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    I'm dog sitting two 1 yo golden retrievers, brother and sister. Boy weighs about 65 lbs, girl about 45 lbs. I would like advice on how to let them be puppies while still maintaining discipline. They know sit and stay pretty well, but no other commands. They don't know how to heel, but I've been keeping them on a short leash so I have more control when they decide to chase a leaf or a squirrel. They are walked in a harness with 2 leashes attached. I'm walking them separately, at least 3 times a day. The owners only left 2 rubber bones for toys because the dogs chew through everything. They also left rawhide treats and cows hooves. I bought a Kong Extreme and a Kong tug toy. The dogs like the tug toy a lot.

    Also, their play with each other can get rough. The owners have let them roughhouse to a degree, but I haven't seen them playing much since they grew so big and I'm not sure if I should stop them biting each other after a certain amount of time, let them calm down a bit, and then let them roughhouse some more. They have tried to include me in this kind of play and I leave, but I'm concerned that I'm not getting the message across to not roughhouse with humans. How much is puppy behavior and how much is lack of discipline?
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    This isn't really and issue or in need of advice but more of a curiosity, so my cat stomps her toys with her back feet, why does she do this? also working on her not scratching the furniture 99% of the time i just have to say her name sternly but sometimes i have to point the spray bottle (not spray it) the times i do i don't have to spray her just spray it in the air.
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    stomps? how?

    as for the scratching, did you buy her that thing, a cat scratching post like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace_ View Post
    stomps? how?

    as for the scratching, did you buy her that thing, a cat scratching post like this:

    Attachment 19187
    I'll try to take a video and yes she had a scratching post which she uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    This isn't really and issue or in need of advice but more of a curiosity, so my cat stomps her toys with her back feet, why does she do this? also working on her not scratching the furniture 99% of the time i just have to say her name sternly but sometimes i have to point the spray bottle (not spray it) the times i do i don't have to spray her just spray it in the air.
    Have seen stomping with front feet but not back. Looking forward to video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eilonwy View Post
    Have seen stomping with front feet but not back. Looking forward to video.
    it looks similar to thumper thumping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    it looks similar to thumper thumping.
    No clue. Hope someone with more knowledge will reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eilonwy View Post
    No clue. Hope someone with more knowledge will reply.
    maybe she's half rabbit.
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