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How do I get my puppy to stop eating my clothes?

asked 2015-12-03 10:35:44 -0600

I am trying to get our 7 month old puppy to not eat my clothes. I don't yell at him, I just take it out of his mouth and give him his bone to chew and then commend him for it but when I am not looking he would take things to chew on.

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You can purchase (pretty cheap) at the pet store they have sprays that you can put onto your clothes that dogs don't like the scent of. It works well!

Natasha E.'s profile image Natasha E.  ( 2015-12-22 15:23:00 -0600 ) edit

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answered 2015-12-30 11:39:17 -0600

First step would be to keep them off the floor. You may need to purchase a few laundry baskets for this. I'd also keep all of the bedroom doors closed as well, just so they can't get into any toys, or furniture while you're not right next to them. This is a puppy phase and they will grow out of it--hang in there!

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answered 2016-01-03 12:33:05 -0600

http://Ecollar.com ET 300 . As soon as they pick up anything you don't want correct them. A small correction is better than $3000 vet bill.

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answered 2016-01-01 13:50:27 -0600

We had to "puppy proof" our house when we got Tally. For us this meant putting clothes in a laundry basket or bathroom/closet and keeping the door closed, closing doors to bedroom and pantry to keep puppy from getting on unwanted furniture and into food items, hiding all cords behind furniture or off the ground to avoid chewing, starting very early with "no" or "leave it" commands, DEFINITELY putting all shoes in the closed closet or in the shoe rack (Tally prefers shoes to clothes). From the day we got her, we started giving her a "no" command and even training her to a certain noise (essentially a leave it) and THEN giving her the appropriate toy to chew on. We have had great success with this tactic. (also helps with basic obedience)

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