Do all miniature schnauzers have a tendency to be destructive?
Do all mini schnauzers like to tear up paper, drag bathmats around, and shake throw rugs etc...
The truth is that most dogs that have pent up energy, due to insufficient exercise, do have a tendency to become destructive and create their own form of "entertainment". This applies to puppies as well and teething contributes to the need to chew. A dog's back molars should come in by 7 months of age.
Miniature Schnauzers are a particularly energetic, lively breed. They are intelligent, playful, strong-willed and have a tendency to become destructive and develop behavioral issues without daily exercise. A firm "pack leader" is essential and daily walks are the ideal activity to drain excess energy and bond with their owner. Proper walks, training the dog to walk by your side, (never ahead of you), will teach the dog you are in control and he/she is to be submissive.
Miniature Schnauzers were bred to hunt vermin and will instinctively find objects to "capture" and "shake dead". (Even my toys poodles do this, by the way.) Provide a variety of acceptable toys and chews for you dog. Playing fetch or simply throwing the toys will trigger your dog's innate drive to catch prey and "kill" the toy. Objects that are off limits should be kept away from the dog if possible and/or try spraying them with a commercial pet bitters product. "Fooey" is alcohol-free and is non-toxic. Another option is to spray forbidden items with a strong vinegar solution, (test for color fastness, as needed).
If your dog has a tendency to misbehave when you are sleeping or away from home, he/she should be crated or confined to a small area. Should he be permitted to have opportunities to be destructive while unsupervised, the behavior will become more ingrained.
Changing the dogs routine to provide ample exercise and mental stimulation and acceptable toys can be helpful to improve your dog's behavior. Best wishes.
Shnauzers are actually like Terriers, who usually live up for their name. They have a very high energy level so they need to burn that energy. My dog is a terrier and like to tear things into pieces. I am pleased to say she has gotten better with that behavior.
by tksensei 10 years ago
http://www.pawnation.com/2009/08/20/you … -canine%2F
by fanzi 10 years ago
What is the best dog food for miniature schnauzers?
by Ashcan 9 years ago
Energy Vampires and their tendency to stare/peer at you, can they take your energy by merely...staring at you? If so, what is an effective way to block the energy loss?
by Elefanza 9 years ago
Can people be boiled down to two basic categories?I heard a comment and I'm curious to know what other people think about it. A man told me about someone who was taught to profile people and his friend said that people were either builders or destroyers. Do you think that comment is valid? Why or...
by Jack Lee 3 years ago
In light of recent events at UC Berkley, do you think their Federal funding should be pulled as suggested by President Trump?Why does Campus officials and police allow this riots and property destruction to take place?Are they so impotent they can't stop a few outside agitators wearing masks? If I...
Copyright © 2020 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|