Hi. I'm new to the group. I just joined in hopes to find a solution to my dog problem.
History, My wife and I have 2 Siberian Huskies. Father and daughter about 9 and 7 years of age. Both are "fixed". We also have a 2 year old daughter that's occupying more and more of our time.

We just got back from a trip overseas and brought the dogs home from the kennel, which we believe they love being at. We decided that we didn't want the fur all over the house so we started using the baby gates to keep them in 1 half of the house. Previously they would sleep at our bedside. The girl use to put herself slightly under the bed for what I assume is her personal space.Since booting them out of the bedroom area we've had nothing but trouble with her. The family room has their beds for comfy sleeping and they can go into their crates in the kitchen if they choose. Our girl has been crawling behind our entertainement center at night which I think is her way of looking for personal space. The problem is that she's also chewing my video/electrical cables while back there. I put up barriers which she tore up to get around.

At first I put up another baby gate so she couldn't get into the family room only to wake up to a gate being torn down and chewed up. I finally got destruction proof barriers for the entertainement center and let them back into the family room. I thought the problem was solved. This weekend I went to look out our family room's picture window to find that she clawed up the frame in either an escape attempt or an attempt to get to some animal in the back yard.
This led me to put her ( and her father ) in her crate overnite. I was woke up with a thunking sound. It was the girl chewing the metal bars in the side of her plastic crate. She had broke 3 of them and bent them back to where she could fit half of her head through. I then put a muzzle on her and went back to bed. I woke to find the muzzle still on her but she had managed to rip it up pretty bad. (nylon mesh).

So last night we gave in and let them back into our bedroom and had a full night sleep. I awoke to wimpers and found the girl lodge COMPLETELY under our bed. I had to lift the bed up in order for her to get out. We went about our morning and put the dogs in their crates for the day like we've always done. As I'm writing this I wonder if the girl is working on that hole she started the other night. I'm guessing no because she doesn't seem to have a problem with being crated during the day.. but I could be wrong.
I'm writing to get advice because, as *** as it sounds, I'm thinkning about putting her down over this. It just seems she's gone crazy. There were no signs of this behavior previously and we've taking trips regularly. I can say tho, that she's been acting weird over the last few months (before the trip). A few times we'd be in the bedroom getting ready for bed and I'd hear her crying in the kitchen. I walked in there and looked at her and she seemed happy to see me. I'd tell her "come-on, let's go to bed" and she'd happily follow me. If she does have some disorder creeping up I don't want to pawn her off. Besides, she's our responsibility and she'd go nuts without her dad around, but you can see I'm at my wits end!
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Hi. I'm new to the group. I just joined in hopes to find a solution to my dog problem.() I'm writing to get advice because, as *** as it sounds, I'm thinkning about putting her down over this.

I think this post is a good example of why I think that Googloids are even more of a danger to the U.S. than, say, George "Loony" Clooney.

PS: Any wagers on whether they'll even be a reply?

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Since booting them out of the bedroom area we've had nothing but trouble with her.

I should think. Siberians are extremely pack-oriented. You and your family are their pack and you've taken it away from them. Add to that a tendency towards destructive behavior when bored or unhappy, and the very likely outcome is precisely what you got. I would guess that she's pretty frightened by having been cast out.
I'm writing to get advice because, as *** as it sounds, I'm thinkning about putting her down over this.

Yeah, killing your dog instead of putting up with her shedding sounds pretty shitty. However, what I'd recommend is getting a behaviorist into the house to look at your layout and see if he/she can come up with specific recommendations.

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What's your point? I'm asking for ideas and Google is an easy way to get to the groups archived and live. I'll wager you $100 that I get a reply... oops... I guess I already did, from someone that gave me a good idea too.
Thanks Melinda,
That's why I posted here. I don't want to get rid of her. I think I'll see what she does tonight in our room. I'm still wondering if she continued chewing up her crate today.
Yeah, killing your dog instead of putting up with her shedding sounds pretty shitty. However, what I'd recommend is getting a behaviorist into the house to look at your layout and see if he/she can come up with specific recommendations.

ditto to all of this. Poor dog. Get a good vacuum cleaner. Hire a cleaning service. Be a decent human being.

Janet B
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So last night we gave in and let them back into our bedroom and had a full night sleep. I ... out. We went about our morning and put the dogs in their crates for the day like we've always done.

they spend their days in crates? are you home?
I'm writing to get advice because, as *** as it sounds, I'm thinkning about putting her down over this.

take her to the shelter if you refuse to deal with her, don't kill her.
So last night we gave in and let them back ... in their crates for the day like we've always done.

they spend their days in crates? are you home?

while I know there are people who, for a number of reasons, crate dogs for their entire lives if unsupervised, I just can't fathom that with only 2 dogs, at 7 and 9 no less.
the female probably lodged herself under the bed because she was desperate to not be banned from there again. My female dog likes to sleep under the bed. She doesn't really fit. She has to "turtle" to get out sometimes, but she's never panicked about getting under or out, since it's always available to her. And yeah, she sheds like wild. And I'm allergic and asthmatic. I deal.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
What's your point?

My point was that the sub-human species known as the "Googloid" rarely sticks around for the answer to their own questions.

You must be one of the few who might be capable of evolving.
I'm asking for ideas and Google is an easy way to get to the groups archived and live.

Google is an absolutely horrendous way to participate in Usenet newsgroups, and is a particularly horrible way to post to a newsgroup.

Get yourself a decent newsreader and then Use it.
1. http://www.forteinc.com/main/homepage.php
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Number 2 is FREE.
I'll wager you $100 that I get a reply... oops... I guess I already did,

You mean not to kill your dog, apparently because you're too lazy to vacuum?
Getting not one, but *two,* Huskies, when you're too lazy to vacuum is a lot someone who's afraid of water going out and buying 2 sailboats.

WTF?
from someone that gave me a good idea too.

Yeah, bringing them back in your bedroom is a very good idea.

I wonder why you didn't think of that yourself?

Handsome Jack Morrison
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