The RHOBH star says her new Golden is "a very naughty bear of a dog."

on Dec 2, 2013 - The Dish0

Though Giggy will always be the apple of Lisa Vanderpump's eye, the latest canine addition to the Villa Rosa household—Rumpy, her adorable new golden retriever puppy—is fast becoming the man of the house. He may have been cute and cuddly when Ken first surprised Lisa with the pup, but he's since turned into a teething monster that's ripping her palatial place to shreds.

Lisa sent over a photo of Rumpy Pumpy's carnage (below), and it looks like her sofa received the brunt of the growing golden retriever's teething angst.

So how is Rumpy getting along with his new canine siblings? "I have to keep them separate," she says. "This [photo was taken] a couple of weeks ago when he was tied as they all ate their breakfast, he wasn't alone more than ten minutes! He could do an entire sofa in half an hour! He is actually a very naughty bear of a dog and is outside all day with our gardener who tries to exhaust him, walking and playing ball to no avail. He normally takes me for a walk at the end of the day, too."

Have you got any tips or tricks for Lisa and Ken as they try to train Rumpy Pumpy? Let us know in the comments! 

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14 comments
pyoungclaus
pyoungclaus

Don't worry Lisa, He will calm down a lot as he gets older.  The puppy phase is tough because they have so much energy.  As for the teething, when my dogs were pups I gave them raw beef bones to chew on.  It seemed to satisfy their need to chew so they left my furniture alone.  Good luck! He's a beautiful boy :)

MissMaryMac
MissMaryMac

Hire a dog trainer......he needs to be reined in.

NJ-Roses
NJ-Roses

Use a crate whenever you cannot supervise Rumpy and get a dog trainer immediately (how about  THE DOG WHISPERER, Cesar Millan?).

WVWorkingWife
WVWorkingWife

No worries!  I have a golden and he is a WONDERFUL family pet.  He has a couple of cats to keep him entertained.  He destroyed one remote and one Barbie when he was younger, but they mellow out greatly with age.  My boy loves to swim but doesn't require a ton of exercise.  He loves his family more than anything and always minds.  He hasn't torn up anything in 8 years.  Once they get through the teething, you can't have a better dog than a golden! 

la12ce
la12ce

Swimming!! Teach Rumpy to swim, sit and lob tennis balls into the pool. 20 minutes of hard Throwing should take a lot if starch out of his sails, did for my golden for first to years. He lays down He's tired and it could start all over again. These dogs are water dogs and since she has a pool They should teach him how to get in and out in case he falls in. Always use same entry and exit So he knows how to get out, otherwise you could have tragedy. Never leave him alone out There!

keppie
keppie

Dog park dog park dog park!! My Yellow Lab went every morning and as many evenings as I could squeeze in. The first two years are intense! Also, lots of teething bones and toys that must be rotated. Only leave out two at a time, and rotate them so he doesn't get bored like a child with too many toys.  But he needs to play with other dogs that are close to his size. You will be rewarded with a wonderful loyal companion and protector. He will also protect the little ones from coyotes and such. They are definitely worth the effort! 

gidgi22
gidgi22

Lisa, Goldens are awesome dogs...Hire a trainer, and he or she will have that pup behaving in no time.  you won't regret it I promise that's WHAT WE DID AND WE HAVE A WONDERFUL BOY

bunnymunro
bunnymunro

Oh how lovable Lisa did not think to have her agent get in touch with Cesar Millan I do not know.

What a fabulous episode of Dog Whisperer that would be! hint hint... and good for all involved.

Seriously though, for now he needs to be crated while you eat or are unable to engage with him.

Of course not all the time, nor for long periods, but it will help him calm himself while you are busy.

I am happy to hear that he is being physically engaged outdoors during the day though, because that is more important than anything.

It would have been a PERFECT moment for the Vanderpumps to push "rescue" , but thats the breaks once again.

Of course he is a purebred, perfect little cartoon Retriever.

They have puppies in rescue too you know.

mermaidbch
mermaidbch

Oh! I forgot, walking morning and afternoon. After 2 years, my lab quit chewing on our things, we learned never to leave her alone in a room with out us. Crating was a lifesaver for us, and she loved it. We would leave the door open and she would go in on her own when she wanted to be in her little den cave.

grub
grub

Another illl-considered bred dog like the one Russell gave Kennedy who will within weeks be in a shelter because he didn't "acclimate" with the family. Goldens (or is it a yellow lab?) are wonderful family pets who aim to please, but they are diggers and chewers, easily bored, and need to run a couple of miles a day. Wrong choice, Ken. Your lifestyle was meant for your little lap dogs. Go to a shelter and get a small dog!

TeresaToo
TeresaToo

He's a Sporting Breed.  Everyone knows Goldens and Labs are insane for the first two or three years of their lives.  The dogs needs MILEAGE put on him every single day, on a schedule  That way, he'll learn to regulate his energy levels.  But he's like a four year old kid-- he needs to be completely worn out twice a day, like clockwork, 365 days a year.  Lots of raw cow bones will help chew off some of that nervous energy, too.  And be sure to obedience train him for about 10 minutes at a time --no longer, he doesn't have the attention span for it yet-- several times a day.

 

Good luck!

mermaidbch
mermaidbch

Teething bones, chews, and kongs with peanut butter hidden inside. It keeps them busy, also a puppy trainer, or puppy kindergarten, so he can get socialize with other dogs. Not just his sibling dogs at home. I took my lab to the dog park for 1 to 2 hrs. a day, it helped, so did the chews. Crating helped too.

mermaidbch
mermaidbch

 @la12ce That is so true it happened to a friend of mine. You don't ever want to leave them alone out there. We live on the beach our lab and pointer loves swimming. In the winter we go xcountry skiing and they always try to go in the creek, we had to train them not to do that.

bunnymunro
bunnymunro

 @grub YES! or even look online at the breed of their choice's rescue site.

And Pet finder lists the sheltered ones so that can't be too hard to do!