Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

Dog chewing problems

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Paege O'Shea, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Paege O'Shea

    Paege O'Shea PetForums Newbie

    Jan 18, 2019
    Likes Received:
    Our dog seems to be going through a phase of chewing everything in our house whenever we leave her alone.
    We believe it's a result of her separation anxiety - she will only destroy our things if we leave her home alone. She's very needy and always wants our attention.

    She is 7, so she's a slighty older pup. Any tips on training her to not chew our stuff when we leave??? Or at least helping her deal with us leaving her alone?? (Leaving her outside does not work - she's an incredible escape artist)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  2. Ian246

    Ian246 PetForums Senior

    Oct 27, 2018
    Likes Received:
    How long is she being left for? You can leave her with things to try and divert her attention, suhc as a Kong stuffed with some sort of tasty treat, but at the end of the day it is boredom and stress which are causing her to be destructive. Dogs are gregarious animals soleaving them on their own for too long is not good for them (or you stuff!)
    tabelmabel and Lurcherlad like this.
  3. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

    Jan 5, 2013
    Likes Received:
    Go back to basics and start with leaving her (after a good walk so she’s ready for settling) for a few seconds. Give her a filled kong, radio on, food, water, toys etc.

    Practise every day building up a few minutes at a time.
    tabelmabel likes this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice