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    Yes, once again I'm having troubles with my German Shepherd. She is still a puppy. In the morning she will go to the neighbor's driveway, take their newspaper and bring it back and tear it up. Does anyone know how I can train her out of this habit? She knows what she's doing is wrong, but she likes to be mischievous.

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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    The best way I can think of is to not let her out alone. It is not safe to let her out if you don't have a safely fenced yard or she's not on a leash. It is as simple as that.
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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    Well, we live in a rural area and I'm used to just letting her out to do whatever she wants. She never runs away. But I guess I should just keep her in till my neighbor's get their paper.

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    The only thing with letting her loose is she is going to someone else's property, not cool! What if they get a dog, or someone staying there has a dog and the two get into a fight. Or what if she's pooping on thier yard??? I have neighbors down the road that let thier dog out, about once a week it tours the area and will mess on other peoples yard. It'll come here to check out my dog often too. The first few times I called them and took the dog back but they don't seem to care. And this is a nice nieghborhood just on the outskirts of the city, so I was surprised to see they let the dog roam.
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    Please do not use the statement "she never runs away" a more accurate statement is "she has never run away yet" Sometime in the future are you planning some type of training program. I read your other thread, I think a solid steel door will help your dog scratching door problem and I would call up your neighbor and have him get his newspaper off the driveway as that is very inconsiderate of him. I myself would not worry about it as unless you stop the dog running loose the problem will disappear on it's own. I get many calls from people asking about their dog's running loose and I tell them all the same thing. There is a very good chance that a loose dog will soon be a dead dog and all problems are gone. We are in a rural area and even where we live there are cars and actually there are young men cruising looking for loose dogs that they can use as bait dogs. (hope I got that term right) All that being said I will fight for your right to do as you please with your dog. It looks like you are a new member on forum and I welcome you and wish you good luck with your pup. If you want to solve your problems it's pretty simple dogs outside should be supervised.
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    Yeah, my parents live on a farm and growing up we *hated* it when stray dogs would come on our property because we didn't have a dog, but horses and cats and didn't want them to be chased. So I wouldn't let her roam, especially since she could be hit by a car.

    This reminds me of a story my grandpa told DH and I the day before we got our puppy. He delivered newspapers as a boy and he started getting complaints that no one was getting their papers, other than a lady that lived in an apartment with a back entrance. So after replacing the papers at his own expense for what was the last straw, he went back and watched the street after he finished his route. One of the neighbors had trained their dog to get the paper and bring it inside. Except the dog then went and picked up all of the other papers and dumped them in the bushes by its house, except for the lady with the back entrance, probably because he didn't know there was a paper back there.

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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    Thank you for the replies. My dog does not really "roam" we have a hundred acres and she usually just stays right around the house. I havn't had a problem with her trespassing with exception to the newspaper problem. Thanks for the advice.

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    Hmmm... she doesn't really trespass expect for 9am monday to friday *LOL? Sorry just had to toss that in, but to each thier own *smiles*.
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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    I used to have a GSD/Lab mix that would steal stuff from the neighbors. I would take the stuff back if wasn't annihilated or chewed to pieces. Golf balls,tennis balls,shoes,small garden tools,towels etc. Mostly anything left in their garage when the doors were down. The dogs name was "Bandit". David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equusamant View Post
    Thank you for the replies. My dog does not really "roam" we have a hundred acres and she usually just stays right around the house. I havn't had a problem with her trespassing with exception to the newspaper problem. Thanks for the advice.
    Well, it seems as if you don't truly want to solve the problem, which would be easy to do with a dog run or more supervision. I just hope your dog doesn't pay for your decision one day. Even if you live on 100 acres in a rural area there are cars on the roads that could hit and kill your dog. And, if your dog ever does (or is caught) chase wildlife, cattle, sheep, horses, etc. your dog will probably be legally shot and killed. For your dog's sake I hope you are correct about the running off property and that you remain correct.

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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    Yes that's the message I tried to convey with the loose dog is a dead dog message. In a rural area though there is what I call the father/grandfather syndrome. My dad and my grandfather always let their dogs run loose and nothing ever happened. I really don't try to fight that attitude too much as I guess you just got to lose a dog before lesson is learned. I have a neighbor that in 36 years we have lived here has gone through 8 dogs, one at a time. All killed by cars on a rural road. He still hasn't learned a lesson, Go figure.
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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    Quote Originally Posted by wvasko View Post
    Yes that's the message I tried to convey with the loose dog is a dead dog message. In a rural area though there is what I call the father/grandfather syndrome. My dad and my grandfather always let their dogs run loose and nothing ever happened. I really don't try to fight that attitude too much as I guess you just got to lose a dog before lesson is learned. I have a neighbor that in 36 years we have lived here has gone through 8 dogs, one at a time. All killed by cars on a rural road. He still hasn't learned a lesson, Go figure.
    Thank you for posting that. If I thought it would do any good, I'd print out copies of it and pin it to the collar of every stray dog I run into out here in the country.

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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    There is a pattern of posts on dogforums (and I'm not referring necessarily to the OP.)

    "My dog is pretty well housebroken, except when he pees and poops in the house."

    "My dog is well-socialized except with male dogs."

    "My dog has never bitten anyone except my cousin, and he deserved it."

    "My dog never leaves our property except to go steal the neighbor's newspaper."

    I don't know what to say to that, other than, "Good luck."

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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    Oh I know this problem too good.
    My dog always took the newspaper from our neighbor... but he was an old men .. and he doesnīt matter ... thatīs too lucky

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    I had a dairy farm.. owned 160 acres.. and farmed an additional 300 acres of rented land.. and two dogs. One was a GSD who worked cattle for me and the other dog was a mixed breed pet who would round up raccoons, woodchucks etc.

    When I was home, the dogs were inside with me. When I let them out at home, I had a fenced back yard or they were with me. When I was working on the farm they were with me. If I was doing field work on the tractor they were either confined to their fenced yard, tied up in the shade of the hedge row (very rarely) or they were confined to a box stall (calving stall) in the dairy barn. Always with water available.

    Living rural is never an excuse to just let a dog out unsupervised.

    I had neighbors who let their dog(s) out unsupervised. One day when one of those dogs was chasing a pregnant cow, the dog did not return to the neighbor in a "live" condition as a result of my intervention with a rifle. This was the 3rd time and I had warned them twice. In my State any dog harassing livestock can be shot, no questions asked. Most farmers don't bother with a warning.

    At one point the dog in question had been a puppy that was let out unsupervised... and eventually that puppy started to run and chasing cows and wildlife was "fun" to the dog. The owner couldn't be bothered to walk or supervise the dog. "As the World Turns" and "General Hospital" are, after all, way more important.

    I no longer live on the farm. I do live in a rural area. Our town has a leash law. If a dog repeatedly came over to my house and tore up my newspaper I would warn the owner once. Next time I would catch the dog and take it to the pound. Not the no kill shelter where there is never any room, but to the Kill shelter 30 miles away. Owner could figure it out.

    I won't be so kind as others have been here. Supervise your dog. Train your dog. Go out in the cold and snow with your dog to do both those things. Walk your dog. Be responsible. Those are the answers.

    Don't make excuses for his behavior and look for magic training dust so you can just open the door and let him out w/o a fence, w/o supervision and w/o training.. and expect perfect behavior. It doesn't work like that.

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    Why not watch the dog, when he gets the paper, train him to put it on the neighbors front porch. Great trick and no pissed of neighbor.

    Oh, wait, you don't want any responsibility for the dog because you just let him out and he doesn't run away. Famous last words. There is a post somewhere on here about a dog that go torn up by a bear. I would think that in a "rural" area there is wildlife that could pose some danger to your dog (not a bear but maybe a deer). You are putting your dogs life in danger and don't seem to care. And it is only going to get worse as he gets older if you don't train him.

    I just hope we don't see a post that your dog was hurt by a car and you don't know whether to let him live or not because his injuries are so severe.

    Good luck dog...you're gonna need it!



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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    Quote Originally Posted by giovanna.0219 View Post
    Oh I know this problem too good.
    My dog always took the newspaper from our neighbor... but he was an old men .. and he doesnīt matter ... thatīs too lucky
    You know what this is such a spooky world out there now that sometimes dogs are shot or poisoned doing that kind of stuff. Pretty tough stuff for a dog that's just being a dog.
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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    Quote Originally Posted by giovanna.0219 View Post
    Oh I know this problem too good.
    My dog always took the newspaper from our neighbor... but he was an old men .. and he doesnīt matter ... thatīs too lucky
    I keep reading this and wonder why Old Men Don't Matter?

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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    Quote Originally Posted by Elana55 View Post
    I keep reading this and wonder why Old Men Don't Matter?
    You see, I don't get no respect, me and Rodney.
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    Re: My dog steals my neighbor's newspaper!

    Quote Originally Posted by wvasko View Post
    You see, I don't get no respect, me and Rodney.
    I respect you!!



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