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Dogs, in particular puppies and young dogs, have a lot of energy, and if they don’t get the chance to burn it off, the outcome is often destructive behavior.
As a volunteer for the NHSPCA, these destructive behaviors are reasons why many dogs are turned in, but with a little more exercise, this result can be avoided.
We have two high-energy dogs at home (Lucy, a Weimaraner and Aspen, a Shepherd mix) and they get about 60 minutes of hard cardio a day. Other than destructive behaviors, unfit and overweight dogs are also at a risk for heart disease and diabetes, just like humans. Encouraging good behavior and discouraging bad behavior with kind, positive reinforcement is the key to having a well-behaved dog.
Types of MisbehaviorDestructive behavior, such as digging, chewing and ripping up bedding are common solo misdemeanors.


Many puppies go through a second, even more destructive phase of chewing between 8 and 12 months. A dog left alone for long periods in the day quickly becomes bored and will turn to destructive activities.
But if Lucky is exhibiting destructive behavior, you can prevent this behavior quite easily. Many owners accept it as the price of having a cute pet of their own, but when the dog is older, the cuteness tends to wear thin, particularly if the damage is more than the occasional chewed-up shoe. Hunting and retrieving dogs are notorious for this as they have an instinctive urge to use their mouths.
Howling and barking are common bad behaviors that dogs perform when you’re gone, too.


Give your dog plenty of novel items to chew, such as cardboard boxes and old newspapers, as well as strong rubber chews.
Avoid giving it old slippers, as this may convey the wrong message about what it is allowed to chew. To encourage appropriate chewing in a destructive dog, engage him in play with the chew toys on a daily basis and give him lots of fuss when he shows an interest in the toys.
But it's destructive and could lead to them eating things that they shouldn't -- like socks that could block their intestines.



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