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How do you prevent your dog from chewing on electrical cords?

  1. Linda Bliss profile image90
    Linda Blissposted 6 years ago

    How do you prevent your dog from chewing on electrical cords?

  2. Bukarella profile image86
    Bukarellaposted 6 years ago

    Why does a puppy want to chew on electrical cord? Because he is bored and full of energy. When you are raising a puppy, you have to watch them at all times, until they know what acceptable behavior looks like in the house. The pup should be with you in the same room, so that you have the control to stop the unwanted behavior.
    Whenever the puppy goes after an electrical cord (or any other item you don't want them to chew on), you have to say a firm "no", and redirect - distract them with one of their own toys. Praise like crazy as soon as the pup grabs on to the allowed object. If you stick with this routine, your dog will learn the objects that are off limits, and will go after their own toys. Depending on a breed and age of the dog, it might take less or more time to teach the dog what is allowed. Our Rottweiler pup stopped going after laundry and bedsheets after about 4-5 months of age.

    Best of luck!

  3. wetnosedogs profile image60
    wetnosedogsposted 6 years ago

    my cat used to chew on stuff. As for my dogs, I think they finally grew out of chewing on cords, etc. But now I am blocking the computer area when i don't use it. My youngest dog is fascinated with something under the desk. She has turned off the computer from the power surge with her paw. To prevent any accidents to her or computer, I just block it now when I'm not near the computer.

  4. Brett Winn profile image86
    Brett Winnposted 6 years ago

    There's a spray you can buy at the pet store, called Bitter Apple. It works in most cases!