Opening Cupboards
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  • Does anyone else have a Basenji that opens cupboards?? I've had to put baby locks on my cupboards because he opens all of them and roots around inside. Doesn't matter what's in there, he wants them open. I've lived for 3 years with the locks now, but just wondered if anyone else had this happen.

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  • I know I've seen postings about this kind of thing before. Mine could open kitchen cupboards and the refrigerator–so I had child proof locks on everything in the kitchen. He also would pull open the drawer of my nightstand--I got a different nightstand that didn't have a handle on it.

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  • Sahara has done this and I told my hubby that I needed a baby lock for my baby!!!haha!!!! I put my glasses in a nightstand beside my bed to hide them from her and she got them anyways the next morning when I was gone from the room. My hubby and I had to chase her to get them back, she is so fast that it takes 2 of us to get back whatever she has.

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    @youngandtired:

    Sahara has done this and I told my hubby that I needed a baby lock for my baby!!!haha!!!! I put my glasses in a nightstand beside my bed to hide them from her and she got them anyways the next morning when I was gone from the room. My hubby and I had to chase her to get them back, she is so fast that it takes 2 of us to get back whatever she has.

    LOL!! Have you watched you B watch you put something away - something that she wants, ie. toy; your glasses? I can see Dukes brain working as I put it down, I then decide I better put it on a higher shelf or block his view of what I'm doing with it. :cool:

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  • Shadow's uncle Nicky opens cabinets, drawers, and certain types of refrigerators. We have baby locks on the cabinets and drawers and bought an upside down refrigerator with a drawer freezer so we didn't have to worry about him stealing roasts in the middle of the night anymore.

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    Abbey doesn't do cabinet doors or the fridge. Her specialty is dresser drawers. She knows yummy winter stuff like hats and gloves are in the bottom drawer so she figured out how to hook her paw through the handle and open it right up. My glasses have to go on top of the dresser with no chair anywhere around she can climb on to get them. She mangled my travel alarm so bad when I found it in the living room I wasn't sure what it used to be.

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  • I'm so glad I'm not the only one!! I tell other people that I've put up gates and baby locks and they look at me like I'm nuts!! HAHAHA

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  • @lvoss:

    Shadow's uncle Nicky opens cabinets, drawers, and certain types of refrigerators. We have baby locks on the cabinets and drawers and bought an upside down refrigerator with a drawer freezer so we didn't have to worry about him stealing roasts in the middle of the night anymore.

    I don't think it would be a good idea for me with a bottom freezer! I bake cookies and leave them in the freezer0he could have a grand old time if I had a bottom freezer!

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  • Actually the drawer type bottom freezers are the only kind that Nicky can't get enough leverage to open. That is why we had to get it. It is the only design he is unable to get into, though not for lack of trying. It makes the refrigerator portion too high for him to get leverage to open.

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  • @nomrbddgs:

    Does anyone else have a Basenji that opens cupboards?? I've had to put baby locks on my cupboards because he opens all of them and roots around inside. Doesn't matter what's in there, he wants them open. I've lived for 3 years with the locks now, but just wondered if anyone else had this happen.

    Your Sugar's mom Locket is why I have a blue bungee cord around two of my cabinets hehe. And here is a photo of Sugar's baby sister Cory taken a few days ago. And you had to ask that question? :D

    Smart dogs can be a pain to live with eh? hehe

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  • Yeah well my little one did not do this before but now he just figured out how to open my shoe draws..yes of course this is where I keep my good ones. He drives me crazy.

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    all of this came out of the cabinaets. My pans, he took out my pots and pans.

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  • @YodelDogs:

    Your Sugar's mom Locket is why I have a blue bungee cord around two of my cabinets hehe. And here is a photo of Sugar's baby sister Cory taken a few days ago. And you had to ask that question? :D

    Smart dogs can be a pain to live with eh? hehe

    Did she dig out the bottom of the drawer or try to sleep in it??

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  • Alani will occasionaly open cupboards but only if she gets bored. But she's constantly trying to open doors. She'll try and grab the knob with both her paws and turn it. Luckily all of the doors pull open from the direction she's trying to get out of and hasn't succeeded.

    Her grandpa said that if he walked in and saw her reading the paper it wouldn't surprise him.

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  • Yes, though do seen to be a little intelligent. I'm waiting for Shadow to show up in a robe, with a pipe, the newspaper and spectacles!!

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  • @nomrbddgs:

    Did she dig out the bottom of the drawer or try to sleep in it??

    I think it was simply her weight that popped the bottom out of the drawer. I was on the phone in another room when it happened, only gone 15 minutes mind you. I finished my call and went to check on Cory and that is exactly what I saw. I first screeched "ACK" but then started laughing and grabbed my camera. She was so proud of herself lol. I put the drawer back together with some duct tape and then marinated the outside with Bitter Apple. So far so good. ;)

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