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    iammike is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultPlease stop eating the blanket!

    Need some advice on a bit of training.

    I don't mind my boy Charlie hoping up on the bed with me at night and I don't mind him having free run of the bedroom while I sleep. We have a problem though.

    He knows he shouldn't chew on/eat the blanket and avoids it while I'm awake even if I'm lying in bed. I'm guessing he knows I'm asleep when I start snoring because while I'm asleep, he will chew on and actually eat parts of the blanket!

    Charlie has turned into a very good boy about not chewing on things besides his toy ropes and such and this is the only problem I have with his current chewing. I just don't know how to fix something I can't immediately correct since I'm asleep.

    This is the one thing that has me keeping him in his kennel at night so I wish he could get past this and hoping there is something I can do to help him get past it.
    ...at 6 months old.

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    Try putting a couple of his chewy toys on the bed. Maybe he'll chew those instead of the blanket.
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    back to crating at night or relegate him to a dog bed. if he isn't behaving on the bed he doesn't DESERVE to be on the bed.
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    I just wanted to say-that picture is ADORABLE!!!

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    Absolutely crate at night. The more a behaviour is allowed to continue the more entrenched it will become. If you block it from occuring, the faster it will fade away.

    He's still a baby, it might just be FAR too tempting for him as of yet. Give it a few months in the crate and try again. It may take him awhile to get it, but then you'll still have years and years of bed-sharing, paw-in-face pleasure to enjoy, lol!!
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    It's a maturity thing, Mike. You can't train a Lab to suddenly mature. He needs to be in the crate until he is grown up enough to be trustworthy.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    Welp, back in the crate it is then. lol I figured as much but he gets me with those puppy eyes and makes me want to give in. lol
    ...at 6 months old.

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    I love Baloo's reply. In time he will learn but for now the crate and the behaviour will be forgotten. For me I would wait at least 3 mos and then bring some brandnew kongs to bed with kibble in them for him to chew on if he wants to. He may not need to by then. But prevention if vip! Good luck! He loves you !

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    Yes, that picture is adorable. It could win first place in a Lab Photo contest

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