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Destroys house at night. This is new.

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Lynn M Arocho, Jun 24, 2020.


  1. Lynn M Arocho

    Lynn M Arocho PetForums Newbie

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    5 month old pup. Got house trained down for the most part, can't complain. But suddenly every morning we wake up to complete destruction. Sofa cushions, a pack of toothbrushes I just bought. My plant. It doesn't even have to make sense. As far as being fun or tasty. He doesn't care if it doesn't smell or taste like anything. There's no propose to it. And he had been fine. Trying to avoid crating. Any ideas. He has tons of assorted toys.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Where does he sleep?

    At this age he could’ve teething so needs to chew and to him, anything’s game.

    It was around that age we as a family became extremely tidy and careful what was left out in reach of our pup (my new black suede shoes with a chewed heel were the deciding factor for me ;)).
     
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    You might not think it smells, but I'll guarantee it does to him. Dogs possess up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to about six million in ours - remember, dogs - suitably trained - can sniff out money, apart from drugs, explosives, etc, even cancer cells. However, he's not doing it because it smells - everything smells to a dog. Boredom? Teething (as 'Lurcherlad' suggests), perhaps?

    Be wary of him chewing plants - some plants are posionous to dogs (some plants are poisonous to humans, of course).

    If you do decide to cage him (for his own safety, if nothing else), make sure you introduce the cage gently - there's plenty of advice online - rather than just locking him in it. Cages are not bad, per se, but the dog needs to learn that it's a 'good' place to be.
     
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    Ian246 PetForums VIP

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    Our first puppy chewed the back of my wife's boots - while she was wearing them!! :Banghead
     
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    I left the ex husband virtual reality headset to low and it was eaten. I know not to leave anything even the remote down incase.
     
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    Could be anxiety about being left alone overnight. Dogs go through another fear stage around this time.
     
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