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  • GET RID OF HIM!!!
  • Get a crate and put him/her in it when you are not home or are not watching him/her. Then get some bones and when you are watching him/her and he/she goes for something he/she isn't supposed to correct him/her and give the bone and praise for chewing the bone... anytime he/she chews the bone, PRAISE!
  • get the dog whisperer
  • Make him an outside dog.
  • Make sure everything he can chew and you don't want him to chew is out of his reach, Then get him some rawhide bones and dog treats that he can chew. Also get a spray bottle and feel it with water, then when he starts to chew on somethings he is NOT allowed to chew spray him with the water bottle and at the sametime saying NO! to him but not to loud. Then give him one of his chew treats. Soon he will only chew on his chew treats and not your things.
  • Lots of walks to burn off energy and lots of chew toys.
  • Get a robodog.
  • PUPPY PROOF YOUR HOUSE to start with. All of these items are not only expensive to replace they are POTENTIALLY HARMFUL to your dog's health and well-being! Put things where the dog can not reach them AND buy some Baby Gates to gate the dog away from rooms you don't want the dog in, when you are not home to supervise. Crate training is also a good thing, for while the dog is young, and teething. Provide safe chew toys, such as a Nyla bone, and a Kong that can be stuffed full of yummy things, like plain yogurt, with some peanut butter or a spoon of applesauce and some kibble or the yogurt and some cut up bits of human grade beef jerky added and FROZEN over night. This treat will last a few hours and if you have the pup gated in the kitchen with a bed or blanket (that you don't care about) to lay on, will help calm and satisfy the need to chew! Consider if your dog would benefit from a Pet Walker visiting mid day while you are gone. If being alone for over 7 hours a day stresses your dog out, realize that stress can cause behaviors (potty accidents, excessive, destructive chewing, that a mid-day visit/break MIGHT solve nicely...YOU CAN ALSO TRADE this assistance, often times with neighbors, friends, or family FOR FREE...you walk their dog when you get home or something. Help each other out! Your dog isn't doing this to piss you off or punish you for being GONE...it is either teething and so is in discomfort that is eased by chewing OR the dog is stressed and so chewing for emotional satisfaction, and/or YOU have allowed it to become a HABIT for the dog to do. Yelling, by the way, or having a fit about it will ONLY ADD TO THE PROBLEM, because it causes MORE stress for the dog. Yelling won't teach the dog NOT to do the behavior, it only makes US appear frightening and unbalanced to the animal. I'm sorry, but the DOG is not the one with the problem here...I had a dog who once chewed up 2 dental retainers (belonging to the child of a house guest) and one pair of prescription Sun Glasses...belonging to ME that I THOUGHT I had put out of reach... Both articles had SCENT on them (one oral the other the ear pieces from where they rest behind the ear) that made BOTH things irresistible to the dog to seek out and chew...NOT THE DOG'S FAULT...HUMAN ERROR STRIKES AGAIN! The dog is not trying to be "bad," YOU simply must become more successful at keeping these things away from reach! You can do it!
  • ok when my dog cassie is outside she eats the wood on my stairs and the wood siding, when shes insideshe eats the drywall, floor tiles. she has lots of cats to play with and chase and she has an adult here at all times so what else can i do to stop her eating everything
  • When a dog becomes destructive like this is generally when they are left alone in the house for hours. There are two reasons for this, 1) is boredom. They have nothing to do all day. 2) and probably the biggest is separation anxiety. they miss you and through frustration try to get your attention even if it is negative attention. There are two ways to take care of this. 1) get another dog so they are not alone all the time. If this is not practical get a kennel to keep him in while you are gone. Give him toys to play with in the kennel.
  • Put the stuff up
  • If the dog is still young one thing that helps (not perfect) is to be sure there are dog chew toys within line of sight EVERYWHERE. Other folks are correct about boredom and separation anxiety. Dogs naturally live in packs and are VERY social animals who hate being alone.
  • Easy, get him a muzzle!
  • maybe by trying to keep all that stuff away from him

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