I have been trying to figure out how to control the dog. I know. I know. This blog is about Lion control, not dog control. In this case, it may be related.
Our dog is getting bigger. I think she needs room to run. I think she needs a fence. Lion hopes she’ll just hang around the yard as our last two dogs did. Given her penchant for escaping the fence we have, I don’t see her sticking around. Besides, if we aren’t getting her fixed right away or maybe never, we need a way to keep other dogs out. You know how persistent those horny males can be. I’m looking at you, Lion!
Aside from the expense, the biggest problem is that we rent our house, and the landlord may not look favorably on us putting up a fence. I’ve tried to come up with temporary solutions. I’ve tried to come up with nearly free options. Lion rejects every one of them. His latest idea is a kennel. They are temporary, but they are expensive. I can’t see a male dog getting in or our dog getting out. We need more research. This morning, I started looking at invisible fences again. It will keep our dog in but will also allow those pesky, horny dogs in. There must be a solution.
In the matter of Lion control, I should have punished him for rejecting my last fence idea. I worked hard on figuring out which fencing and what was needed. I thought it was a good compromise — temporary and not too expensive. I think he should be punished for making me feel bad. I wasn’t sure about it last night, but now I’m annoyed that I’m not out there right now putting up the fence. It may not necessarily be right to punish him for something like this, but he does want me to punish him when he annoys me. So, here I am, sticking up for myself. Right or wrong.
[Lion — The fence suggestions are creative but require a lot of real estate surrounded by a rather ugly fence. Our landlord is almost certainly going to reject that sort of solution. I am very happy that Mrs. Lion put in the effort to look for ways to contain the pup. I don’t think that is the main problem. The real issue is to do it in a way that won’t piss off our landlord.]