My 7 month old Loki keeps eating my carpet when my back is turned. I have tried the bad tasting stuff my the pet store my vet gave me some as well also some red pepper. He just eats right thru it.…Continue
"I put Chipotle powder down on the spots where my puppy was spending a lot of time chewing or trying to return to finish chewing and I'd keep an eye on her so if I caught her I could tell her, "NO!" Generally the Chipotle powder has…"
"Perhaps you have flavored carpet and you didn't even know!?!! It sounds like it must be delicious. But, in all honesty, I agree with the others-- you need to crate him to control the behavior. Make sure he's getting lots of [appropriate]…"
"We don't have carpet so Baron chews the linoleum right in front of me. Bitter apple is an appetizer. The vet suggested hot pepper...Baron went yummy! I need to wear him out with exercise for him not to chew. Baron is now…"
"Maybe it's the stuff in the carpet cleaner? If you're cleaning every two weeks or so there could be something in it that tastes good! (Could also be dangerous to furbabies). I
Rugs are not that unusual -…"
"I would have him spend time leashed to me for a week or two when ever he is loose in the house. That would make it possible to correct him with a firm tug and a no when ever he is tempted to chew the carpet. Right now it is developing into a…"
"He does not train for two hours. Think of it as play time with tunnels and such. We go out in the yard and run around he goes thru his tunnels plays with his outside toys and such. Rolls in the grass. Barks at the kids next store till they come pet…"
"He spent the first 5 months with the breeder we got him from and there was no carpet that I saw. I did call my vet and they told me that he is in perfect health. So a vitamin issues is out. He eats a grain free food. I don't have a crawl space…"
"You say he is 7 month old and you've had him for 2 months. It is not related to teething and he has plenty of companionship, exercise, other hings to chew and mental stimulation. So what's left? 1) something could…"
"The first thing I thought of - since he seems to have lots of activity in his life - is that he smells/feels/hears something under the rug.
Do you have a crawl space? Could there be critters under the house that you don't hear?…"
"If you're worried about the carpet getting wrecked maybe get a large inexpensive rug to go over it until he's a little older?
Also I know this isn't really on topic but he's really young to be doing agility for two hours a…"
"Potus chewed carpet, so he has only earnt freedom of the full house unattended within the last year (he is almost 3). When we weren't around he was confined to the kitchen (where he ripped up the lino floor). The only bad tasting thing that…"
"Yea it is wall to wall. He picks different spots all the time. So putting something up is not really gonna work. I do my best to keep him with me all time. The other day is a great example we were watching tv and he was chewing on him toy at my feet…"
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Jennifer and Loki, Thank so much for the hints about finding an agility trainer! I can't wait to get started. It will be so much fun, even if my dogs don't excell, I love to find things to do with them!! Also thanks for the insiders tip about watching the trainer in action first! Also can't wait to see graduation pics!!!
@jennifer and loki - thanks for the offer of the plans, but the reality is that we would probably not build it. we're not good at building anything so we'll probably just order it on line. Glad Loki's doing so well with it.
I appreciated your thoughts on starting my dogs in agility. How do you find a place to do it? And do you and a trainer both work with them? (I guess I could just google agility and see what happens?) Keep posting your great pics!!