Frankie’s Problem Containment

Frankie’s role as big brother includes the important task of problem containment and he can be quite creative in his solutions.

Hu-Dad! Help!

Hu-Dad! Help!

Hu-dad is often asked how often he closes the doors on our crates. The answer is quite rarely. We get our meals in closed crates (which allows each dog to eat at his own speed without worry that a neighbor might “covet the kibble.” In the rare times Hu-Dad leaves us at home alone, we nap in our closed crates. And our crates are closed in the S-RV at times for safety,

Other than those times, our crates doors remain open. We love having our own personal den for napping, a place where our brothers and sisters will not disturb us.

Unfortunately for Landon, Frankie has learned the value of closing the door when a certain youngster gets too rambunctious. For the record, Hu-Dad did not go to Landon’s rescue since it looked like Frankie had things well under control.

Come on, Big Bro, let me out!

Come on, Big Bro, let me out!


  1. Zoe on July 10, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Frankie is brilliant !!!

  2. Juno's mom on July 10, 2017 at 10:14 am

    So cute, Frankie putting Landon in timeout.

  3. Pat and Rebel on July 10, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Nice move Frankie.

  4. All Things Collie on July 10, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Frankie is a great big brother, but we doubt Landon sees it that way!

  5. Lori on July 10, 2017 at 7:01 am

    Well done Frankie!!!!

  6. Hokie Pack on July 10, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Smart boy Frankie!!!

  7. Mary Ann Molenda on July 10, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Too funny! Does Frankie really do this on a regular basis or was this just an “accident “?

    • The Thundering Herd on July 10, 2017 at 6:15 am

      Hu-Dad just glanced outside and saw this, so don’t know if it was deliberate or not. It was, however, quite clearly effective and Frankie showed no desire to yield to Landon’s protests of unfairness.

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