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October 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm in reply to: Heartworms/confinement – dog goes nuts on potty breaks! #53881 Report Abuse
theBCnut, thanks for your help. I couldn’t figure out how to make the fence panel idea work, especially given the urgency — but I did go out and get a kennel, 6′ by 10′ with 6′ high sides, and a couple of 6′ tarps. The kennel will be set up right outside our side door, and the tarps will hang on the sides to block his view of anything that could excite him. That’s his bathroom for the next month. He’ll be walked on a leash in there, obviously. Hopefully it’ll be a pretty well-controlled environment.
I ordered the genetic test from Amazon just for fun when I first adopted him, and the results came back showing nothing but mini. I’m inclined to think he didn’t come from a reputable breeder, though. But he’s still the greatest dog in the universe, so it’s okay. 🙂
Thanks again!October 4, 2014 at 12:08 pm in reply to: Heartworms/confinement – dog goes nuts on potty breaks! #53858 Report Abuse
To clarify, he’s large for a mini Schnauzer — about 27 pounds, and big enough that quickly picking him up can be awkward and, if done wrong, stressful for him. Not rejecting the “carry him” idea outright; just coming up with alternatives.October 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm in reply to: Heartworms/confinement – dog goes nuts on potty breaks! #53857 Report Abuse
Thanks. I’ve actually been taking him out a side door, keeping him right next to the house, and trying to keep him away from the neighbors. The trouble is that the houses are far enough apart that it’s easy for him to see the neighbors’ kids and pets if they’re out, even if they’re in front of their own homes. Ugh.
Thinking… hmm. He has a Thundershirt; maybe that will take the edge off a little bit. And I have a wheelbarrow — I’ll just wheel him to a secluded spot if I have to. I’ll come up with something.