Splendid Splinter wrote:Derwood wrote:The puppy is in a very bad habit of seeking negative attention right now. It's common for dogs who are kenneled/caged all day, and it's hard to deal with. She will bark, bite, and generally act like an a-hole if it gets her attention. The recommendation is to ignore them when they do this, but when the negative behavior involved trying to tear apart your furniture, it's impossible to just walk away.
Recommendation by who? I've never heard this from any of my vet friends. If anything, it gets worse because you're not addressing it right away and giving the puppy attention/discipline that it needs.
EDIT: Forgot your puppy is Boston Terrier mix. Like I said before on here, they're known to chew anything. You got to be pretty consistent on discipline whenever they're chewing on something they shouldn't be. Put her back in the crate for like 10 minutes every time she does it and ignore her while she's in the crate. She'll learn that it's bad to chew/bite. If you decide to not do that one time, then she think its ok to do that.
I hear you, but here's the problem: if she goes to the couch, for example, and starts trying to chew on it, if I make even the slightest move towards her (to put her in her crate) she bolts and starts running around. If you try to catch her, it becomes a game of "keep away" for her.
I've never had a dog that chews this much. I just bought her a harness for going on walks, and after putting it on her, she proceeded to chew the straps in half in less than ten minutes. It's miserable. I know we should have started training her earlier to curtail this habit, but we've had no experience with it at all, as none of our other dogs did this (they weren't even interested in chew toys).
I did take her on a nearly 2 mile walk tonight, so hopefully she sleeps more soundly than she has recently