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Last week, she chewed through our extension cord on the Pool pump. She must have stopped when she got shocked. We unplugged it and then she chewed it completely in half. :freak:
She chewed up an ice cream pail and the pool cover. She even chewed up the "Wipe your paws" door mat--one of those Heavy duty ones.
We are at our wit's end--every sheet in the house has chew holes...all of our throw pillows have holes in them.
Any advice? We think she'll be a year in September...did anyone else's Beag act this crazy?
 

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Maggie was like this also. We had to watch her every minute. She turned a year in May and has really slowed down with the chewing. She will still chew something she shouldn't but it seems to be mostly to get my attention, like stealing a shoe or sock or sunglasses that someone foolishly left out and then stopping in front of me to growl before running off with tail wagging hoping I will chase. Mostly she chews her own toys or bones now so maybe you can still have hope.
 

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Yes, Sadie and Pooh Bear were big chewers and were destructive like that. Sadie more so than Pooh. We had to watch them every minute. We kept them in a luxurious pen when we were not at home.

We didn't start leaving them out on their own when we weren't home until they were around 3 or 4 years old. They do get over this chewing stage eventually. Make sure they have toys of their own to chew on. I used lots and lots of that bitter spray to try to deter chewing on our things.
 

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I used bitter spray also. Maggie just licked it off before she chewed. Once I left the bottle within her reach and she carried it around the house, daring me to get it back.
 

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Maggie is 2-1/2, and I don't trust her alone for any length of time. She's MUCH better than one year ago, but still manages to find a new 'toy' to play with now and again.

Her worst moment was when she chewed through the middle of my new mattress.....so hang in there, and don't leave her alone in any room right now. Maggie and Cal stay in their own room when I leave the house (outfitted for dogs with old furniture and a child-gate they can see out of), and all bedroom and bathroom doors are closed at all times to avoid unwanted surprises.

I hope one day to live 'normal' again :biglaugh:

I hope
 

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Maybe she is taking temper or bored?

Do you have plenty of "dog" things for her to chew on? I know if Abby (turned 2 in May) is not provided with things that are OK to chew she finds her own stuff (like barbie dolls :lol2: ).
 

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She does this chewing when we are home. They are kenneled otherwise. She is just very sneaky and takes advantage of our busy-ness, I guess.
I was a little low on chewing toys for her, but replenished my stock today. I need to find her more, though.
Thanks for all the advice and hope!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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Jersey was a bad chewer...or good, I guess it depends on your perspective. She just turned two and it's only been the last few months that she's become more trustworthy. We can actually leave a pair of shoes on the ground and she won't steal them. I am still very cautious about what I leave around for her. She steals magazines, books, anything paper if she gets the chance. I also keep a baby gate up in front of the closet to keep her out of the laundry. Otherwise every sock would have holes.

When Jersey was a puppy, we used a lot of bitter apple on stuff and that worked OK, although there were times when it seemed like Jersey liked the taste and would lick it up. :doh: Friends used cayenne pepper to stop their dog from chewing. One time and he was cured. We had a trainer come in about 6 months ago and got some advice on chewing (among other things). She said to take something that Jersey liked to chew and soak it in bitter apple. She suggested something that was already ruined. Then, let her chew it. She said it wouldn't take long for her to learn that it didn't taste so good anymore. You may want to try that.
 

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Charlie is one and a half years old. Lately I noticed a hugh improvement. No more chewing in the yard, although he likes chewing on sticks and twigs, no damage. In the house, like I said he actually graduated. I left him alone ran my errands, came back to find him usually in his open crate sleeping. It has been serveral months no accident, no complain, knock on wood. :thumbup: I guess it all depends on individuals.
 
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