How do you Stop a Dog over 1 year old that Destroys Things by Chewing?
My parent's have a dog that is about 14-15 months old and he chews all his toys and just about anything else that can be destroyed. I don't think it is anxiety. Is there a way to stop this? Any suggestions?
Make sure he is getting plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, Ari.
1. He needs a minimum of a once daily walk OFF the property for his mental health.
2. Make sure he has hard toys to chew on such as Nylabones and real bones such as those manufactured by Red Barn in the USA. You can also give him carrots to chew on if he likes them.
3. He should have a veterinary exam to make sure he does not have any dental pain or anything going on that would cause excessive chewing.
4. Train him to do basic "obedience" and tricks to provide mental stimulation.
If he doesn't have anxiety, the best thing to do is channel his energy with plenty of physical and mental exercise.
You sure he isn't frustrated 'cause your parents make him wear silly hats? ; )
Sounds like he just needs a new hobby. : )
I agree with Dubuquedogtrainer, if it is the dog in the photo he looks like he needs lots of exercise. Are your parents able to walk him? If he is already desctructive I would think at least two walks daily, and not just around the block to go potty. That dog needs to get out and run! Do they live anywhere they can get him into a sport like Agility? They would have to teach him basic obedience, a great help, and he would get a lot of running/mental stimulation.
Good luck with him, however they decide to go.
Hi DrMark! Yes, my parents have decent land that's fenced in and the dog gets plenty of exercise, although he might be a little overweight (dad's fault)! I don't know of any dog sports in the area. I will have to research more. Thanks for your input!
You are welcome. Tell your dad that having a big fenced area is not enough for a dog, though. I see some really psycho dogs locked up all the time, even whe the family owns an acre or two.
by Julianna 7 years ago
How do you stop your dog from chewing on rocks?Our Cocker Spaniel is constantly chasing and chewing on rocks he has completed refused to play with his balls. What can I do to stop this bad habit , it is driving us insane!
by AmyEliza 6 years ago
How do I get my dog to stop chewing stuff?While my dog is home alone she chews and destroys rugs, bookshelves and my couch. I'm not talking just a little bit, she literally chewed my couch apart. She used to have separation anxiety as a puppy, but she is now 11 years old. Is caging her the only...
by flacoinohio 5 years ago
How to I stop my son from chewing food with his front teeth?He predominently chews food with his front teeth and they are showing significant signs of wear. He will be losing his baby teeth soon and I am concerned that he will damage his adult teeth by continuing to chew with his front teeth.
by Matt Leo 6 years ago
What is the best way to get your dog to stop chewing on the furniture?
by Linda Liebrand 6 years ago
How can you Stop a Puppy from Stealing and Chewing Your Stuff?Our dog likes stealing our stuff and chew it. So far he's been through two pairs of glasses, three library books, countless toilet rolls and lots and lots of other things that he finds on my desk or on the counter tops in the...
by Bill Beavers 7 years ago
How long does it take for the average dog to stop chewing on everything?She doesn't really tear thing up or chew thing up she just constantly chews. She is currently about 3 months old. She is a Chihuahua and Yorkie mix.
Copyright © 2018 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 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.|