Asking for opinons here, out of curiosity. Not advice - it’s not my call to make.
My husband has a Labrador Retriever. The dog is about 7 years old (old enough to have a gray muzzle). You may remember him.
Anyway, husband left for deer camp yesterday afternoon. Dutifully last night I fed the dog, and then let it out to whiz. When the dog came back inside he had a Spit Tiara. A big ropy strand of dog spit wrapped around his head. sigh.
I don’t know about you, but Dog Spit is not something I want to decorate my house with for the Holidays.
So, I tried to call the dog back outside to the patio, so I could get a dog towel and wipe this stuff off of his head before he smeared it everywhere. Well, evidently he knew something was up because he ducked into his crate. I went around to the crate and reached inside to get him by the collar and pull him out.
Then he bit me! Ouch! Made a little puncture wound in the backside of my hand (heel of the thumb area). After being pissed off for a minute I decided that I would just put the wire door on the crate, the spit would dry up overnight, and I could let him out in the morning. The door has a bracket on the inside in which his water bowl fits, so he wouldn’t be thirsty.
So I locate the wire door, and proceed to wrestle it into the crate opening, and I thought I had my fingers all on the outside but I guess I didn’t and HE BIT ME again! Sheesh!
At that point I called my son to help me and we pushed the crate against the wall and I went to bed.
What would you have done next? As I said, it’s husband’s call, so I don’t need advice, I’m just curious as to how others would have handled this. Thanks!