we have a 10 month old chinese pug, we have 3 other dogs as well and our chinese pug destroys the house when we are not home..she has chewed up my two couches in the lounge...destroyed all the pillows...even though we reprimand her every time and punish her it seems to do no good. When we put her outside she does the same to the garden and destroys all the plants...please help iam desperate.
Reprimanding her when you return home will not help. They have a short memory and by the time you find it, she has no idea what your mad about. She must be corrected while in the act. First thing to f do is to use a crate. Crate training is a wonderful tool. it gives the dog a safe place to be when she cant be supervised, protects her from getting into electrical cords, etc and saves your house from destruction. Crates are to be used in a positive manner though, not as a place for punishment.
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