my dog tears everything up when we leave we put him in the kennel with nothing and he broke up.What can we do ?
We have tried this plug in calmer,benadryl.He is an angel until we leave.
on Dec 5th 2012
in Behavior & Training
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I assume you mean "broke out" instead of "broke up"? You should look into a different/stronger kennel, first off. If your dog tears up everything, you probably can't trust him to be out alone yet.
Wire kennels are very strong, but the doors are often easy to open. This can be solved with a simple clip or small carribeaner (the rock-climbing type of clip).
A travel-create is more expensive, but a quality one is much sturdier and harder to break out of.
Make sure you leave plenty of non-destructible or edible toys in his kennel, such as a kong, nylabone, etc, so your dog has something to do. You can also lock the kennel in a side room or bathroom to limit the damage if your dog gets out.
Remember that it is CRUEL to leave your dog locked up for more than 7 or 8 hours, MAX.
Leo answered on 12/5/12. Helpful? / 0
He is a puppy, with energy to burn, and he's trying to tell you he's bored and ready to play! Plain and simple. Puppies and dogs who get bored will amuse themselves any way you can. You said you left him with nothing? Well, there's the problem! Try adding several toys that will keep him occupied, a kong with treats inside (fresh or frozen), a rag toy, an old blanket with a familiar smell, all of these help minimize destructive chewing when left alone. And don't forget to switch them up a little from time to time! Dogs will get bored with the same toys eventually, unless it's just an absolute favorite they can't be without.
Also, maybe double locking the crate if you plan to be gone for more than a few hours is a good idea?
Kairi answered on 12/5/12. Helpful? / 0