Life with Jasmine and Juliet, Our Rescued Dachshunds

Random notes on our experience with our two rescued miniature dachshunds

Bone!

on October 11, 2007

Jasmine has been showing more interest in toys and chewing, so I thought I’d get ahead of the game and get her some things to keep her occupied.  She likes rope-toys and things she can shred 🙂 as well as things to chew.  I brought her to a business meeting one day (the person I was meeting with is a dog-lover) and she got her first taste of rawhide–love at first chew.  So, home came a bag of small rawhide chewies.

I gave her a chewie yesterday, and after a few minutes of destruction, she decided she was done.  However, instead of just leaving it on the floor, Jasmine decided that she had to hide her “bone.”  She was with me in the home office, so she looked for nooks and crannies to conceal the bone.  It was SO cute!  She’d hide the bone, then go and search for it.  She would then move it to a new location and search for it again.  She did this again this morning–such a fun and entertaining exercise!  I’m sure that if I allowed her to take the chewie outside, she’d bury it.

It’s so great to see her acting like a regular dog.  She runs and romps with me on walks, she wags her tail in anticipation of a training session (treats are mandatory, of course), and she refuses to go into the kitchen (her safe enclosure) when she knows I’m getting ready to go out.  Go Jasmine!

She has also learned “Sit,” “Stand” and “Down” thus far.  “Stay,” well that’s going to take a might bit longer.  She also comes (to me) when called.  Good doggie!

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One response to “Bone!

  1. A small area – approx. 3 in. long and 1 in. wide on our carpet was scratched or picked clean this morning. Our rescue dachsund is five years old. We recently moved to a home with old (and cheap) carpet. ‘Baxter’ has always enthusiastically scratched the floor like a demon all over in an attempt to bury his small chunk of rawhide or yummy to find later. We have never actually seen him pluck clean or shred any carpet and did not see him do this but there is no other way it could have happened. The little chunks of carpet were kind of scattered around next to it. It was right in front of our kitties food bowl where we are constantly having to chase him away from or put it away because he constantly sneaks in to where we have it to eat it. The bowl was empty of food next to this little bare area of carpet- do you know of any other dachshunds doing this or can you advise? You sound very knowledgable and observant – my sister has her second rescued heart worm Dachsund and our Baxter was born with a couple of little defects!

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