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Thread: Who's Had Luck Stopping a Dog Ripping Bedding Apart?

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    Default Who's Had Luck Stopping a Dog Ripping Bedding Apart?

    Logan really doesn't like the pillows/cushions on the spare bed, or maybe she likes them TOO much. Lol.

    She has gradually ripped through one after the other. Doesn't do it to any of the other beds and tonight she has a bad taste in her mouth after I sprayed the remaining cushions with lavender!

    Anybody dealt with this? Perhaps she doesn't like my shabby chic decor in that bedroom?
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    I haven't had any luck.

    The last bed we bought was the same day my step mums Staffy was having a play here with our three and Emma (Staffy) chewed it up within ten minutes!

    She destroys any bed she is given.

    Really need to break her habit

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    Nope. No luck here either. My girls are dreadful for it, but my boy never does it. He gets most offended if they take to any of his own bedding though!

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    Um, how could the dog chew the entire bed? I'm confused...

    Logan doesn't touch her own bedding, or any bedding/bedspredas/quilts from any other beds OTHER than the bed in the spare room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Um, how could the dog chew the entire bed? I'm confused...

    Logan doesn't touch her own bedding, or any bedding/bedspredas/quilts from any other beds OTHER than the bed in the spare room.
    Oh.. thought we were talking about dog beds lol?

    My bad...

    She rips 'Teddy's' bed apart and all that is left is chewed up cloth and the stuffing.

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    No, Logan sleeps in her crate and has not once damaged her bedding in any way.

    Every once in a while she will jump onto Master 9's bed and just lie there until she is spotted, but never damaged anything. Same with my bed - doesn't touch it whasoever.

    But it's like the spare bed is some sort of ruddy beacon!!! MUST DESTROY, MUST DESTROY, MUST DESTROY!!!

    Maybe the lavender will work, maybe not. Might spray some foul deterrent stuff on it, used to have a bottle of it many years ago.
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    Pretty likes getting at her own bedding. I have had no success either.

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    I'm going to have a little *snigger* DA, only because I've had plenty of destructadogs!

    Short of stopping her access to the spare room, or simply not having pillows or cushions on the bed, the only reason I can think of as to why she's targetting the spare room is that the other bedrooms have their owners' smells in them - the spare room doesn't "belong" to anyone?

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    Aw duh, that goes without saying, cheeky sods.

    I have been doing that, but her crate is in that room, so I would prefer to leave the bedroom door open and deal with the problem.

    Von, think you could have hit on something there...no one sleeps in that bed. Since son moved downstairs and I finally got my spare room, I haven't had the need to use it. Should try sleeping in there for a while and see if that makes a difference.
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    Yes, what Clea said. Shut the door.

    Or maybe leave something in there that is more attractive to shred than the bed like a stuffed toy from the op shop.

    My mum's suggestion would be to go into the spare room with a rolled up newspaper or a hockey stick and beat the crap out of the bed and abuse it and yell at it for being such a naughty bed for leading that dog into temptation. A good thirty seconds of effort.

    In front of the dog.

    I know Frosty is quite freaked out when I use the fly swat. On flies. She definitely keeps her distance. I don't even yell at the flies.

    The other thing I did when Frosty was little was put wobbly piles of tin cans on anything I didn't want her to jump on. If she sniffed the cans or jumped on the chair with the cans on, they'd collapse and rattle and bang and she'd clear off, and I'd know she was up to no good, and could make sure she left what she should alone. Was excellent for stopping counter surfing, along with a bit of vicks vapour rub.

    Hmm, moth balls in the bed might slow Logan down. Though your guests are not going to like the smell much either. Then again, guest repellent might be just what you need...

    However.

    Any bed I put in the crate with her has been ripped to shreds. And her sofa bed - ie dog bed for on the sofa has been well chewed. She's thinking about eating the corners of my light weight duna when I'm not looking. But so far I've been consistent about stopping her. It's when I don't quite pay attention that I will be in trouble.

    And she's completely shredded her duna in the office. Which was expected. Plus I get hypnotised by this damn computer and forget to tell her off. If I'd been really consistent about telling her off, and putting her in time out if she persisted, then I think the duna would be mostly intact. But it didn't cost much and I'm stuffing the bits into pillow slips from the op shop now.

    PS Frosty would quite happily eat the bed I sleep in. I think she thinks shreds make better bedding. She would also shred my socks, undies, and shoes given the opportunity. So not sure that sleeping in the bed you want left alone will by itself, do anything. Let us know if it works.
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