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won't stop chewing up kids' toys
Sadie just turned a year old last month. I know Golden's always feel the need to have something in their mouth, but the situation here is getting out of hand.
I have a 2yo and 5yo. Both are into little action figurines and despite my constant efforts to keep the toys off of the floor as soon as they move on to something else, the dog has been destroying them all. Any toy that gets in her mouth is chewed up, no just carried around.
She knows leave it, and if I find something in her mouth, I she'll come to me when asked and give, but how do I inhibit her to take it at all. I have tried bitter apple and it didn't do much. I also trade with her for one of her toys.
She has gone through a lot of money around here in chewing, not to mention I can't imagine what it's doing to her GI tract.
For those of you with bird dogs, how do you teach them to just carry stuff in thier mouths without tearing it apart? Is that my answer?
Loving My Girl Sadie
"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
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