We have a 3 year old golden doodle who is awesome but a little hyper in a very friendly way. BUT she has a bad habit that I haven’t been able to break: Chewing. Everything. Up.
Shoes, glasses, purses, leashes, table legs, remote controls, baseball caps, electrical cords (did she never get a shock to learn a lesson??), a cell phone, her dog bowl, her bed, you name it, she chews it up. BTW she has dozens of dog toys–chew toys, balls, pigs ears, rawhide, kongs, etc & she also rips all of them to shreds but I replace them so she’ll have things to chew that aren’t my prized possessions. However, not only does she chew her toys up, but also preys upon my things.
Will she ever outgrow this? What else can I do? I love my dog, but she is so destructive!!!
I initially read that this behavior is because she is bored or teething. Teething is over & I walk her for 1 hr in the morning & 45 min in the evening & have hired a dog walker to walk her for 1 hour during the day. We have kids who get home after school & play with her too. So she’s getting exercise but still keep chewing :(. Can anyone help?
ETA: Another common solution is to get her a friend. But the thought of cleaning up after another dog just exhausts me…