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Here is another fun issue that were dealing with. Kiya likes to chew on our new dining room table chairs. She has already chewed a hole in a pillow on the couch and now graduated to the wood table.
We've applied Apple Bitter and it doesn't seem to phase her.
What do you do?
We do not crate and will not crate while we are away during the day or else we will have a lot of explaining to do when the cops knock at our door calling about noise complaints. 😞

Tobasco, Vicks vapo-rub, lock her out of the dining room. We have had wood chewers in the past, preferred a chunk of wood to a bone. good luck

A friend of mine has a dog that she rescued. She had developed some bad habits, apparently… The dog chewed up her bedroom furniture legs; bedposts, end tables, etc... She even chewed up some of her favorite GLASS figurines (unbelievably):eek: !!! This golden retriever "Tess" is a loving and beautiful dog and is my Bella's best doggie friend! But times were rough at the beginning for the family until they got her through this. First of all the dog was young and may be growing out of the "naughty puppy" stage, second of all they did have to put her on anxiety meds for a while, third of all they have an existing "alpha" weinmeraner (not sure about the spelling) dog that may have put Tess in her place. Whatever it was, this golden is doing much better now and not chewing on the furniture anymore. Somehow they managed to do it without crating... So maybe there is hope for the future for you and your furbaby.

I have experiences with deep cat-sleeping-holes in sofas, digged by a architect-basenji (Banshee). I also experienced that things like this mostly stop, when the next young basenji moves in (Panda). Then the "old" one is no longer in charge of destructive works. Pray, that the youg one has other hobbies….In our case this did not work, as Panda chews everything and even thinks it is fun to tear off the wall papers while she is bored...

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I have experiences with deep cat-sleeping-holes in sofas, digged by a architect-basenji (Banshee). I also experienced that things like this mostly stop, when the next young basenji moves in (Panda). Then the "old" one is no longer in charge of destructive works. Pray, that the youg one has other hobbies….In our case this did not work, as Panda chews everything and even thinks it is fun to tear off the wall papers while she is bored...

Its actually the exact opposite. Chance is our older male and he is fine. Its our puppy Kiya (she just turned 1) who does this.
Trying to section them off in the house can't happen since our home has an open floor plan.
I found a gel which can be applied to furniture which should alleviate the chewing. I'll have to order it and find out.
Finger crossed it works.

My mom had a wood chewer (Rottie pup). The breeder suggested making a cayenne pepper paste with a small amount of water and then apply it to the wood. It worked great and didn't stain the furniture. Just be sure to scrub your hands and nails after working with the paste.

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