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    Question Puppy is Gnawing on the Walls...

    Hi,

    I did a search through the forum to see if this had been discussed before.. have found nothing.

    Nibbler has started to gnaw the paint off the skirting boards and the door frame... Any suggestions on how to stop this?

    When I catch him doing it, I say NO then offer him an alternative to chew on. He is getting plenty of exercise so i'm not sure if it's a boredom thing? We we're thinking of offering him more chews (hide chews, pigs ears) and we are going to try wiping some vinegar on the spots he targets.

    Has anyone else ever had this problem? Any advice would be much appreciated!

    ps if I find something that works I will post a reply

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    There may be something in the paint that's tasty. Perhaps spray the walls with citronella.

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    He is certainly living up to his name, eh?

    I haven't heard of this before.
    I would also be offering more chewing diversions.

    Wonder what attracts him to it.

    Hope you get some answers.

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    Has he got brain stimulation toys like Kongs to keep him busy? depends on how you are training him as to what may work, I have used a citric acid (its what you use to make cordial) mixed with water in a spray bottle near places to stop gnawing because the dog liked licking the vinegar and lemon
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    Agree with Pug. You can also pick up stuff from your petshop that apparently works to keep dogs from chewing or peeing on stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog_Lover View Post
    Agree with Pug. You can also pick up stuff from your petshop that apparently works to keep dogs from chewing or peeing on stuff.
    We have tried them and if someone has used one that works can they put the name up because none have worked for us with the pup we doggie sit sometimes :/
    ALL kittens are devil spawn wrapped in cuteness!

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    I got all the toys a pup could ever want,kongs, ropes, balls etc. even got my daughter to donate a few of the millions of soft toys she has. Yet the bottom drawers handles are apparently the coolest thing a pup can get his chompers on.
    The misses in all her wisdom put socks on them this morning !!
    Needless to say they where ripped off in about 2seconds flat.

    He also has a taste for Magazines that can only be bought in America that havnt even been read yet. He's a fussy destroyer and its only day 3!. I think i'll be in the market for a good product soon too.


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    He's also gnawing on the wooden baby gate we have up to keep him out of the house. I think it may be a chewing fetish... off to the pet store to get some chews. I do have a kong, but i have been keeping that for crate time only. Maybe I will bend that rule and see what happens. (He still only has bones and biscuits in the crate).

    Thanks for all of the suggestions so far. I will try the citronella and citric acid as well.

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    Oh yes, I bought 2 big (and pretty expensive - ouch) bags of rawhide chews from the pet store. I don't know if it is bad for dogs to eat too much rawhide but it must be better than some of the stuff she'd otherwise chew on!

    I do remember reading something about the cheaper rawhide chews containing some chemical that's bad for dogs, so only buy mine from a respectable pet store. I've chatted to the owner and if he thinks it's good enough for his dogs, I trust it's ok for mine.

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    My mum had a Great Dane that was more than a wall nibbler, he was a wall chewer.
    He somehow managed to eat a 50cm round hold in the MIDDLE of the wall in the laundry.

    His wasn't separation anxiety or boredom as he did it when they were home as well as out. They ended up putting something smelly on his favourite chewing spots (I think they went with vicks vapor rub) and it helped curb the problem.

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