- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
As some of you may know we just got an almost 10 week old St. Bernard puppy. He has been learning really fast, but the one thing that he isn’t learning is not to chew on the couch.
Here is a pic to show you his collection of toys. Oh and the cuteness that is Napoleon:
So he is not lacking toys or a different variety. He has tug toys, plush toys, a toy with a squeaker, a tire, a wood pole, and the other day we gave him a cat toy because he liked it so much at my parents.
The problem is: we will be sitting on the floor with him, doing tug of war, and he will just stop mid tug to go over and chew on the couch…or us.
DH says we need to make it uncomfortable for him so he learns, so he told me to just bop Napoleon on the nose, but I REALLY don’t want to do that. I think there are better solutions out there for this.
We just need him to stop chewing the couch and stop biting our arms and hands mid-play. I know he is teething and it is uncomfortable for him, and if he were chewing on the couch or us because he didn’t have enough toys or was being ignored I would understand, but he isn’t lacking that.
Any advice appreciated. **And just a side note he is being crate trained during the day when we are gone and at night. He hasn’t messed in his kennel nor has he chewed on his kennel or the blanket inside. He gets undivided attention and play time 7-7:45, on my lunch break 12-1, and 5-bedtime (usually 10:30). He also gets fed at 7, 12, and 5.
[short version]: 10wk old St. Bernard likes to chew on the couch and hands mid-play. Has wide variety of toys and gets ample play time. He is being crate trained during day and at night with proper potty breaks during the day and night (when he cries to let us know) and play time 7-7:45a, 12-1p, and 5-bedtime.