My Son's Springer is destroying my house!

by Alicia
(Vermont)

My son has a English Springer about the same age as my pup. Approx 10 months. So he doesn't have to be crated every day he brings him to my house to play with my two dogs. One is 3 the other 10 months. We have a huge fenced in area and a dog door where they can go in and out as they want. I close the celler door when I leave so they can only be in the celler or outside. Which is finished off. He has been destroying our furniture. Of course as soon as he has a piece long enough to play tug of war with, my pup joins in. I give them plenty of toys and chewy bones. If I close the gate so they can't come in the house he barks non stop. Now that colder weather is coming I won't be able to shut the gate. My Springer and black lab never chew anything up or very rarely bark. I'm almost to the point of telling my son to keep his dog home. What can I do to stop this behavior. On weekends he gets all excited in the morning because he thinks he's coming to grammie's house. So we know he likes being here. If I visit them he thinks he's coming with me. I should mention he was breed more for hunting and my was bred more for showing. I say he is a dog who has ADHD times 10. He never stops moving. Help what do I do?


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Nov 21, 2011
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My Son's Springer is destroying my house! NEW
by: Anonymous

When my Springer Spaniel pup was in her chewing phase, I found that Bitter Apple really did help deter her. You can't spray it on everything, but it does help. But truly, exercise and attention, with loving, consistent training, is the key to any and all dog happiness. Good luck!

Nov 21, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Springer Spaniel pups = if the Energizer Bunny mated with a nuclear submarine, this is how much energy they have. They are sporting dogs, bred to run and spring through meadows and run and run and RUN. The majority of problems arise from too little exercise. And we humans can sound like inconsistent complainers. My spaniel as a pup was sure that her name was "No!"

Patient, consistent training, lots and lots of love, and more exercise than you can imagine will help you develop a well trained, loving Springer. But this takes time and consistent attention. And adult intervention in a steady, loving way.

Good luck!

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by: Lizzi Hill

I have 2 10 month old field springers, they need plenty of exercise, running in the fields, beach, being throw tennis balls etc. my 2 have destroyed a couple of things. They lead each other on. They are crated when im not around. My back garden has just been paved, as they destroyed the grass & flower beds! They get bored very easily! In fact the boyz need my attention right now!

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