hours at a time either. If people are going to live in apartments they need smaller dogs that do not require lots and lots of exercise.
LOL! You know your snobbish comments do not bother me. I just asked you a question and apparently you cannot answer it.
You must be the type who doesn't care what their dog does to others belongings. You think it is alright that people let their dogs destroy property that doesn't belong to them. I wasn't starting a fuss, just asked a question. What she is saying is true.
lol no, I just don't agree with solving all my problems by throwing my dogs outdoors. That's all.
You don't know where I live, or how I live so to say that I let my dogs destroy stuff and live like a pig is very uneducated of you. Shocker there.
Just like you and juno assume this lady doesn't want her house looking like hell and that she won't replace it. Someone with a breed that people don't like to rent to anyway, usually make up and then some because they want to be able to rent in the future. You hardly have to tell her how to behave. I'm sure she has lived through it all. Including encountering stupid ignorance from people like yourself who bunch her into a group and label her.
Well she thinks it is funny that this happened. She also said that she would replace it but she is still not going to crate train him. So this will eventually happen again. My dogs do stay out doors as well as someone else on this forum keeps her huskies outside as well. You don't know me either.
I think it is cruel to leave a high energy dog indoors all day long especially in a confined crate. Huskies are not well suited to stay indoors unattended you moron.
Well argued! The end was especially powerful, I think that is what made me understand your twisted way of thinking best....
So, if that is true oh wise one. I wonder what your yard looks like then? Since you are the breed expert then and keeping them outside is obviously the way to go here...
And now time for you to answer my question, and think hard about this cause I would appreciate an answer that makes at least a little bit of sense so I don't have to spend all night decoding it: As long as she fixes it, what business is it of yours?
Dogs do stuff. People post about their dogs doing stuff. It doesn't mean she is making light of the situation. Haven't you ever learned that everyone does and reacts differently to everything? Just because it may not be the same exact way as you...doesn't make it wrong.
How come I always have to teach you stuff that you should have learned way back in kindergarden?
***Edited By: pope1982 on 10/24/2006 6:12:36 PM*** Reason: ..
There you go judging me when you do not know a thing about me or what my yard looks like. My dogs do not have anything to destroy like that. They have plenty of room to exercise outside. My dogs stay outside because they are huskies, just like someone (not mentioning any names) else keeps hers outside.
It is my business when it is posted on here for everyone to read and respond to. I was taking up for Juno because I am sure things like that happen. You had no right to call her a snobbish terd. That is more like you.
I didn't say anyone on here has to agree with me, it is you that doesn't like the way I think because I do not agree with you. You are the one that started this fuss. I just asked you a simple question of why you think she is snobbish. You called her an ugly name first. You need to go back to kindergarten because you act like a 5 yr old yourself.
I had a husky that was an indoor dog, when she was younger she stayed in a cage when we weren't home... and she never seemed to mind it. Later she had run of the house and she never destroyed anything.
But, that was one dog. Each dog is different.
So yes, the OP is laughing at the situation... would you be happier if she was angry and talking about getting rid of the dog?
Dogs sometimes do things... and sometimes you just have to laugh or go crazy. The OP is going to fix the floor - it will be ok.
I agree with Pope that Juno's comment was out of line... no one asked for a commentary on the OP's rentability. The OP didn't ask for judgement - she simply shared what the dog did. Shoot... I own my house and if my dog did that ... I'd post it too. But the most exciting thing that my dog chews is my underwear... maybe my dog is better suited to someone who goes commando?
To crate a dog is a good thing if your dog has a tendency to destroy things while you're away. But it's not the cure-all unless you crate 24/7.
My dogs did thousands of dollars in damage as pups and most of it was while they were on the down-low. I was usually present, they were being sneaky.
Example: I'm going out to get the mail out at the curb, stop to talk to my neighbor for about 15 minutes, go back into the house and the dogs are trying to pull the loveseat out the open backdoor by the arm. They would have made it if the loveseat wasn't so wide.
A quick trip outside to potty resulted in them dragging the spa cover off the spa and demolishing it. So you have some choices. Crate 24 hrs a day, grow eyes in the back of your head, or channel all that energy and creativity into something positive. Go to GoodWill and get a treadmill and let him work off some of that energy.
Come on people, don't tell me that all your dogs have been little Saints and never chewed or destroyed anything. As far as renters goes, isn't that what all the added on deposits (cleaning, security, just because) are all about? First, last months rent up front? Stuff happens.
I don't think neutering would help at this age. too late for that.
anyway, I just thought this post was a perfect example to show people who wonder why it is hard to find homes to rent when you got a dog. especially a big one.
I am not saying that all dogs are bad, but I had enough bad experience to not want to take that chance. Most of you do not know how it is to be a landlord. those of you who do, can surely relate.
As aleczandra said, she intends to repair it as she should, but you would be surprise how many tenets do not give a damn. too many have just disappeared one day and left me with thousands of dollars of damage. Some even had the audacity to demand their deposit back claiming the damage was a normal wear and tear. It happened often enough that my insurance company refused to renew my policy and i had to pay much higher rate with a different company because of bad history. Deposit doesn't even begins to pay for some of the damage that dogs can cause.
Btw sonjavon, no one asked for you to comment either. no one had to. comments and replies are implied and expected when any post is posted on a forum.