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  1. Jessica Sala-Bonin
    November 26, 2013

    Totally about finding toys that are durable that can’t be destroyed within 5 minutes….hard with 2 pitties that love to chew!

  2. bob
    February 5, 2014

    We watch a friends dog and she only chews toys up when she’s around our dog, when she’s by herself she never does but I don’t know if she’s doing this as just a selfish act or doesn’t like to share.

    • Kevin Myers
      February 5, 2014

      Bob,

      I think selfish would be the wrong way to describe it. It could be a nervous reaction resulting in anxiety where the destruction brings some stress relief; or, a resource guarding behavior among many other things. Getting the dogs interested in toys that are a bit sturdier could be of help. Also teaching the dog to release the toy on command could be another. This video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO2cxHgIzX0, by Victoria Stilwell, might be just the ticket to get things back on an even keel.

      Good Luck.

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