chewing

by Brenda
(Keswick, Ontario, Canada)

Please help my pyr wont' stop chewing......he has almost destroyed my hot tub.....I now have to buy a new cover for it....and he has also started on the pipes for the pool....he has lots and lots of chew toys ...and destroys them also but I don't know what to do to get him to stop.....

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Jan 20, 2015
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Chewing
by: Michael

How old? I lost several pairs of shoes,a couple of coffee tables and a Lazy Boy chair. Oh don't forget the living room rug. At about six months with a wealth of chew toys and bones the behavior corrected. I think the soft fabric toys that he could pull the stuffing out of and distribute around the house was invaluable.
Good Luck

Jan 22, 2015
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by: Anonymous

You do not mention your dogs age...if he's young he's teething...if he's mature he needs more exercise. Dogs chew and/or destroy for a reason, so do try to establish the root cause of his behavior. Teething toys need to be large but soft so he can massage his gums gnawing...rope toys without the ball in the middle, are best and fairly indestructible. Too bad for the hot tub, but that sounds like boredom redecorating. If he's not teething he's seriously frustrated. More exercise, more exercise! Shorter romps for a pup, miler walks for an older dog. They are a working breed with a need to patrol large areas. Pack walks with friends and their dogs a satisfying social event for man and dog! Be patient...this too shall pass. Good luck with him.

Mar 20, 2015
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Chewing
by: Donna

He is a puppy who needs playtime!

You must also crate him when you are not home and at night. This is safer for the puppy and you.

He can be easily crate-trained. Never use the crate as punishment. Make it a good place for him to go by giving Kongs full of peanut butter, cheese etc. that are frozen. It'll, I hope, take awhile for him to get through it. He'll associate good things with the crate, then.

Feb 13, 2020
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by: Arlene

i have a year old pry who has eaten a part of every thing in our house the rug, the chairs, the corners of every piece of furniture when he is outside he even chews branches off the trees and i noticed he started on the railing of the deck.. he is also a thief he will take anything he can reach when your not looking i have had many dogs in my life but Dakota is without a doubt the most stubborn one i have ever had he is very smart but just refuses to listen unless he wants to

Feb 16, 2020
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by: Donna

Are you giving your dog enough exercise according to his age?

It sounds like you need to start working with him. He must be a puppy.

Make sure to crate-train him using this method when you aren't home. Use an x-pen when you are home so he doesn't get into trouble and hurt himself and destroy your house:

Copy and paste the URLs into your browser.

https://susangarrettdogagility.com/tag/crate-games/

There is also a free dog training workshop that can help you:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/freedogtrainingworkshop/?ref=bookmarks

Here is a good game to get started with:

https://susangarrettdogagility.com/2018/06/why-choice-is-the-critical-key-to-a-great-dog/

You also need to bring in an experienced positive-reinforcement trainer to show you how to get onto the right track.

Jun 26, 2020
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11 month Pyrenees chewing
by: Anonymous

We came home to chewed up baseboards and a chunk taken out of our couch and coffee table. We'd been gone about 2 hours and left our 11 month Pyrenees with our 2 golden retrievers who are elderly. Why would he chew all of a sudden? Exercise may be the key. He needs a hip replacement and has not gone on many walks as of late. Any suggestions?

Jun 26, 2020
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Crate
by: Donna

You have a puppy. Most people would crate their pups for their own safety when they go out. The crate is a safe place for them, as well, where they feel secure. Never to be used as punished. Never punish any dog.

It sounds like you answered your own question. If he hasn't had exercise due to lack of it, he is bored.

I would highly recommend crating him for his safety. Here is a great online crate game training for you.

Crate Training

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