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  1. Dog chewing help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My pup is 8 months old, so a lot is going on in her teenage head. She’s a German Shepherd so she has ages and ages of energy. I take her to the dog park at least 1-2 times a day, play with her inside the house, include more walks, hikes, etc. but she’s always had an issue with chewing. Shoes...
  2. Chewing + Destroying our house!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We've taken in Quill (German Pointer x Dane x Bull Arab). He's our 3rd of our big dogs. The first two have been perfect and are just big ol lazy things that sleep most of the day. Quill is 10 months old and every since we've got him home, he's been destroying the house on and off. He's chewed...
  3. Need Help w/ Destructive Chewing - Husky, German Shepherd mix

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We adopted a Husky, German Shepherd mix (some Rottweiler via Embark test), Bear, in November 2018 and it's been a really big challenge for us. Before leaving for work, my husband usually takes him and my lab for a long walk (2km/1.2 miles). When we leave for work, we leave him in our dining...
  4. My Dog is eating his blanket at night!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello everyone! I have had my Rhodesian Ridgeback for 1 year now. For the past two nights he has been eating pieces of his blanket and throwing them up in his crate. Other than this behavior, he seems to be acting completely normal, just sleeping a lot. This is the first time I've seen him...
  5. Crating- Help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I just moved into our first house together and we work full time. Today is the first day that our dogs will be left alone all day. They have both been found guilty in the past of chewing (wood furniture, rugs, stairs, coffee tables, baseboards, etc) regardless of how many bones...
  6. My dog is eating bricks??

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all! My dog has begun to take an affinity with our (now sealed) brick fireplace. She gnaws and licks the brick and mortar, and recently managed to chip a piece off with her paw and proceed to try and eat it. I'm confused as to why she's doing this (it HAS to hurt) and any thoughts on how to...
  7. She's chewing up her paws

    Dog Health
    Hello, I'm a new member to this forum, but i signed up because my dog is having a somewhat serious issue. I have a 9-12 month old Husky mix, and she's been chewing on herself for the last month or so. She's started chewing on her paws as of late until she bleeds, and i have no idea what to do...
  8. dog chewing through door and barking

    Dog Training and Behavior
    my American Staffordshire Terrier, Rex, is now 10 months old and we originally lived on a property and now living in a fenced yard. when rex is left alone he has chewed through my big wood front door, and when left outside he tries to escape and just sits at the gate barking and won't even go...
  9. Rescued Shepherd Mix Trouble

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi Everyone! My husband and I adopted a German Shepherd mix about three weeks ago. They think she is about 2 years old and she is a sweetheart. Its taking sometime to adjust but I think she is making little improvements everyday. We are also going to start training school on the 18th to work...
  10. New Dog Left Alone for First Time

    Dog Training and Behavior
    First off, thank you to everyone who answered my other posts - the help on these forums in this first week has been crucial. We adopted Bailey a week ago from the shelter - an 8 month old Lab mix. We have a 5 year old at home (Penny) who's a smaller doxy mix. So far the only aggression between...
  11. Border Terrier training difficulties

    Puppy Help
    Hello, My girlfriend an I recently (last Saturday) got a 9 week old Border Terrier puppy. House breaking/training is going ok. She's eating ok and we started teaching her "sit" and to like the brush/collar. We do have a few questions regarding our training technique though for other issues...
  12. Advice for severe separation anxiety in a large(ish) dog?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Roughly one month ago, my boyfriend and I adopted a dog from our local animal shelter. We volunteered there and fell in love with Tobei, a 40 pound Australian Shepherd Chow Chow mix. After getting him settled in at home, we took him for a physical at the veterinarian's office and discovered that...
  13. First time dog owner who might have a dog who suffers separation anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello all, i am a first time dog owner. Exactly one week ago my girlfriend and I were walking around while we heard a dog crying in a dumpster. When we checked the dumpster we saw a little dog in there that had no collar and also did not have a microchip according to the vet. I decided to keep...
  14. What's your thoughts on using a muzzle? At my wit's end with a chewing puppy..

    Introductions
    Hi everyone, this is my first post on dogforum :). Hopefully I can get some much needed advice! I have two males dogs, both rescues: a 3 year old 25-30 lb pug/pom/toy fox/pointer mix and a 7 month old ACD/Staffordshire (40ish lbs). I love them both immensely but am having trouble with the...
  15. My puppy keeps chewing my pants!

    New Additions
    hi i am wondering how i can stop this/what the reason may be. there are three of us living in my home (my mum, brother and i) i have a 16 week old collie puppy who keeps chewing up my clothes particularly underwear and pyjamas and some other stuff. she doesnt chew anyone elses clothes in the...
  16. Do you use 'no chew furniture spray'?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So- I've seen a few different products online advertised to keep dogs from chewing on furniture. Most are 'all natural no-chew sprays' that you spray directly on furniture that you don't want your dog to chew. They advertise that they're made of bitter apple or lemon or some other flavor dogs...
  17. Stop Chewing Without Creating Aggression Between Dogs

    New Additions
    I recently adopted a 2nd dog (1 week ago). She is a 1-2yr old black lab and is finally starting to come into her own and find her personality. We also have a 7yr old chocolate lab. Overall they are adjusting well together, playing nicely and slowly starting to bond. Here's the problem: Our new...
  18. What feature do you think if important for dog's chewing toy?

    Dog Gear and Supplies
    Hi everyone, I'm just thinking to buy a new chewing toy for my dog. However, I'm wondering what kind of features will you prefer for your little dog's chewing toy? Thank you :-)
  19. Dog becomes chewinig monster in evening

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, This is my first post here, hope I can get some suggestions. I recently added a 2nd dog to my family (which consisted of me and 2 yr old Jack Russell mix). The new addition is a 9 yr old Cocker Spaniel (male, fixed). They get along great. The new guy is calm during the day, but at night...
  20. Pup destroys every bed

    Puppy Help
    We have a one year old beagle/border collie that we adopted from some college students when he was 6 months. We've gone through 3 dog beds since then, including one for "tough chewers" (though that one lasted the longest). Every single one has be torn open and stuffing ripped to shreds. We then...
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