Dogs and the Garage

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Why do you guys do with your pups while in the garage? My guy is to small to leave unattended in the house alone so I bought him a 25 ft cable I hook up to him which he doesn’t mind but I feel like I spend more time chasing tools from him then working on shit. I’ve also tried a baby gate across the back door to the garage and he just pulls it down since he can’t see me..

Makes working in the garage hard and I often end the day or night early due to frustration from him lol.

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Only if I’m doing something quiet. But my boy is no trouble. He doesn’t get into fluids, he doesn’t get in the way, he just lays down between me and the exit/entrance. If I’m making sparks, noise, or doing anything dangerous I don’t let him out with me.

Give him a good walk and play time and tire him out before you work on your rig. That could work. He will be too tired to be any bother and make sure he gets praised when he’s not being a bother.


That’s a nice pup. If he’s kennel trained you could put him in a kennel inside. Same deal when he’s quiet make sure he knows he’s doing well.

When he’s being a pain just distract him with something he can play with. This could be a good training opportunity for both of you.
 
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One time I had the door that goes between the house and garage open. I was grinding something and my dog saw it through the door and ran into the garage to try to chase the sparks. Prey drive is out of control so she stays in the house.
 
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Today I took him on a long walk and gave him a bone. He layed down for a little but ends up walking around and stealing tools and chasing sparks and air coming from hoses until he opens the door and finally goes inside... he’s getting better just don’t know how to train him to lay and not get tangled or stuff like that. Guess it probably just comes with time
 

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My uncle trained his dog to sit between the tire of his truck and work bench and not move. I’m dead serious, while he works on his wood turning projects that dog does not move. He was consistent on words and leashed him when he was a puppers to the tire, everytime he got up he would point and say lay down. Took him a while to get there but he learned over time and now begs to go to the garage.
 

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Atlas just chills in the other bay usually, or he'll lay by the man door.

If the weather's nice he just roams in and out.
 

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Why do you guys do with your pups while in the garage? My guy is to small to leave unattended in the house alone so I bought him a 25 ft cable I hook up to him which he doesn’t mind but I feel like I spend more time chasing tools from him then working on shit. I’ve also tried a baby gate across the back door to the garage and he just pulls it down since he can’t see me..

Makes working in the garage hard and I often end the day or night early due to frustration from him lol.

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Ohh yeah he's jerk. He's a pup he will eventually grow out of it. Till then suck it up. Lol.
 

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Mine is the best dog I've ever had.

Getting on in years now. Dunno what I'll do when he goes.
 
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He’s a great pup don’t get me wrong haha but i do think about the times when it was nice to just go out and not have to worry about him... I’m sure he’ll grow out of just wanted to see what others do. Thanks guys
 

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I couldn’t get my Bulldog to be my shop dog no matter how hard I tried. He didn’t like being in the garage with unfamiliar tool noises and he was a puss so he stayed in the house. Now that he’s gone I’m stuck with 2 lap dogs that I want nothing to do with so if you have garage dog problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a doggo ain’t one :cool:
 

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I worry about welding around the dogs - I'm concerned about early cataracts since they don't know not to look if they're concerned about you. (so my dogs only go to the shop on random weekends if I know I'm not going to be welding)
 
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I worry about welding around the dogs - I'm concerned about early cataracts since they don't know not to look if they're concerned about you. (so my dogs only go to the shop on random weekends if I know I'm not going to be welding)
Welding he doesn’t bother with. Most the time chewing a toy or walking around or taking my glove. Now grinding or the plasma going... if he’s not tired he’ll try to catch the sparks which makes me have to tie him up far away.
 

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Ever since I had my dog cremated, I haven't had a single dog related problem. It's a great solution for avoiding dog problems.

But I got lucky and never had my dog try to bother me much while I was in the garage. Usually he just wandered around the yard pissing on things, laid in the shade, or wanted to be inside. Every once in a while he would climb under my truck with me while I was under there, but it was never a bother. I miss that dog all the time (except for the shedding and pissing on shit)
 

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I have a 14 year old Maine Coon cat (best dog I've ever had, actually) that now lies in the driveway where I park when I come home just so I'll get out of the car and pay attention to her to park. Pets are funny; like old roommates that don't pay.
 

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I couldn’t get my Bulldog to be my shop dog no matter how hard I tried. He didn’t like being in the garage with unfamiliar tool noises and he was a puss so he stayed in the house. Now that he’s gone I’m stuck with 2 lap dogs that I want nothing to do with so if you have garage dog problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a doggo ain’t one :cool:
Pic of said bulldog would be appreciated
 
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