I am literally torn down the middle on whether to keep our dog or not. We have had him a year and he has a great personality. We have invested a lot of money already into him and it is either we throw in the towel and give him up or pay more money and have him trained which may not solve the problem anyway.
He chews up everything! If all the toys are picked up he chews on the couch and pillows. Countless toys, shoes, Christmas decorations, etc..destroyed. I know he is bored and I know he needs a lot of exercise. We give him toys and he gets bored of them. I play with him. We have a huge back yard and he loves to play outside but it makes him more energetic and he acts out. An example of his energy level. My husband took him rollerblading for at least a full hour. The dog was RUNNING full speed almost the entire time and he was still energetic. I am buying Christmas presents knowing they will just be chewed up. I have been very strict with the kids leaving out their toys and it works for a few days (then the couch gets attacked) but with four kids it is impossible to have every toy put away at all times.
I will be sad if I get rid of the dog. He is so sweet! which is why I am torn. I heard his bread Lab/Boxer mix may never grow out of it since they are very active breed. Any middle of the road opinions???? What I mean by that is dog lovers will say to keep the dog. And those that do not care for pets will say to get rid of the dog. I need assistance to decide.
You never said how old the dog is? If it is a puppy? Under 3 years old. Certain dog have tendency to chew, need more exercise. Sounds like you did not explore what kind of dog would be good for your family. If you do get rid of him. Search the web for what hind of dog would be good for you.
If you wait long enough your dog should out grow this chewing everything faze.
Answer by louise2 at 9:32 AM on Nov. 25, 2013
Sense he is a mutt. You do not really know what he was capable of doing. Might want to get a full bread next time. Easier to know what the dog will be like. But puppiesare like litte kids. They get into everything if you let them.
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