Panda has destroyed a few cords, If it is not plugged in its an easy target, If i am not home and its plugged in she will tried try untill she gets a shock. Which i dont think she has learnt because i have seen a few bite marks around. I understand this is a anxiety thing when i am not home. or boredom. She has alot of toys since shes a spoilt little brat. And i often leave treats for her to chew on while im not home. But she has managed to destroy my laptop cord. Which cost me $90 to replace.
I am now crating her when i'm not home. I posted a thread similar to this on a facebook group i am on and someone had this opinion.
"Everyone has a right to their opinion, so therefore..DOG MAGNETS does not condone or advise crate training, as..CRATE TRAINING IS WRONG!!!! behavioral problems that compel owners to crate train maybe be surprised by negative effects.. Owning a business surrounding dogs.. having grown up in a family with vets.. with my past training and experience with dogs.. not once have i been advised.. or have i advised any of my clients to crate train their puppies or older dogs. Crate training reduces the amount of exposure to different social and environmental situations. Crate training makes dogs more reactive ( fear and aggression). Crating a dog is highly stressfull for them and creates emotional and bahvioural problems. There are soo many ways to train your puppy or a dog who is displaying behavioural problems without using this method!!! I would spray anything that is safe for your dog on the item they are chewing on, than crate train!"
My reply was this.
My dog was already crate trained as a pup for toilet training, she often goes into the crate by herself and have a nap, she does not fear it. I respect your opinion, But i see it differently. A crate is meant to be a "safe zone" somewhere they can go if they are afraid or scared to feel safe, like a den, or a cave, or a kennel. In this case i rarely go out for to long as i don't like leaving the dogs very long.
What is your opinion? I will most likely cover everything in some kind of disgusting thing anyway but yeah.