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Old 08-16-2016, 09:59 PM
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We have a female boxer pup that eats everything if you don't watch her 24/7.

Lately she's been eating a hole in the drywall where her bed is.

This is our 3rd boxer and we've never had these kinds of problems before.

Between last night and this morning she ate 2 muffin wrappers and some feathers and beads. (that I know of)

Anybody deal with something like this?
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Old 08-16-2016, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by VanW View Post
We have a female boxer pup that eats everything if you don't watch her 24/7.

Lately she's been eating a hole in the drywall where her bed is.

This is our 3rd boxer and we've never had these kinds of problems before.

Between last night and this morning she ate 2 muffin wrappers and some feathers and beads. (that I know of)

Anybody deal with something like this?
Yes my mastiff did the same but worse, she's bored. Get her a good toy and a large kennel. I only leave the big guy out when we're home. He can easily open the cage if he needs to protect the home but doesn't unless he feels the need! but it's gave him his own space and he can't tear my stuff up!
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Old 08-16-2016, 11:30 PM
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From the title of the thread, I thought this was gonna be about George Foreman.

I think JHuffman kidnapped my Neapolitan Mastiff.

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Old 08-17-2016, 04:10 AM
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I'd agree with bored, or is mad that you leave him alone. I've had 2 Boxers and a Boston. A kennel saved our home from destruction while we are away.
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Pair teething with an under-stimulated/under exercised breed with a lot of energy and you get chewing. More exercise and stimulation, and nylabones everywhere.
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Exercise, exercise, exercise. . .
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Pair teething with an under-stimulated/under exercised breed with a lot of energy and you get chewing. More exercise and stimulation, and nylabones everywhere.
X2 and crate training
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I have a pointer that does the same .
She's eaten holes in expensive wool rugs.
She shreds paper towels, tin foil, and about anything else she can get those teeth around.she has eaten all kinds of crazy stuff. I'm afraid she will get something that will kill her one of these days.
She's bored and not getting the attention she wants. ( which is 24/7)
If you're watching tv she'll jump up on the couch and stand in front of you. Texting, she'll knock the phone out of your hand. She has a long run in the yard where she can tear ass around.and She digs holes all over the yard.shr gets walked at least once a day but she's an endless ball of energy.
Don't have any answers, hoping she grows out of it .
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bored or stressed and teething

get her toys and stuff to chew on, more the better
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Originally Posted by north coast View Post
I have a pointer that does the same .
She's eaten holes in expensive wool rugs.
She shreds paper towels, tin foil, and about anything else she can get those teeth around.she has eaten all kinds of crazy stuff. I'm afraid she will get something that will kill her one of these days.
She's bored and not getting the attention she wants. ( which is 24/7)
If you're watching tv she'll jump up on the couch and stand in front of you. Texting, she'll knock the phone out of your hand. She has a long run in the yard where she can tear ass around.and She digs holes all over the yard.shr gets walked at least once a day but she's an endless ball of energy.
Don't have any answers, hoping she grows out of it .
That is not exercise...she needs real exercise. Outside the yard with some real time to stretch her legs. We have a 15 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy and we don't have any of these problems. From the second day we had her, I had her out on the bicycle going along beside me. Every morning and every night we go out for a bike ride, generally about 30 minutes. Most of the time she just trots along beside the bike at 5 mph pace, other times she will pick it up and hit close to 20 mph. when we get to the park, she is off leash and runs around, never getting more than 50 ft from me, then comes right over to me to get put n the leash for the trip home. She has a bin full of ropes and chew toys, which she empties and pulls every last one out. She has never chewed anything but her toys and when it's time for a ride, you know it. Exercise, exercise and more exercise followed by consistent training is the key. A tired puppy is a good puppy.
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I literally keep a nylabone on my bedside table for middle of the night.

Digging is another sign of restless behavior.

A tired dog is a good dog.
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Exercise, exercise, exercise. . .

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Take that dog for a loooooong walk....(or maybe 10) a day. Tire them out and they won't have any energy to create havoc.
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x 1,000,000

Take that dog for a loooooong walk....(or maybe 10) a day. Tire them out and they won't have any energy to create havoc.
This......and I trained my Malinous with a vibrate/shock collar..it will vibrate and it will shock from 1-100, set on 15 it is a very light tingle......I never went above 20 which feels less than sticking your tongue on a 9 volt battery
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Exercise, exercise, exercise. . .
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That is not exercise...she needs real exercise. Outside the yard with some real time to stretch her legs. We have a 15 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy and we don't have any of these problems. From the second day we had her, I had her out on the bicycle going along beside me. Every morning and every night we go out for a bike ride, generally about 30 minutes. Most of the time she just trots along beside the bike at 5 mph pace, other times she will pick it up and hit close to 20 mph. when we get to the park, she is off leash and runs around, never getting more than 50 ft from me, then comes right over to me to get put n the leash for the trip home. She has a bin full of ropes and chew toys, which she empties and pulls every last one out. She has never chewed anything but her toys and when it's time for a ride, you know it. Exercise, exercise and more exercise followed by consistent training is the key. A tired puppy is a good puppy.
Bike is a good idea, I'm going to try this. I'd take her to the woods and just let her run but she has trouble returning when I call her. I'm afraid I'd never see her again. I can't do it in the summer but last fall and winter (we just got her last fall )I frequently took her to a beach that was hard for her to go anywhere. She would tear ass around till I thought for sure she'd have a heart attack. Trying to train her to come when I call her, for the most part, she's having none of it.
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Bike is a good idea, I'm going to try this. I'd take her to the woods and just let her run but she has trouble returning when I call her. I'm afraid I'd never see her again. I can't do it in the summer but last fall and winter (we just got her last fall )I frequently took her to a beach that was hard for her to go anywhere. She would tear ass around till I thought for sure she'd have a heart attack. Trying to train her to come when I call her, for the most part, she's having none of it.
see my post above about the vibrate/shock collar, she will COME when you say COME and let her get a tingle at 15........the next time call her to COME and hit the vibrate, 3rd time I bet she comes with just a verbal command.
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Well at least it is not barking.
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She barks a bit when she's left alone sometimes also. I've also been trying to train her to come with the shock collar. Mostly using the vibrate function too. I'll try getting her some chew toys and the exercise.
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My dog doesn't chew up the house but he will from time to time start chewing up his soft toys. I take them away and give him his hard bone (not my hard bone) and he chews away for 15 to 30 minutes. I think he just need a good chew toy to work his teeth and jaw.
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