(Closed) Dog chewing on themselves out of boredom – How to stop?

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 17
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hire a dog walker to take her out during the day.  It sounds like your dog needs some more attention that you may not have the time to give.

Post # 18
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@AnnieAAA: Yeah, you want to be careful with plastics and rubber type toys while you’re gone, especially when shredding is involved- there’s totally a risk of ingesting the pieces, and then you would have more serious problems. The frozen kong is a good one, those are definitely durable, but make sure you get the type for aggressive chewers so it doesn’t break off in her mouth. If you live near a doggie daycare type place and you have appropriate work hours (we don’t, poor hiker misses out on this), you could take her to them once or twice a week for fun if she’s social. It doesn’t cost as much as going every day, but you could do that as well if you needed to, but they really like being there because it’s something to look forward to every so often. I’ve also heard that dogs have no concept of time, per se, and so they can’t really tell if you’ve been gone 30 minutes or a few hours (unless they’re hungry or have to potty or whatever of course) so if she’s already wet and chewed up before your man gets home for lunch then there’s probably a bigger issue. I would definitely swing by your vet for some help. And good luck to you guys!

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