Posted: 06/01/2017 at 09:00
We adopted a one year old terrier nearly 9 years ago - Wheaten look alike so medium size - and she has never eaten furniture or chewed rugs. When we went to dressage classes she wanted cuddles, not doggy treats. She likes to bring me a shoe or slipper when we get home but doesn't eat them.
A few years later we adopted a Labrador, about 3yrs old and never been outside - and he chewed the bottom of the sofa covers, my best pair of shoes, the lid and rim of the kitchen bin and most of the contents and he wasn't house-trained. Bit of a shock. It took him two puddles in the hall to learn to pee and poo outside and never an accident since. The kitchen bin was moved out to the garage and we bought him chew toys and took him to training and made sure he wasn't bored or lonely. He's a nervous dog and we learned later that he had eaten a whole wooden sofa in his first home.
We can now leave them together all day and no problems. Just wish he would learn not to bounce and bark at people. He's still nervous and, after 5 weeks, is still frightened of kittens who move too fast but it's getting better.
Last edited: 06 January 2017 09:02:22