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Dog Destroys Bedding When in Crate

What's a good alternative for my furbaby? She is a year and a half old and eats all her beds, blankets, and toys. We have had to take all bedding out of her crate, which she is in while we are at work, and during the night as we sleep. She gets a lot of attention. I am feeling helpless.

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August 16, 20170 found this helpful

If your dog is nervous when they are put into the crate this can cause you problems. A dog needs to be calm before entering their crate. Here are a few tips on how to stop your dog from destroying his toys and bedding in his crate.

Walk your dog before putting him in the crate. Make sure he is tired and you have exhausted his energy. Second, don't force your dog into their crate. Lure them in with a treat. Third, if your dog is nervous when you go to the crate to release them, make sure they calm down before opening the crate. Teach your dog that the crate isn't a punishment, but a place they need to be. You need to buy toys that will occupy your dog when they are in the crate. Look for chewing bones, You need to stimulate your dog's brain, when in the crate so they aren't bored. Look for treat balls or Kong toy with peanut butter. Things like this will calm your dog so he stops tearing up his bedding.

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August 16, 20170 found this helpful

Make sure your dog is getting enough exercise and is not bored. Always put him in and take him out when he is calm.

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August 17, 20170 found this helpful

a dog like this generally needs a lot of exercise and discipline. And by discipline I just eman someone who speaks in a firm voice when necesary, and who is not ALWAYS showering the dog with affection but who defines boundaries between dog and human space. Dog psychology can sometimes be negatively stimulated by too much affection and not creating distance between dog world and human world.

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But the eercise is key, and depending on the breed, giving the dog a 'job' is great as well. Or simply taking the time to teach him commands like 'sit' or 'roll over' or anything that makes his brain work

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