Bad Dog, Frodo!

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Sure, he looks cute. Who would ever guess a bad dog is hiding in there…Frodo up his bad dog game today.

Frodo reached a new level of Bad Dog today. 

Oh, yes he did.

Frodo is three months old and doing really well. He is mellow and cute and friendly, but he also happens to be a puppy. 

Twice last week, when left unsupervised, he pooped in our entry way. Not cool, Frodo, not cool. 

Being part of our family, I suppose it is perfectly natural that he love books.

Unfortunately, he loves to chew books.

This morning he took my toast off of the coffee table while I woke up my kids for school.

But even that is not the Bad Dogness of which I speak. Oh no.

This afternoon, while working on my computer, he came trotting over to me, all chill acting like my BFF…with a stick of butter. In his mouth. 

Now, you have to understand, we don’t actually keep our butter in Frodo’s dog dish. Or in his crate. In order to snack on butter, he has to get it off the kitchen counter.

Yeah. 

He’s obviously being kept on a short leash, literally, for a while.

This is not how service dogs behave, Frodo.

Have any bad dog or naughty puppy stories to share? I could use a few today.

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  1. Oh we have a naughty dog (that we still love so much!). He is a rescue from a reservation… we aren’t sure what he is…some sort of small red cattle dog with no tail. He loves to get in the garbage, and especially delights in shoes… fortunately he rarely harms the shoes…he just eats the laces. But still… He also has had some house training problems… he hates to be left alone and will show us by pooping inappropriately. But, he is snuggling me right now while I sit, he can go anywhere with me without a leash…he stays right by my side and listens to commands….and he is mostly a joy! He is also growing out of the puppy stage and starting to behave better! Hang in there!

  2. Oh, my! We just have guinea pigs. They can’t climb, thank goodness.

    • I LOVE guinea pigs. Are you on Instagram? If so, be sure and follow Fuzzberta.

  3. My baby girl Delilah is a nine pound mix. She is two years old and too cute for her own good. She ate something ( we don’t know what) on Wednesday and has pooped INSIDE three times since then. Don’t worry though…she woke me up at 4:21 am this morning to go POOP outside.

    don’t ask me……but…I still love her…..

    FRODO is SO CUTE .. Kids need pets….THE END

    • Wow…How..sweet. I had a child who went through weeks of pooping at 4:30 am, which meant early morning diaper changes and very little sleep for me 🙁 I tell myself daily, this is for Mordecai…

  4. Claudia Diaz

    We have a dog and three cats. Sometimes they work as a team. A cat knocked my daughter’s retainer off of a shelf. The dog ate it.

    • Oh my goodness…Our cats will very purposely knock over a glass of water to drink its contents…despite have full bowls of fresh water. And, of course, the toilet.

  5. These stories are not helping convince me to get a pet…..

    • Yeah…Frodo is definitely not a pet, he’s an investment in Mordecai’s future. Trust me, you don’t need a pet!

  6. our pit bull decided to snack on a rock of all things, it got stuck but eventually made its way out but not without making her extremely sick first

  7. I have a just turned 1 year old mini schnauzer who is a kleptomaniac. I’ve found toys, books, her own collar, food, and even money in her crate. Most doesn’t survive.
    No matter how I try to stimulate her, because this is a boredom behavior they say, she still does it.
    It’s incredibly obnoxious and sometimes expensive.

  8. Our boy loved to eat rocks and pebbles as a puppy, that made going anywhere with gravel impossible. He’s given up the rock habit, but still is compelled to eat almost anything. When we are outside: sticks, pinecones, leaves, certain garbage. When he is in the house and bored, the following items are totally unsafe: pens, anything comprised mostly of paper, cardboard or wood, socks (he eats them whole), nylons, obviously any food items…the list goes on! The worst part is he has learned not to chew when we look at him! While it drives me crazy, I can’t help buy laugh at him trying so hard to keep his mouth still and face casual to hide whatever he is eating.

  9. well he is only a puppy.. and they are a puppy for at LEAST a year.. so he will learn. Just have to give him time..be firm.. and consistent ……he will get it and so will you… LOL
    Sue in NJ

  10. We’re definitely experiencing this stage ourselves – our farm-dog in training just turned 12 weeks and has been getting into way, way more trouble in the last few days than before – eating more landscaping, stealing some peoples’ socks and shoes (he prefers the foot odor of certain people evidently) and mostly lots of pushy biting and herding. But, he is very sweet and focused on people and commands, so I think he’ll come out of it. Being smart doesn’t keep them from being puppies :).

  11. When my husband was a kid they had a collie, who unfortunately nobody took the time to train. His parents just thought collies were naturally awesome, like Lassie. He would tear up the house anytime he was left alone–and since they lived out in a very rural area, he’d be left alone for a while if they had to go to town. One day they came home and the house was just a wreck, messes everywhere, and when they went to clean up they discovered the dog had eaten all the soap in the house, every kind. Bar, liquid, powdered. So they couldn’t even clean up without going to town.

  12. Leave it is one of the most important commands he needs to learn. We have a Great Dane/ Newfoundland mix-think HUGE. He was counter surfing, nothing is out of his reach. I filled a plastic colander with empty pop can with pennies in them, tied a piece of string to it and to a piece of chicken. Told him to leave it, and left the room. Then watched around the counter. When he helped himself this noisy mess came crashing down around him. Took two times of telling him to leave it, now if I say leave it, he really leaves it.

  13. My step-mom’s dog ate 200 dollars of th kitchen counter. She collected it all after the dog was done with it. Sent it in to the treasury and got fresh new bills

  14. Frodo is at the age where he is teething. He is losing his puppy teeth and growing his big dog teeth which means his gums need soothing. Just like teething babies. I bought my service pup a toy that had all these little knobs at each round end. She loved it!! Chewed and chewed and chewed! I also gave her an ice cube from time to time to ease the discomfort. Dedicated time needs to be spent on what is acceptable chewing. I have taught my now 4-month-old service pup about rewards.
    I put a treat or a chew toy on my knee, floor, lap etc….all close by me. The earliest command she learned was “leave it.” I put the treat or toy near me or on me and tell her leave it. I then continue what I was doing….reading, working on the lap top etc. The length of time varies from about 30 seconds to a couple of minutes. At first I looked at her and released her by saying “okay” and tapping the reward. Now i don’t look at her and just say “okay.” She loves it!! I praise her with a simple “good girl.”
    She is an eager learner. She wants to learn and so I challenge her. I find what floats HER boat.
    The pooping thing is not a big deal. I know. I know. I am crazy. A few accidents are to be expected. Frodo was unsupervised by your admission so his signals may have been missed. Most of us humans poop on some sort of schedule. Same with puppies. You missed it. No biggie. Just reinforce where the poop place is. Welcome to puppy hood!!

  15. We have a great bad dog story that is a bit too long to tell here. It is about Skippy, a whining dog who lives in the apartment upstairs. He has become known in our home as the dog we hate to love. Skippy is a rescue dog, so we excuse his bad behavior … for now! Actually, we are great dog lovers and own a Hairless Chinese Crested and a Goldendoodle.

  16. […] Poor Frodo was sad that he didn’t get any Pineapple Lumps. But it’s okay…I’m sure he’ll get over it soon enough. Like as soon as he finds a cookie to snag off the counter or a used Pull-Up from the garbage to chew… […]

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