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    DefaultHelp please, with a couch-chewer

    My younger lab, Spencer, likes to chew our couch. We kept removing things to try and limit his destruction, but it hasn't helped.

    I'm honestly not sure how to cure this...and to top it off, I jsut bought new furniture yesterday, hoping he was done with his "phase", but came home today to a small hole starting already.

    I'm guessing my only hope is to make him a crate-dog, but he's nearly 2yrs old now, and not sure what that might do to him.


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    DefaultRe: Help please, with a couch-chewer

    oh how i know the feeling. My 6 month old Kaycie not only chews the couch, she pulls every inch of stuffing out. It looks like i have a build- a- bear factory in my living room lol

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    DefaultRe: Help please, with a couch-chewer

    This isn't one day, but to give you an idea...


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    DefaultRe: Help please, with a couch-chewer

    oh i would have passed out

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    DefaultRe: Help please, with a couch-chewer

    Where are you when this is happening? If home, but in another area, tether him to you with a leash. If you're not home, you either need to crate or confine him to a completely puppy proofed room.

    I'll also add that he's doing this because he's bored...up the exercise he gets big time!!

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    DefaultRe: Help please, with a couch-chewer

    it's only been while away...and he has a big-brother. We thought that would help with the boredom, but I guess not (obviously!).

    My option right now is the laundry room. It's completely enclosed and I'm moving all the chemicals out right now, so there's no hazards. I just hate seperating him and his buddy (2.5 yrs older lab).

    Thanks for the advice, I guess I know what I need to do, just need the reinforcement.

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    DefaultRe: Help please, with a couch-chewer

    I dont know but from the looks of that pic,he may just come through the sheetrock in that laundry room

    Good Luck though and sorry you have to go through that


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    DefaultRe: Help please, with a couch-chewer

    Your dog is bored. At 2 years old, there is no excuse for chewing like that.

    How much exercise is he getting?

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    DefaultRe: Help please, with a couch-chewer

    Bag the laundry room. Get him a crate. You need to crate your dog until it's trustworthy...no matter if his buddy has free reign.

    Then exercise him...or deal with holely furniture.
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    DefaultRe: Help please, with a couch-chewer

    I agree with Dani and Trickster. He needs excersise and mental excersize. Working with him on training excersizes as well as taking him for a good one hour romp 2X per day.

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