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ChoudeBruxelles Wed 12-Nov-14 08:45:31

Just chewed /scratched a hole in the living room rug. Left him for 5 mins and then heard scrambling.

HappydaysArehere Wed 12-Nov-14 10:39:13

So sorry. Has he done this before and is he a puppy?

ChoudeBruxelles Wed 12-Nov-14 10:42:21

He's 11 months old. Rescue cocker. He's chews everything except the dozens of chew toys we have

HappydaysArehere Thu 13-Nov-14 10:07:59

What a shame! I am hoping someone comes on here who has a solution. He is still very young. I believe dogs take a couple of years to grow up. The only thought I can offer is the experience of someone we know whose dog ruined her home. In that case the dog was left alone for long periods of time. Also, the opportunity for longish walks and exercise was limited. From the experience we have had in the family with dogs it does seem that good exercise and growing up really helps. Also, recall that my daughters dog turned our garden into what looked like a war zone but as she got to about two this stopped completely. Oh! Dear, my heart goes out to you.

tabulahrasa Thu 13-Nov-14 10:42:34

Mine is a chewer as well...he's 2 though, if it's any consolation yours might still grow out of it.

I still crate mine to even go for a pee because he'll take any opportunity to get something he shouldn't have.

He does at least chew his own things when I'm watching though...mostly, lol.

I'm afraid there's no real magic cure, keep supervising him, swap anything he shouldn't have for things he is allowed and I try and buy dog toys that are at least close to what he likes to steal (as in toys that are that texture, not things that could be confused with my things), add in food chewy things to keep him busy and hope he does grow out of it. smile

HappydaysArehere Fri 14-Nov-14 10:36:42

That is a good idea. Perhaps rawhide or marrow bones! We used to have a dog who loved tearing large boxes apart. We used to remove staples first. Again this stopped when out of the puppy stage. Crate is a good idea.

ChoudeBruxelles Fri 14-Nov-14 10:46:40

We have two other dogs as well. The house is littered with kongs, rope toys, antlers, rubber balls (can't have anything that isn't virtually indestructible as one of the other dogs will eat it - at least he only chews dog toys).

Dh took him for a run (just 10k!) as well as all dogs going for their normal walks and that tired him out for an extra 5mins!

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