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Old 12-14-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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My dog is very destructive when it comes to the underpinning on my mobile home. We have fixed the week spots and even blocked it all with boards and she messes with it until she can get through. Help! Anyone have suggestions?
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Electric fence run around the area that is a problem.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Default Dog training

Get a dog training collar and use it to modify her behavior. Administer a bolt of pain from the blue when she tries to get under the trailer followed by dogie busicuts when she avoids being bad.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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My dog is very destructive when it comes to the underpinning on my mobile home. We have fixed the week spots and even blocked it all with boards and she messes with it until she can get through. Help! Anyone have suggestions?
Apparently you did not do it well enough. Proper dog training might help. The electric fence should work, probably easier and cheaper, chain link fence sections are what we did at a friends place, buried about two feet down, trimmed wire at the top with bolt cutters, with decorative trim placed over the edges. Kept dogs, cats, skunks and rabbits out...
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Get a dog training collar and use it to modify her behavior. Administer a bolt of pain from the blue when she tries to get under the trailer followed by dogie busicuts when she avoids being bad.
I've been training dogs on and off over 30 years... You obliviously have not actually accomplished the above...
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:41 PM
 
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Have you thuoght about bringing the poor dog in?
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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A destructive dog is a bored dog. My advice is to fill the dog's life with so much exercise, mental stimulation, and human interaction that she simply sleeps the rest of the time instead of messing around under your mobile home. Giving the dog safe, long lasting chew items may also prove a helpful distraction. Have you made certain you don't have critters living under the house? The dog may be so determined to get under there because she smells another animal. Or the dog could be seeking shelter and protection from the elements. Does she have proper shelter? Is she an outdoor only dog?
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