Ah, my new dog. After reading about Bronson and Twin Girl's getting to know each other, I started to think about how well Bella had settled in and how the damage has been reducing. I was a bit too early! I had loaded the dish washer but not closed the door properly. Whilst checking some stuff out in the garden I hear the crash and clatter or crockery and cutlery. Great. She'd opened the door, got into the dish washer and removed the cutlery tray and 2 or 3 bowls. I can't tell how many, the pieces were too fragmented. I growled at her, told her to go outside and cleaned up. Vengeance however would be mine within 20minutes. Finishing off in the garden she was munching on some weeds (she's strange) and getting closer and closer to the fence line. And therefore the electric fence. A squeal and she was running off to the couch to recuperate. The damage to date has been limited, but interesting. 1. Jumped onto kitchen bench and taken food being prepared 2. Opened the cupboard door and emptied the dog cereal in the kitchen and dragged the box outside. 3. Jumped onto the kitchen bench and smashed my (nice) fruit bowl. 4. Pulled an empty wine bottle off the side and smashed to lots of pieces. 5. Eaten 2 days of prepared dog food in the 5 seconds I turned my back 6. Removed a loaf of bread from the cupboard and eaten. 7. Opens kitchen draws and looks around 8. Opens kitchen cupboard and crawls in to sleep In addition to all of that, don't leave anything in sight or in a jumpable location. She will get it. And despite all of that, she gives me 'that' look and what can you do? Actually, for Bella it's quite hard, she was beaten as a puppy, then was rescued and spent 5yrs living with a lovely family but no discipline and now lives with me and Stevie in a place where we have rules. So whatever I do has to take into account her history.