my dog is trying to kill us

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ams3651, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Ok first of all, this is our beagle who can open the fridge and the dishwasher, push a chair away from the table so she can get on top, she opens the dishwasher too to get up on the stove at food. Well tonight takes the cake. I just came home and immediately smelled gas. Went to the kitchen and one knob is half way on, no flame but plenty of gas. She must have been trying to get up there. So here I sit at almost midnight, its 20 degrees and snowing out side and I have the windows and doors open. We had a kiddy lock on the fridge now it looks like I will have to get the saftey knobs for the stove too [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2009
  2. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Holy moly, that is one smart, busy dog! Seems like she's more into stuff than my kids ever were! Hope you don't freeze to death while you're de-gassing the house.
  3. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    Wow! thats not dog though!
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    It sounds like you need to invest in a dog crate. Some dogs are too mischievious to let run loose in the house without supervision, and it is blatently obvious you have one of these curious pooches.

    Just invest in a large dog crate or instead you could do what we do with our beagle/mix and lock him in a vacant room. Our little Niche, the troublemaker, gets put into the laundry room at night and when we leave during the day. He's a sneaky critter and usually stays out of trouble as long as someone is home.

    Better a confined dog, than a burnt down house or dead doggy.

  5. CochinLover

    CochinLover Chirping 10 Years

    Apr 9, 2008
    my cat azure is almost gotten the door open and my goat brownie (nubian) used to open the outdoor fridge till he opened it and found my dads bday cake and ate it. BAD BROWNIE!! so i feel ur pain having to safety evrything from ur pets. But i agree i think ur dog is trying to kill u. hes trying to starve u by eating all ur food and now hes tried to gas u out. Whats next? I would crate him or put him in a "safe" room maybe with a friend. Make sure he cannot open the door, maybe one with a lock.

  6. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    You might want to take the knobs off your stove unless you are using them. And crate your little troublemaker.
  7. hollyclyff

    hollyclyff Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Yikes! Gotta say, I completely agree with Wolf-Kim on this one.
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Crate train that dog! Your dog should not be able to wander your house at will while you are gone or while you are sleeping. Then while you are home, set it up a few times by leaving food out and discipline when you catch her getting up on things to get the food. She needs to learn that you are the boss and that is your food and she doesn't have the right to it. The only way you can do that is by crating her while you aren't around and setting her up to catch her in the act when you are around. Best of luck.
  9. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    That's really serious for sure. I'd suggest your removing the knobs from the stove. Anyone who doubts how smart a determined dog can be needs to watch my female corgi sit, look at, and figure out how to open ANY gate latch.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009
  10. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

    Dec 31, 2008
    Pueblo Area
    Had a cat with long fur once... she walked in between two candles I had lit and the tip of her tail caught fire. [​IMG]

    She whisked her tail back and forth quickly without even noticing it and the flame puffed out. [​IMG]

    This could have gone differently, but I'm glad it didn't. After that, no more open flame candles with cats. [​IMG]

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