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one of dogs i walk chews door frames and pulls the wallpaper off the walls whn the owner is at work and before I collect him.  I advised her to put oil of clove on areas he would go to and she does that and I think it helps a bit and also advised her about getting a kong with pate and freezing overnight to keep him occupied till I arrive.   She put up new wallpaper and painted it but he's started tearing it off and I'm out of ideas.  Maybe a cage or something would help, but I dont know if she'd be keen - he's never had one.

so any tips?

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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 03:58:19 PM »
What breed ?


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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 03:01:19 PM »
Thanks Val,

'Jay' is a small springer spaniel.  Here is a pic.........


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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 04:25:06 PM »
 :what: :what: :what: Thats NOT a springer spaniel!

Its cocker spaniel - shw type

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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 07:48:01 PM »
yes....well, I have questioned it to myself and he is small, but I'm no expert so who am I to argue.

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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 07:59:28 PM »
Springers only come in black and white or Liver and white or v v v rarely solid black or solid white
One of my ESS

Working type

black and white ESS working type


http://www.thecockerspanielclub.co.uk/aboutpage.htm
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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 08:56:27 PM »
lol, i was looking at your sig pic and thought jay looked too different.  oh well, i wonder if i should tell the owner. lol

back to the point, izzie u got any tips?

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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011, 04:16:06 PM »
depends :

how long between owner leaving and you arriving?

Is he walked before owner goes to work?

how long has owner had him?

Does he do it when she goes out without him at weekends? or is it just during the week? Because it could be seperation anxiety or just pure boredom

They could try getting an old cardboard box, balling up newspapers and hiding treats in it, leaves a big mess.

Piggy ears to chew on, stuffed kongs.


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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2011, 09:31:47 PM »
owner leaves around 7-ish and I arrive at 11.  Previous dog walker arrived a 9 and he tore up the joint then.

he is walked before in morning before I get there.

he is 1 and 1/2 years old.  owner had him since pup.

I've suggested frozen kongs, dont know if they last long enough cause he still does it.  I dunno if I'd be happy giving pig ears when no one is around.  I'm anxious by nature, so thats just me.

I'll suggest cardboard box.


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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2011, 11:03:39 PM »
then they need to deal with it as SA, if he been doing it since he was a pup.

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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2011, 01:04:18 PM »
So they leave at seven you get there at eleven what happens to the rest of the day?
All Izzies idea's are good ones this could by now be a habit I would suggest a large cage, having said that I do wish people would look at the breed BEFORE they buy, cockers and yes it's a cocker are people dogs they need company and lots of exercise these dogs are bred to work 14-16 hours aday not to sit and look at walls in a house
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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2011, 01:10:18 PM »
cheers for the advice.

Val, once I take him back he's on own till owner gets back.  But he's fine thru that time.
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Re: how do you stop a dog tearing off wallpaper and chewing door frames?
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2011, 03:12:09 PM »
Then he needs more exercise before he is left in the morning  :ok: if he's tired he won't eat the wall
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