My 1 year old springer spaniel is chewing everything
My springer spaniel is 1 year old and this habit just started on her birthday.
We recently moved to an apartment where she has to be kennelled during the day. She is used to being able to run all day and having our other dog around her to entertain her.
We we not able to bring our other dog though because he has pit bull in him and he's not allowed at the apt.
The first day she was there alone she some how got out of her kennel and dug so much at the door that she tore the carpet up off the ground. Then she pooped like 6 times throughout the room.
We moved her from that room and put her in the living room the next day. She has been doing fine since then during the day that is except for some whining but we have been leaving the tv on and got her a big bone to try and occupy her and that's been better.
Well when I get home from work we take her outside to potty and go for a pretty long walk and let her off the leash to run a little by the apts.
At night so she doesn't have to be in the kennel 24/7 we have been leaving her out. She did fine until we bought her chew toys. Since then she has eaten 5 pairs of clean underwear, my favorite flip flop, 2 bottles of muscle milk, a check book, sunglasses,
her collar, she got on the kitchen table and spread everything out across the apt, a bra, the list goes on and on.
When I come out of the bedroom in the morning she automatically goes to her kennel telling on herself.
She is honestly the best dog anyone could ask for but she is just getting bored I think at night. She has never chewed up anything since we've had her, we got her when she was 5 weeks old. She is a very very sensitive dog, biggest lover you'll ever be around. She is a good girl but we don't know how to get her to stop doing this at night. It's only the second time she's done it but we can't have her acting like this. Any advice would be wonderful. ThanksFrom Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com
She is bored and frustrated, she is used to having company in the form of your other dog and now she is left alone all day. She needs more exercise and if you can work witha dog walker who will take her out every day so she can socialised with other dogs.
She is a pack animal and she cannot show and be that on her own all day, and she is missing this because her buddy is no longer with her. You have to try and give her some alernative during the day to stimulate her and give the company she needs. Good luck
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