My house used to be nice, until we got a dog who has chewed up wallpaper in my kitchen, bitten through walls (taking out chunk s of it actually), bitten my eyeglasses and chewed off the pieces around the ear, etc. Yes, I have stopped putting my eyeglasses and anything welse that I value on the kitchen counters because he counter surfs when we aren't looking. He has some bad habits and I cannot seem to train him to stop. I try to get him out as much as possible as he is a little hyper. He is a Golden retriever , about 1 and a half yrs of age, that reminds me of the dog in the movie Marley. I cannot afford professinal dog trainers! Help.
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Answer by micheledo at 8:39 AM on Nov. 5, 2009
Our dog did that for a long time after we got her, but eventually she grew out of it. She still chews our socks, and my daughter's toys sometimes. I would say up her/his walks into runs to wear them out. Get him a KONG chew toy and stuff it with treats. Try training everyday, like sit/stay/down/come-to peak their interest and occupy their time. I would definately agree crating him/her at night since he is a chewer, and while you are gone. We don't crate ours, but we do put her in the backyard while we are gone, and we put her in her "corner" at night(we made a bed in the corner and put up a baby gate now that we can trust her not to destroy the house.
The trainer my husband went to taught him to work our dog for her treats, food, walks. She must sit, stay, down, and heel before we give her anything. It seems to have taught her to "respect" us and our things.
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