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Does anybody have any tips on stopping a dog from chewing on stuff?
If so, I'm all ears.
I've had success using pine cones with my dogs. Taught them bite soft when playing and they stopped chewing
This post was edited by BlakeSmash 2 years ago
if it is a young lab, good luck to ya
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if its a new pup teething, a product called "bitter yuck" will start you off in the right direction. spray it on furniture corners and other things you dont want your pup to chew. make sure they have plenty of toys and bones to chew on and you can somewhat train them to chew on things that are "theirs".
ive done this with one, and currently have a 8 week old lab. Seems to be working well this time around. last time around i started too late, and my other dog thought the world was her chew toy. she ate rose bushes to the ground, with no regard for the thorns, and pretty much everything that wasnt glass, brick, or metal.
One note about this product- hold your breath while applying. if not, it will get in your nose and mouth, and it's about the most bitter thing you can imagine and it doesnt go away easily.
This post was edited by Shankopotamus39 2 years ago
Sounds like my parents dog. A year old and still eats all plants to the ground. Screen doors. Wires, deck wood. She just had surgery though so she will be wearing a cone on her head. That should stop her for a bit.
We used the bitter apple stuff you can buy at Petsmart. We just sprayed it on the things we didn't want him to chew on. Also if we ever caught him chewing on anything we didn't want him to, we would spray him in the mouth with the bitter apple. I also found it useful to make sure he always had plenty of his own toys to chew on because dogs go through two chewing phases. One as puppies and the other at about a year and a half. You can't always keep them from chewing, but you can help by giving them an alternative. Hope this helps.
I know I'm in the minority, but I put any dog I've ever owned in an outdoor kennel. Covered from rain and elements, a nice house with straw or shavings for warmth in the winter of course, plenty of food and water, but nothing to bite and chew on out there. (Other than actual chew toys I provide.) They can also poop and pee all they want, and I'll scoop the poop every couple of days. Don't even have to buy stain remover for the carpet. Guess I should say "kennels," because our current pooch has the run of 2 as I made him a "doorway" between the two. He basically taught himself through trial and error to use one for his "bathroom" and the other for sleeping, eating, and water needs.
I've seen too many friends and family members pull their hair out over chewed up furniture, shoes, basically everything, so I figured life is stressful enough to add that to my list. JMHO...
This post was edited by Bunzie 2 years ago
If it's not your dog try antifreeze.
Yes, this will kill dogs. Do not do it.
This post was edited by 5thhorseman 2 years ago
it sounds like its a puppy. u have to puppy proof like you have to baby proof your house. also, find bones or toys he likes to chew on more than anything and keep them around. I use hambones cooked in the hams, but I also work at a bbq place pt time. They make a sour apple spray you can spray on anything you dont want them to chew on also. There is virtually no way to keep a puppy from chewing, especially when they are alone or bored, its in their DNA, as it strengthens their jaws n such, for when they were still wolves and hunted. you have to get a crate to keep him in when your not home, at least until they mature and stop tearing stuff up. The short answer is: give them a choice of something they really like, that you like them chewing on. Puppy proof as much as you can, with cords and anything poisonous. also, get that sour apple spray from grocery store or pet store and spray on any of his favorite and your least favorite things he chews on. lastly, you have to get a crate, they do not mind it, especially when you are gone. put a blanket over it and they feel secure and will go right to sleep, might cry for a little bit, but not long. I just went through it/ am still going through it. my dog chews on me if I let her. she will chew on my shoes-while im wearing them! ask me anything else, i might have something for ya, might not.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Thanks. He's pretty good when I'm around but the devil comes out when I'm gone. I got him some toys and he chews on them but when alone he chews on everything but the toys.
Hotsauce. If it doesn't work, get hotter sauce.
This post was edited by DT USC 2 years ago
I have crated every dog I have ever owned. labs goldens and weims. Never have an issue. They all teeth especially labs when they get bored. Crate
Why have a dog?
Crate train. No chewing issues at all.
I said I knew I'd be in the minority. He's still our family companion and has done very well. He doesn't stay in it every day, all day. Just while we're at work, inside for extended periods of time, and at night. By the same token, why have pet hair and dander in my house with a daughter that is allergic to things like that, clean up poop, pee, and slobbery stuff, or have things I paid good money for ruined? Make no mistake about it, he's well taken care of and has lived a long, healthy life. He also could have been purchased as a puppy by someone who put him on a chain or let him run wild or not taken good care of him. My girls wanted a shar-pei puppy, so they got it. some breeds of dog aren't "inside" dogs, I don't care what people say. The drool and size make it impractical. At least for us.
Your dog is bored, most likely. Bored animals often become destructive.
yeah, you have to get a crate. mine will get in hers voluntarily, it is not 'mean', they feel secure in them, in case your worried. I have always and will always have a dog live with me. dogs are much easier to get along with than people, especially wives. Always happy to see you.
If its a pup, take everything you don't want them to chew out of reach, and give them something of theirs(rawhide, tennis ball) that they can chew. don't give them an old shoe and expect them not to chew your new ones. If it is nipping, lock it in a completely empty room, like a half bath or something like that that's really boring to them, for about 5 minutes. they will stop chewing. If you have a retriever they chew. mine doesn't chew my stuff up anymore but will chew on something for an hour or longer. If they're teething there's not much you can do other than control what they chew. If its an adult dog the same stuff applies just a little tougher
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum.
don't crate them as punishment. make it their "room"
This post was edited by suffoletta 2 years ago
Bitter spray works well.
How old is the dog? How much do YOU exercise him/her? What is the animal chewing? Did you give the dog like materials when it was a puppy? Etc, etc, etc.
Left to right: Reed and Blondie,
You know you will be arrested if you are caught doing this.
Hot sauce worked on my kids when they were young but now they put it on damn near everything
as for the dog - get rid of your stuff.
"If it's not your dog try antifreeze." I'm going out on a limb here ... I'm thinking sarcasim
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