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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 11:15 AM
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Sadly, your room-mate is lacking insight as to the severity of her dogs problems. I too, am very non-confrontational, but I think if I were put in your situation I would simply sit down with the room-mate and lay down some ground rules to be followed by all. No finger-pointing, just guidelines for everyone to follow, like if one of the dogs destroys another person's property, the owner pays or replaces it.

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You are going to have to talk to your roommate about the issues, unfortunately.

I can not believe she has not offered to pay for the items her dog has destroyed, that is rude and inconsiderate of her.

Last week another poster started a thread about a dog taking things off counters and tables and what she can do about it; she was told it was the humans fault for not putting things away. I personally, disagree with this. I believe all dogs should and can learn to leave things that do not belong to them alone. It will be interesting to see what people say about the dog destroying things like the puzzle, ornaments, decorations and such in this thread.

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Thanks for everyone's replies! I can understand the ornaments because they are close to the ground, but taking stuff off of the counters just seems unacceptable to me. One night my boyfriend made enchiladas... I was still at work. He left them sitting on the counter because I was almost home, and he went and took the dogs out to go potty. He was gone five minutes and when he came back inside the entire dish was GONE. Z had gotten up on the counter and eaten it. He confronted my roommate about that and she said "oh, wow, guess I wasn't watching her well, but I'm busy.".... Needless to say he was livid. Plus, I imagine it wasnt very good for Z to eat an entire batch of enchiladas.

My boyfriend wants to confront her. He was going to yesterday but she didn't come home before we went to bed. He said to leave tho puzzle on the floor as evidence so she can't claim she didn't see it. Even though the puzzle is all over the floor my dogs don't mess with it! Even my four month old puppy! Nevermind the fact that they would NOT get on the counter.
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You do need to talk to her about paying for the damaged items, that is definitely her responsibility. If she is not willing to train her dog, and it is getting your things off the counter, go ahead and start teaching it not to. You have the experience to do that easily, and it will save you aggravation if the dog learns not to do it.

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