We came downstairs the other day and our dog (7 month old golden doodle) had chewed the corner of our couch. Yes, the dog is eating the furniture. I was livid. He had ripped a hole in the fabric and was eating the corner of it. He is very good with our kids, and a great dog, but this was something that we weren’t going to put up with.
When this happened to us, I knew that I needed to write this sponsored post with the help of Milk Bone, so it doesn’t happen to you (well- to your furniture).
What did we do?
We told him no and kept him with us for the next hour, to avoid him going back to it. Guess what he did the next time that he was alone?So, we asked our trainer for advice:
1). MORE WALKS.
He told us that the reason that puppies and dogs chew things that aren’t theirs is because they have built-up energy. He told us that we needed to take him on an extra walk every day or that we needed to give him chew toys (Like a hard bone filled with peanut butter… and then frozen) or those ropes that they love to pull.
2). REWARD GOOD BEHAVIOR:
He said to reward him for good behavior and to get him on a routine of a walk every morning. Now, when we wake up, we start him out with his Good Morning Healthy Aging daily vitamin treats. There are three kinds: Healthy Aging, Healthy Joints and Total Wellness. (They are specifically formulated blend of nutrients that will help support his well-being and longevity, including: Beta-Catotene to help support immune system health, DHA to help support a healthy brain, Fiber to help support digestion and metabolism, and Antioxidents and Omega-3 Fatty Acids to help support your dog’s overall well-being. Plus… Real chicken is the #1 ingredient, No by-products or meals, No artificial flavors or preservatives. Pretty good!
3). TEACH FETCH:
He told us to teach him to fetch – this was something fun that he could do that would help him use up his energy and keep his mouth busy.
How to teach fetch:
Throw a toy for your dog
When your dog gets the toy, show him that you have a Milk-Bone in your hand. He/she will run over to grab the Milk-Bone and will drop the ball. When that happens, give the treat, but get the ball. Do it again and again until they get the hang of it. He said that most dogs will get this concept VERY fast, but that a select few will never learn to fetch.
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