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Old 11-13-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Jax
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If no interest has been shown, maybe it will stay that way, let's hope .

I have a cat that will puncture anything flat & structured - envelopes, shower curtains, plant leaves - anything that will give her that nice "crunch" when she punctures it. It's a texture thing I guess .

My dogs don't seem to have this desire.......should I bring them by and test them out on your blinds so we can be sure?
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:03 PM
 
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I would remove them and put up some inexpensive curtains for now. Good Luck. My dogs have never attacked our verticles or blinds they have bent them trying to look outside though.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I have a set of vertical blinds that cover a 3 panel sliding glass door that spans 14 feet. It was quite expensive, to say the least.

Since I have had the dog, it has been 'open' meaning the shade is not accessible. However, I have a concern that the dog may pee onto it or worse off scratch at it (like paper) and make a $1600+ USD mistake.

He has not attacked the blinds on the other doors, yet (knock on wood - knock, knock, knock). He is a one year old rescue (male Bichon) that hasn't destroyed anything, yet.

Do I have cause for concern? Am I just being paranoid?
No, you are absolutely NOT paranoid. He is still a puppy, even at one year old. Males in particular take longer to reach maturity, as long as 18 to 24 months. Which means they he will chew on just about everything until he learns what is appropriate. Get him some acceptable things for him to chew, like toys, rawhide bones, etc. Whenever you catch him chewing on something he shouldn't be chewing, give him a little correction and one of the acceptable things you bought for him to chew. He will figure it out eventually. By the time he is 2 or 3 years old, you shouldn't have a problem and your vertical blinds will be safe.
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I have a set of vertical blinds that cover a 3 panel sliding glass door that spans 14 feet. It was quite expensive, to say the least.

Since I have had the dog, it has been 'open' meaning the shade is not accessible. However, I have a concern that the dog may pee onto it or worse off scratch at it (like paper) and make a $1600+ USD mistake.

He has not attacked the blinds on the other doors, yet (knock on wood - knock, knock, knock). He is a one year old rescue (male Bichon) that hasn't destroyed anything, yet.

Do I have cause for concern? Am I just being paranoid?
UPDATE:

It was a touch of paranoia. The blinds haven't been an issue. He really just keeps to himself. Funny to see my question after him living with us for about a year, now.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Jax
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It was a touch of paranoia. The blinds haven't been an issue. He really just keeps to himself. Funny to see my question after him living with us for about a year, now.
He's a good doggie .
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