Oh dear. My pup chewed through my phone charger cord at around 10 weeks old.
My dog isn't really into the kong toys either at the moment. Other than chasing after it when I throw it.
Thanks Di for the bottles with frozen water inside idea, I am going to get onto this in just a minute
We're in for a wonderful time at the moment as Troopa is just hitting the teething age so I'm making sure I get stocked up on some raw bones and his favourite thing in the world, Schmacko chomp & chews.
and if chewing on a lead put hot sauce on it thay do noy like the sauce
Don't you just love chewing - not Some of my dogs have chewed all their lives, others have stopped after teething and never touched another item, others that have stopped have restarted when a new pup has been introduced to the house.
What I do to starve off as much damage as possible is to rotate toys. I have a milk crate full of toys. But I only leave out about 4-6 toys and change them weekly or fortnightly.
Some are bought and some are home made. 2ltr coke bottles, rope tied in knots dipped in chicken gravy - it wears off fast but the toy does become a favourite. Very large bone hanging by rope from tree - this is best in cooler months. Broth ice cubes in kids clam shell and their current favourite a piece of hard plastic irrigation piping taken from the garden. Some of these items may not be suited to a strong staffy X but you get the general idea.
Oh yeah and the milk crate itself has had a work out too. But rotating toys is what has worked for me.
i know how to make a tugwar toy i will make up photo thread about it if you like
Tyson is my 10yo staffy x and he still chews...EVERYTHING! including bricks, metal, pavers, shoes (OH's fault) and kids toys etc etc.
Bailey is my 18 month old APBT and she has stopped chewing (fingers croxxed lol) however I have to keep her occupied with her kong, nylabones, tug ropes, soft toys and her ball -which has an opening for treats to fall out of.
Mully is 4yo APBT and she still chews aswell, plus she is a climber - up the fridge, pantry etc etc.
HAVE FUN LMAO - Gotta love Staffs
Our pup is 9 months old and loves chewing too. In the last two days I have lost two pairs of underwear and one bra She will chew almost anything, she set off the safety switch a few months ago by chewing through a power cord (thank goodness we have one). She destroys 'new' plants in the garden, I think she just likes to learn about 'new' things, and the best way to do that is to chew, chew, chew.
My brother's staffy is nine - she doesn't chew things she's not supposed to.
I've been lucky - Frosty only chews things when I'm around (and not paying attention), and so far that hasn't included the car or the furniture. Except the seat I'm sitting on. There's something attractive about the handles on the adjusters. Probably because it almost always gets my attention in some way. But so does jumping on me.
She did chew once on an extension cable - through to the copper. Hasn't done that again for some reason.
She will chew the laces out of a football, and then chew the football to little pieces. Managed to steal my nephew's "cricket" ball, and then his rubber balls on elastic this morning. We got them all back before much damage was done.
And shoes and thongs are a favourite. Like that thoughtless kid on the oval - thongs or garbage - I can't tell.
But the worst is Mum's golf sox. Frosty nicks those out of the shoes. Mum has started hiding the sox but she doesn't realise the shoes are still in peril.
I'll try rotating toys, might keep her interested in them enough to stop her chewing other things.
Kong toy didnt help Nero, 30 minutes and it was all gone. He loves to chew big lumps of wood now.
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