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When will I be able to trust my doodle not to touch my ornaments, he picks them off the window ledge and dressing table, none have been broken up till now as I have caught him in the nick of time, he is like a small naughty child and takes no notice when I say NO. He takes no notice when we tell him off from jumping up at people, I might as well talk to my self. :roll:
 

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I don't know the answer Angie, but, you got me thinking....How am I going to have a Christmas Tree this year! :shock:
 

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Plus, I'll have to tie the tree to the wall so it doesn't get knocked over! :shock: I can just see Doc chasing my toy poodle around the tree!
 

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LOL!! I just got a flashback of last Christmas...

We had too tie our tree down after it had been knocked over by the cats and dog not once, but twice :shock: and im one of these people that puts the tree up Thanksgiving weekend. I was tired of redecorating the darn thing that it came down the day after Christmas!!

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Oh, oh...Angie...if your Dood loves to chew, you have quite a wait.

My really bad chewers outgrew the phase (for the most part) at 2 years of age...but they still enjoy a little destruction now and again.

You might want to try bitter apple, if that works for you. (It never worked for me.)
 

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One of my friends always hung her tree from the ceiling for this reason. It was upside down with the pointed "top" toward the floor and fully decorated. It was quite amusing and also dog proof. Not traditional, but there you go...!
 

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Cin was a monster chewer her first year, but we didn't have a problem with a Christmas tree. The only thing we did have a problem with is her knocking off a few near the bottom, but we just put the non breakable ones there. She did try to get some of my son's when we were visiting over the holidays, but after a few nos she was better. I guess it's up to the doodle!
 
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Glass Ornament Eaten Remedy

In case someone does have a mishap this holiday season (Let's hope not!) here is a remedy I found on the internet. I'm not sure if it works, but it does not look like it could hurt while you are calling the vet:
COTTON BALL REMEDY
What do you do if your puppy (or mischievous older dog) gets into your holiday decorations and eats some of the glass ornaments? This potentially lethal mishap can darken even the brightest holiday season.

THE PROCEDURE
BEFORE the holiday go to a pharmacy and buy a box of cotton balls. Be sure that you get COTTON balls...not the cosmetic puffs that are made from man-made fibers. Also, buy a quart of half-and-half coffee cream and put it in the freezer. Should your dog eat glass ornaments. Defrost the half-and-half and pour some in a bowl. Dip cotton balls into the cream and feed them to your dog. Dogs under 10 lbs should eat 2 balls which you have first torn into smaller pieces. Dogs 10-50 lbs should eat 3-5 balls and larger dogs should eat 5-7. You may feed larger dogs an entire cotton ball at once. Dogs seem to really like these strange treats and eat them readily. As the cotton works its way through the digestive tract it will find all the glass pieces and wrap itself around them. Even the teeniest shards of glass will be caught and wrapped in the cotton fibers and the cotton will protect the intestines from damage by the glass. Your dogs stools will be really weird for a few days and you will have to be careful to check for fresh lood or a tarry appearance to the stool. If either of the latter symptoms appear you should rush your dog to the vet for a checkup but, in most cases, the dogs will be just fine.
An actual experience: I can personally vouch for the cotton ball treatment. While I was at the vet waiting for him to return from lunch a terrified woman ran in with a litter of puppies who had demolished a wooden crate along with large open staples. The young vet had taken x-rays which did show each of the puppies had swallowed several open staples. He was preparing them for surgery when my wonderful vet came in and said no surgery. I watched him wet several cotton balls, squeeze out the water and pop them down their throats. Within 24 hours every staple was accounted for. This was a lesson I learned in the mid-1960s and have had to use several times on my brats. I wet the cotton balls and smear on some liverwurst and they bolt it down and ask for more. The cotton always comes out with the object safely embedded.
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