[nagdu] tripping on bones

Tamara Smith-Kinney tamara.8024 at comcast.net
Mon Dec 7 16:41:18 UTC 2009


My guide dog prefers rawhides or other edible chews.  I broke down and got
the hard nylabones for my roomie's coonhound, though, and I live in fear of
tripping over them.  /smile/  Ouch!  Actually, I always manage to step on
them instead of tripping, especially when I'm walking around barefoot.  This
is never a happy experience!  The silly dog doesn't actually chew them all
that often; she just likes to take them out of the toy box and fling them

My guide, Mitzi, is pretty good about leaving her toys out of the walking
paths in the house, unless she's mad because I haven't been playing with her
enough.  /smile/

I do know people who train their dogs to chew only in a specific area, and I
keep threatening to do that with our dogs...  But usually their chews are to
keep them out of my hair, so wherever they're doing, I'm just happy they're
leaving me alone to get some work done.  /lol/

Tami Smith-Kinney

-----Original Message-----
From: nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nagdu-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
Of Allison Nastoff
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 8:04 PM
To: nagdu at nfbnet.org
Subject: [nagdu] tripping on bones

Hi list,
I hope this isn't too dumb and off topic for this list, but I 
feel like I am always tripping over Gilbert's nylabones.  I don't 
remember tripping over bones when I had pets, probably because 
they chewed the rawhide bones, and did not leave them unattended 
until they were gone (smile).  Therefore I knew where the bones 
were by the sound of the dog crunching it.  But with Gilbert, we 
use nylabones, and he likes to chew on them, as well as run all 
around the house and randomly drop them for me to trip over them 
and scrape up my feet on the rough edges.  I was just wondering 
if this is something that drives you crazy with any of your guide 
dogs.  Can you do anything like train your dog to only chew on 
bones in a certain area so you know where they will be, or is 
this just part of life when you have a guide dog? I'm interested 
in your thoughts.  Thanks.
Allison and Gilbert

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