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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 Does My dog Do That? Why Dogs Destroy Furniture Part 1

Why Dogs Destroy Furniture
Why Do Dogs Destroy Furniture? -It’s a Teenage Thing. We have all heard the horror stories of dogs chewing through a sofa or chair.  Take heart, this behavior is “fixable”.  It will take time and patience, yet dogs can learn that furniture is made for people use, and not something to shred. Why do dogs […]
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The Definition of Brothers from Another Mother!

Rules for Older Dogs and Children
The Definition of Brothers from Another Mother. When Ivette Ivens saw a French bulldog puppy born on the same day as her baby son Dilan, she knew it was meant to be. In talking to news outlet The Daily Mail, she said as much, and Farley was adopted into the family.
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