A small sample of Bernese destruction...

Homer and Bernie destroy everything.

Past destruction includes:

  • Shoes
  • Shirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Living room furniture
  • Books (their favorite books are library books)
  • Garden hoses
  • Chewed holes through drywall
  • Remote controls
  • Cell phone (they love SIM cards)
  • Electrical cords (plugged in or not)
  • Duvet cover for bed
  • Dug hole through carpet

There's probably more, but that's what comes to mind right now.

Because of all that destruction, we decided to prepare a special kennel area on our sloped side yard for them to be in when we're away from home. Over two weekends, we carefully terraced and graded the area so there would be flat bits for the dog. We then laid landscaping fabric and pebbles down to keep things clean.

Two Bernese dogs and 1 day later, we have:

  • Tattered remains of landscaping fabric
  • 1/2 the rocks seem to be missing (did the dogs eat them?)
  • Numerous holes in the dirt
  • Lots of poo

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