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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

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    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

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    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!)
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    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.
     
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