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Q: How do I break dog of chewing up shoes?

June 20, 2009 | By erin s. | 4 answers | Expired: 2001 days ago

erin s.

She is a 10 month old mixed breed hound. We adopted her 3 weeks ago. This was not a reported behavior when we got her.

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Ches21
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Jun 21, 2009

first you should put any shoes that you want to keep up high were he cant get to them. Then take the shoes that you don't want to keep and use them as training tools. do some clicker treat training every time your dog does not touch the shoe press the clicker and give him a treat. set those shoes on the floor and tell him no or make a distracting niose. or get him some rawhides and chew toys maybe that will keep him away from shoes.

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Kris
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Jun 21, 2009

The most sure way to keep your dog from chewing on your shoes would be to keep them where she can't get at them. I had to learn to do this with my dog. If I didn't want her to chew it I had to put it away. I have also had some luck with bitter apple. Lastly, I would recommend plenty of appropriate chew toys and chewy treats. Praise her when she is chewing the appropriate things and tell her no and take away anything she chews that is not appropriate. She will learn in time. Good luck.

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jackie
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Jun 21, 2009

our dobie mix use to chew we would put the stuff away when we went out and when we were home we would firmly say no eventually she got the message we also had plenty of her own stuff to chew on

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Lorena G.
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Jun 21, 2009

Have you try giving her chewing toys? Our golden puppy loves chewing toys and those bones you can buy at any pet store or pigs ears that you can buy too at any pet stores. They do help. When we go out and our dogs have to stay, we give them a bone or a pigs ear to chew on and they get in to those things and live the furniture, shoes and anything else u don't want them to chew. You can give them one during the day, those ears last a long time, and the bones even longer. You can try and do this it might help. Good luck.

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