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Why?

I am in the computer room.

Both puppies are on their own in the rest of the house.

It's a test. To see if they can handle it.

My heart is racing LOL.
 

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Take a deep breath and know that you will get through this!!!
We are with you all the way :)
Have you peeked yet to see what they are doing???
 

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LOL Pleasemake sure to tell us how it goes :D
 

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they are probably right outside your door wondering why your on the other side.
That's funny and probably true :)
 

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I've peeked a couple of times... when things get quiet and I don't hear the jangling of their collars. LOL.

I have the baby gate up. I'm not brave enough for a closed door yet. They stood outside watching me for a little bit. They will wander back over once in a while, you know, to make sure I'M not getting into trouble.

It's going great! I'm so excited!! Knock on wood! LOL
 

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OH - if they're being left unsupervised together, you should remove their collars...You just mentioned the jingling so I'm assuming you didn't. I never used to until I read a few threads and horror stories of collars getting stuck in teeth during rough play, resulting in the choking death of dogs.... Scary scary stuff, I knew you would want to know about...

Good for you, I'm sure they will do fine :)
 

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Hope it goes well. I know what you mean with quiet (not with dogs) but as soon as my kids are quiet....I know trouble is brewing (or I assume that at least).
 

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You know, I was JUST THINKING about the collar thing... I'm gonna go take them off.

And yeah, with them if it's quiet they have either found something they SHOULDN'T be chewing on... or they are SEARCHING for something they shouldn't be chewing on, LOL. Or peeing/pooing. But that's a worst case scenario.
 

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I used to keep Dakota's jingly collar on so I would know when he is having a seizure.

I tried to keep Gilmour's on, but every time he scratches his ear it brings me to attention and I want to run to the fridge for the Valium Suppositories !

It's hard to undo 5 years of training.

I've peeked a couple of times... when things get quiet and I don't hear the jangling of their collars. LOL.

I have the baby gate up. I'm not brave enough for a closed door yet. They stood outside watching me for a little bit. They will wander back over once in a while, you know, to make sure I'M not getting into trouble.

It's going great! I'm so excited!! Knock on wood! LOL
 

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Well......
It's going great! Nothing chewed up or destroyed yet! :crossfing It's been OVER AN HOUR!!

I have been out there a couple of times though, to check on them/play with them for a bit. But I'd say they've been alone for at LEAST 40 minutes of it. :D

My babies are growing up!

Now I understand why my mom said she went gray the first time she left me and my brother alone. LOL... she just had to run to the store, but she said she forgot half the things on her list because she was so worried. At least *I* wasn't going to chew anything bad up, though!! :uhoh:

I used to keep Dakota's jingly collar on so I would know when he is having a seizure.

I tried to keep Gilmour's on, but every time he scratches his ear it brings me to attention and I want to run to the fridge for the Valium Suppositories !

It's hard to undo 5 years of training.
Awww! The jangling is a good thing something, I think!

(I spoke too soon. LOL. I heard a chewing-on-something-not-familiar sound... went and checked, Mojo had a tennis shoe. My fault for leaving it out, though.)
 

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We are lucky with Bailey, since the beginning I left her downstairs (kitchen/dining room area) all by herself when I go upstairs and get a shower or bath my son. Even in the morning when she gets up too early, we go down with her feed her and then sleep another hour or two. She never destroyed anything.. most of the time she just goes on her bed and sleeps there. Of course I made sure that nothing is too close on the island, so that she can't damage anything.
I would love to have her also in the living room and I trust her regarding the potty training, but there are too many toys laying around and it wouldn't work yet.
 

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You are so brave. Sully has eaten trees when left unsupervised for more than 15 minutes. I worry when I'm in the shower if I can't see her through the shower curtain. Scotty wanders in the shower so I know where he is. The only shoes that died were my slippers and I was partially at fault for letting Sully chew on them as a pup. She took two years to break that habit. My dogs never wear collars unless we're on walks because Sully drags everyone around by them (and I worry about them getting stuck on something). Man, I can't image over an hour. My hair would be gray. Good luck!
 

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Well, everyone! It's been over THREE HOURS now. I didn't realize but it had been quiet for like half an hour. I sort of panicked, went out there... Mojo was passed out on the couch and Maxie was passed out with her kong bone in her mouth. LMAO.

My babies did SO GREAT!!

THEY'RE GROWING UP!!!

:bawling::bawling::bawling::bawling::bawling:

(heh...:woot2:)
 

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Congratulations :)
 
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