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Maybe you could take the opposite approach — always leave your door open, always let the dog in. Then pretend that you’re ignoring her until she has to act out by chewing something up, and right as she’s about to do it, look into her eyes and hypnotize her into never doing it again. “And when I snap my fingers you will never ever want to chew up any of my things ever again.”
This never worked for me, but maybe you’re a better dog hypnotist.
i would always leave the door open and leave a baby gate in the doorway. your parents can just step over it. though this wouldn’t work if your dog is large.
I’m afraid hypnotism won’t work. And she does know better; she NEVER approaches my room when I’m around. She only ever goes in if she and I are alone in the house and I’m in there (she gets bored, so I’ll scoot her out of my room and take her for a walk or something). Otherwise it’s when I’m out of the house or in the basement. The second she hears me coming up the stairs she hunkers down and gets away from my room before I see her (at least that’s what she thinks)
She knows it’s against the rules; but she doesn’t care.
Since she’s a spaniel a baby gate may be my only option…. do they make ones that can go in a door frame allowing the door to open and close?
As Ozy says, a baby gate! Yes, you can get the kind that fit into a door frame and let the door open and close!
Quite a mischievous dog!
if you get one with a door, see if you can get one spring-loaded, so it will close on its own.
How do I keep the dog out of my room?
Yes, I have a door. I keep it shut always. I never let the dog in my room, and any time she tries to come in if I am in with the door open I immediately command her to leave.
My parents like to come into my room while I’m not around for god knows what reason and they NEVER SHUT THE DOOR. The door has a lock, but not with a key in case of an emergency (I have medical issues and would rather not be blocked off from help should I need it.) It’s a simple lock that you can open with a pin or sharp pencil.
They will undo the lock if they need to get in. They will go in my room if they need something, when I used to have fish and they’d feed them while I was away at school, or when they would miss me while at school. They never shut the **** door. I tell them to either keep it shut or do not go in, put up signs and everything, but they never get the message.
Until I can move out permanently which will not be for 2-3 years, I have to deal with the dog.
She rips everything I own to shreds. Clothes which she takes out of my hamper, garbage she takes out of my bin, everything. I don’t have the money to keep replacing everything this dog destroys and my parents don’t seem to see any issue.
So how the hell do I keep the thing out of my room? Doors seem to be of no use due to my family and their inability to use them. The dog won’t be trained to stay out- I have tried for seven years, every technique from bribery to punishment.
Shock fence collar? Baby gate across the hall? What the hell do I do?
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