Rebel Is A Hilariously Destructive Boston Terrier While In His Crate

Rebel Is A Hilariously Destructive Boston Terrier While In His Crate

A destructive Boston Terrier is a smart Boston Terrier. I say that often and people call me crazy. The truth is, I LOVE videos like this. Boston Terriers are smart, they’re clever, they solve problems quicker and more efficiently than other dog breeds and that’s why we love them. If my dogs chew on the leg of a chair or the railing on the stairs, I get mad. However, when they do something that seems impossible, no matter how destructive, I just love it. I think this video of a very smart, albeit destructive Boston Terrier is awesome because of his problem solving skills. How did we get here? His mom, SabrinaHorton, explains:

“My Boston BULL Terrier, Rebel, destroys anything around his crate while were out. I wondered how he moved his crate, got things that should have been out of his reach and pushed things off his crate. Now I know. He has destroyed cables to my paper shredder, my computer, and printer. He has knocked off a box that had 2 dvd players in it along with several other electronics. Pulled cloths, towels, cat toys and anything around his crate that will fit through the bars. Its crazy. HE’S crazy.” 

Seriously, how smart is little Rebel? We here at iBostonTerrier.com have too many reasons for loving this video: 1. His name is Rebel (all hail the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels) 2. He’s brown like our boy, Baxter 3. He’s a little genius making moves while locked in a crate. We’ve talked numerous times about putting a camera on our two little brats while they were in their crates but we felt that some things were just better left a mystery.

Do you have a destructive Boston Terrier? Have you ever thought about putting a camera on your Bostons during the day? Do you already? Tell us in the comments section!

11 Comments

  1. My Boston Jake who is six now used to chew everything in his crate when he was young. He chewed up two new dog beds for his sister and himself. The bottom of a brand new coffee table and countless blankets, pillows, towels, shoes. He’s pretty good now and will only take an occasional sock. I am still cautious about what I leave around and don’t really trust him completely, but I am so crazy about him I can’t get mad.
    Donna

  2. This dog should NOT be crated, he acts like he does not get enough exercise. I do not believe in crating, with proper training ^ diff. toys such as Kong toys with treats in the toys he will be better off. If he chews wires they can be un plugged & put up. Work with him, otherwise you will have an neurotic boy on your hands Good luck

  3. wow, this video couldn’t have come at a more “perfect” time… i have been having some destructive tendencies in Duncan… today, he attacked his crate, and when we thought we had found an alternate solution (putting up some boards so he just had access to the kitchen), he attacked the boards as we were letting him out… i am considering taking him to a behaviorist because it definitely scares me (as he has also shown some aggression towards other dogs).

  4. This dog needs chew toys in his crate….

  5. I really feel sorry for this dog

  6. I do not think this is funny at all the poor dog looks stressed and is acting out because it’s not been properly crate trained.

  7. My 1 year old Boston has destroyed (pulled apart) two wire crates( I stay at home majority of the time) he’s barely ever crated. He gets played with constantly and goes for a walk every day. We leave him out now and try to put everything up so he can’t chew it but now he’s chewing up my furniture.

  8. I hate to be a party pooper, but I must:

    Crating a dog to protect your house while you’re at work is cruel. Never mind that very loving rescues and owners do it; it’s as unnatural as someone asking you to spend 9 hours a day in one chair or bed simply because it’s EASIER on the carpet, the furniture–whatever.

    Yes, use it for timeouts, for brief confinement for safety to limit movement for medical reasons, for transport, for early potty-training…Being trained to go into a crate on command can be life-saving at times. But anything else is treating the animal like a toy you put away when you don’t have time t play with it!

    Dogs in the wild loll around in PACKS with room to wrestle, cuddle, eat companionably side-by-side, explore the environment. When they do go into a den, it’s to sleep, give birth, hibernate, etc., and THERE IS A BACK DOOR to their dens.

    No dog was ever meant to be isolated without his human or animal pack, let alone confined to a small box, and let’s don’t even go there about a creature this bright living in sensory deprivation and incredible boredom and frustration due to this unnatural confinement. So I applaud owners for caring enough to rescue, to adopt, to buy safety items like crates. It’s clear you love your animal…but would this be “adorable” only, not also SAD, if it was a child in there?

    Dogs may not have rights, they may not be as intelligent as humans, but I would argue their need to move, exercise, play, explore and socialize are equal or stronger than that of the human child. Crating when not necessary and for long periods is selfish, it’s cruel, it’s not funny. This video makes me sad. The dog’s very intelligence and obvious frustration are sad, and that ruins the cuteness of his clever attempts to find SOMETHING to do, and SOME sense of movement.

    Wake up, BT lovers. Would you want to spend the day in a crate proportionately small in size to your body? How about your kid or grandkid?

    The question is: For exactly what reason are we requiring this creature to spend over half his waking life in a cage as small as any puppy mill cage, and calling it any different for the dog? How much we love him doesn’t matter in that time….confinement to a tiny space is confinement…for…your..

    …convenience.

    Sound familiar?

    This is solitary confinement, which is considered the worst of human punishments; their are documentaries galore about the cruelty of confining humans for long periods, even though a human can be told when we’ll be back and allowed to watch a clock.

    When I think of a dog past the early potty training where instinct is needed to help him grasp the basic idea, and when he is still too young to have 100% control over bowels and bladder, I think of him as being past a time where crate training to prevent soiling is humane. If you’ve done your job, your dog wants to go out or on pads. If you have to confine him to make sure he holds it even when it has become miserable, then you are cruel.

    In short, if you HAVE to crate him to prevent soiling, you’re gone too long and need an alternative location that is acceptable, such as pee pads.

    An equivalent situation would be forcing your little boy to keep his pants on and zipped up to help him “hold it longer”. It would actually work to an extent, because once he learns to stay dry for an hour or more, most kids dislike getting wet and will resist it longer than he would if you just told him, “we’ll go potty in a minute!” But would using this to help you avoid taking him to the potty when he is first needing to go, or to avoid changing his wet clothes be humane?

    And why baby-proof your house or baby-sit with one eye always on the wandering toddler? Worried he’ll fall downstairs, chew cords, eat poison, drink toilet water, tease the cat?

    Just put him in a crate for his safety….for discipline… to “calm him down”…give him a sense of security….to help him learn limits, too.

    I know you will be outraged by this comment, wounded, offended, etc. Appalled that I would think you have anything but the best wishes and caring feelings for your furbaby. It must be for his safety, to maintain discipline, keep him out of mischief, keep him potty-trained…etc. It will shock you that I would compare the two at all.

    I ask you to try to step outside the feeling of being accused, because honestly, I know abuse is the last thing you would ever knowingly do to your dog. Just take a minute and consider how you would feel, whether it’s really necessary, and whether in any way it might cause emotional pain or damage, even if the dog doesn’t blame YOU. Think for yourself, not what others say is right. That’s all I ask.

    • P.S. If he does chew the furniture, etc. and you’re truly and mostly worried about safety, there are pet gates/baby gates that cost about what a crate does, attractive, permanent, adjustable in size and moveable in under 3 minutes…with a swinging door built-in that will alllow you to confine a dog to a particular room or area, such as the kitchen. The choices are not limited to care vs. nothing.

      • I meant choices are not limited to CRATE vs. nothing. Stupid typos.

  9. Okay, I don’t mean to take up so much space, but I did forget to say that those rescues with very limited space to hold many animals and who use crates on a rotating basis to manage the situation, and keep all of them safe are in no way comparable to home crating just because you’re leaving the house, turning in for the night, or done with the dog for a while. There it is very much a matter of safety, ability to manage the environment, disease control, and more. As for crate training a dog to prepare him for adoption…well, as I said there are legitimate uses for short-term crating, and it helps make the dog adoptable. What you do with that prior training is the concern I’m addressing. It’s simple: Crating 4 convenience=cruelty.

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