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I woke this morning to find that my basset, Topper, chewed through some of my christmas lights on my tree. I haven't put the ornaments up yet, but has anyone had a problem with their bassets and christmas trees or decorations? He is only 8 months, so this is my experience with a basset and a christmas tree. Thanks.
 

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this was last year's reaction :blink:
and he was nearly two :lol:
 

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When I put my tree up last year, Fred would pull the ornament balls off the tree. Lucky for me, my tree is pre-lighted so he can't pull or chew a string of lights. We will see how he does this year! :lol:
 

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Chloe did the same thing last year a couple of days before I was going to take the tree down the cats and her like to mess around with the glass balls they are partners in crime lol :lol:
 

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I woke this morning to find that my basset, Topper, chewed through some of my christmas lights on my tree. I haven't put the ornaments up yet, but has anyone had a problem with their bassets and christmas trees or decorations?[/b]
Toughyu till the day he died loved glass ornement. Knocking then down and batting then around was way to garish for him. Nope. He carfully removed the with his mouth and moved to a suitable location with them, the only time he would ever carry anything in his mouth. He would then bit down on them until the exploded with a pop cuasing him startle. with in 5 minute if he could find another he would do it again,
 

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Well with Presley's obsession with lights and shadows..my Christmas tree has to be put up on a table..out of her Hound dog reach...
 

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Bassets & Christmas trees--BWAHAHA. Like Toughy, ours love to steal the glass ornaments and bite down til they pop them. They chew up the cloth ornaments. They get underneath the tree and pull the tree skirt out and across the room. They push the round ball ornaments around with their noses....all good holiday fun :)
 

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Grace is 8 months and discovered the tree yesterday. there were little beads everywhere when she finished, I hope she's finished.
 

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:lol: :lol: We find a few ornaments in the back yard every year in the spring, when I start gardening. I only put the safe ones along the bottom of the tree ...and I do try to keep the dogs away. But we have a doggie door that stays open ...which means most of the thievery goes on after I leave for work.
 

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This will be our second Christmas with Rusty & Stickers. I don't trust Stickers. She is the one who will get into trouble when we leave and Rusty won't play with her. I KNOW she would take ornaments off the tree and chew them just for something to do. SO we put our Christmas tree in the formal living room (where we don't sit :rolleyes: ) so it stays safe! Hopefully next year we can trust her.
 

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We only lost a few ornaments in five Christmases with Harold. Mostly he would "accidently" knock off a low-hanging ornament while inspecting it. He only chewed one or two in all this time - one was a teddy bear in a stocking, perhaps a sign. Harold loved to rub his mouth after getting a good drink of water, usually against the table cloth, but the tree was good and scratchy too, or he would just flop around on the floor until his lips were dry. Henry, our coonhound, does not believe in Santa Claus and is interested only in food and game on the hoof. Otherwise it's just zzz. Both dogs knew/know the word No inside and out an heeded/heed it pretty well.
 

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Last year was my first Christmas of my own and neither of my dogs pestered the tree. They sniffed and that was that. Hopefully we'll be as lucky this year.

~Heather
 

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Our older boy, Merlin absolutely loves standing or laying under our tree. He never chews on it or pulls at it, but he is just constantly standing or laying under it. We haven't figured it out yet, but every year, this is what we see!

 

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Sadie & Max don't seem to be too interested in the tree but our tree is in a corner and one of their stuffed dog toys was back in the corner behind the tree. I don't even know how Sadie knew it was back there but she did and went back there to get it. While she was coming back out she ended up catching on the bottom of the tree and knocked it over. Luckily none of the ornaments broke but the tree branches were all bent and out of shape, I'm still messing with it two days later to get it to look right.

 

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This is our first Christmas with Jeffrey, so naturally I was worried about how he would do with our Christmas tree. He was very concerned when we were putting it up, wondering why we were arranging the furniture and bringing a giant green tree into the house. But since then he has totally ignored it, including the present that's already wrapped underneath. We were careful to not put ornaments too low for him to have a lot to tempt him, and I guess it's working. I'm amazed, since he likes to get into absolutely everything.
 

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Grace is 8 months and discovered the tree yesterday. there were little beads everywhere when she finished, I hope she's finished.[/b]
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Bassets look at Chrstimas trees as entertainment. We put up our last Chrismas tree about 2 years ago when Bonnie was about 1 year old. We would come home to find broken ornaments all over the floor, chewed up Nutcrackers, etc. She loved to swing from the branches of the lower limbs. Luckily our boys are all older and don't expect a tree anymore, because we don't go to the trouble to put one up. We decorate with other things all out of the way of bassets (at least for now).
 
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