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Why Do Dog Destroy Furniture – Part 2. Tips You Can Do To Stop This Behavior!

Why Do Dogs Destroy Furniture?

Tips You Can Do To Stop This Behavior!

Why Dogs Destroy Furniture



Why Do Dogs Destroy Furniture? Now that you understand the underlying causes of our dogs destroying the furniture, what can you do?

Have you ever looked under your couch cushions??  All those snacks, popcorn, crumbs, and whatever, are a modern day dinner table for your dog.  Dogs, with their advanced sense of smell, find this an engraved invitation to find out more.  Once they find this possible bonanza, the licking, chewing and digging are certain to follow.  The best thing is to keep crumbs from accumulating, before the odors get into the furniture.

Toys!  Oh how we love toys.  Dogs are learning what is appropriate to chew and what is not.  Their very own toy box stuffed with tennis balls, squeaky toys, plush toys, rawhides –whatever your dog loves.  Every time they head for the furniture, put the special toy right next to the furniture target and say “No chew”.  After which, “look in your toy box” most dogs will learn what these words mean.  Especially if the toy box is peppered with some dog biscuits. Many dogs can chew on a tennis ball for hours.

Exercise.  In Part 1, we discussed how exercise is the main reason for destruction.  Dogs naturally have energy, it was breed into them.  Most dogs do not get the exercise they need.  Even a short 10 minute walk before work will burn some of that energy, and hopefully will negate the need to spend energy destroying things will you are gone.  Plus, who doesn’t love spending time with their dog?  Walking is a bonding experience which helps dogs feel secure.   Secure dogs are the least likely to be destructive.


Why Dogs Destroy Furniture

Why Dogs Destroy Furniture


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Why Do Dogs Love to Chew Slippers?

Why Do Dogs Love to Chew Slippers
Why Do Dogs Love to Chew Slippers? We all know dogs like to chew.  We also know that dogs, with their advanced sense of smell, enjoy things of a somewhat pungent aroma.  Add these inclinations together and voila – you can understand how a slipper, reeking of the ripe cheese smell of foot odor, is […]
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Dog Training-Impress your guests with a well behaved dog!

Rules for Older Dogs and Children
Dog Training – a well behaved dog!  There is nothing more annoying than your dog jumping and knocking people over when they come to your house, and begging and barking at the table for some scraps of food. Have no fear! We have solutions for you! Certified Dog Trainer Jill Haley Rose, Suzie Pederson and her […]
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Meet the pug who has hydrotherapy sessions

Meet the pug who has hydrotherapy sessions to stay in shape for animal modelling agency Arti Batrania was proud as punch when her cute pug Gizmo was snapped up by an animal modelling agency. Offers of work flooded in as casting directors fell in love with the mutt’s adorable face. But concerned her pooch was […]
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