Post # 17
My Chihuahua does this. He had a bed and ripped out all the stuffing. He even found the stuffing in a toy that wasn’t supposed to have any. He chews one corner off of our blankets just one specific corner of each set.
He has mild luxating patella so we have to give him something to lay on, we gave him nothing for a bit but his knee starting acting up. We just use a really nice and thick towel that he cannot chew through. This might work for the rottie pup? A really nice thick towel though not a cheap thin one he ripped those up too. He also ripped through a pillow covered in a pair of old PJ’s.
We give him chicken and fillet mignon flavored bones, a plastic thick (solid plastic) bone and a cow hoof (they sell these at Petco) in order for him to satisfy his chewing needs.
Post # 18
If you want a good toy for chewers and my Mia is a chewer for sure, at Petco I got a Bento Ball! Best thing I every bought her beside Nylabones. Try it hours of energy is put into trying to get the treat out. It’s orange.
Post # 19
Our german sheperd did the same thing, so we let her sleep on the plastic. When she was almost a yearm she was old enough to handle sleeping in the bedroom with us. She doesn’t mess with her big fluffy bed there and now sometimes goes into her kennel during the day to nap. So even though she prefers the fluffy bed, she still likes her hard kennel.
Post # 20
Thanks for the advice everyone!
Post # 21
My puppy did this – everything we put in there would be ripped to shreds in the morning. One night we tried letting him sleep in our bedroom, and it worked out great. A very few times in the beginning he messed on the floor, but we’ve been house training him since day one, so now he barks to let me know he has to go. He can be hyper as the day is long right at bedtime, but as soon as we turn off the lights, he lays down and goes to sleep and sleeps all night. I think he just wanted to be close to us at night.
Post # 22
Aww. Well she’s used to sleeping in her cage now and we dont want her sleeping in our room.