Any advice? he seems to leave shoes, furniture and the usual suspects alone, but an extension cord, surround sound, and appleTV cord have all paid the ultimate price! I'm worried my fiance is gonna freak out on him one of these times! LOL! We scold him when he's caught but I'm just wondering if this is likely a result of teething or if this is something we may be facing for the long haul. Typical puppy behavior? If so, advice on how to teach him would be great. Thanks!
My 8 and a half month old had an appetite for cords as well. I got some bones every time she would go for cords i would redirect her to a bone. She eventually learned to leave cords alone and just goes for the bones now.
Kai is 3 1/2 months and when we first brought her home she LOVED cords.. Chewed my iPhone charger up lol. We taught her a solid drop it command. Now, she doesn't go for the cords and if she were to, one "drop it" and she drops it. We taught her drop it by first playing with her with a toy. We would say "drop it" and get the toy out of her mouth, give her a treat. Continued until she dropped it on her own, then treat. Now we don't even give her a treat all the time and she does it for everything, not just toys.
There are also some sour sprays you can use, but I know some dogs end up liking the taste haha
block access to the cords and 100% supervision at ALL times.
Thanks all! We've got "drop it" down, it just that we have to see him doing it for that to work. We'll have to work on the redirection tactic some more. and LuvBrown thanks, we have decided he can't be unsupervised at all now, he used to get small windows at a time by himself. No more. Thanks to you all!
This can be very dangerous for your puppy. If you have a lot of cords together like behind a computer or TV, block the cords with a baby gate. Otherwise, unplug whenever not supervising.