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Old 04-07-2010, 03:31 AM   #1
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My 9 and a half month old puppy's area has recently been repainted, now it's dry, we've put her back. However, she keeps chewing the paint off. I try to catch her at it to tell her off but she only does it when I am not near. I am worried not only that this habit is ruining the house but also what the paint is doing to her as she is only a small dog.

Any tips on how to stop this would be great.

I have used the chew deterrant however she still does it.

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Old 04-07-2010, 06:16 AM   #2
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Hi Lizzie Hey it's pretty normal but not good when you have to keep repainting LOL You mentioned you have tried 'the' chew deterrent there are various ones on the market ( just been checking which one I have got but it must be empty) it does work and I haven't had to buy another can as yet as she seems to have stopped! It's also useful or her bedding and door frames etc What i am saying is don't give up just because one doesn't work! In your puppy's area have you got plenty of toys etc to keep her buzy? Good luck and keep us posted her progress! ATB
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I would probably crate her for a while when she isnt supervised, as she grows older and can't repeat the habit it usually goes away. ALSO deworm her, my rottie chewed on odd stuff and she had worms!

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Thanks for the ideas, she has got plenty of toys yes. Today I sat in the kitchen more or less all day and when I caught her doing it I shook a bottle filled with stones, I thought it worked but then I realised she outsmarted me once again and was chewing silently!
I will try some more deterrants, hopefully that will work!

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When did she start doing this?The thing is though you aint going to be there 100% of the time, so i would ditch the water bottle You need to get some different spray and spray where she has been chewing. Some sprays you can even spray on the tounge she won't like the taste and will get the same taste off the wall(s) so will associate this and won't continue to do it! You could even ask your vet for ideas! Good luck, ATB
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Id be careful with sudden noise scares, this can make her noise sensitive and fearful. This means that a sudden noise outdoors can scare her or deterent her from something that she should be doing. Like pooping or weeing.
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Hey its common thing done by all puppies.how about you put your puppy in a dog crate.so that it cant do such things and it has his own room.

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Sorry but there are other ways to deter this puppy than just crating it cause it's chewing some paint! Don't get me wrong I am not totaly against crates but for this problem I would try other known deterents first! I would also again ask your vet for suggestions too
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How annoying! And you're right it can't be healthy!

There may be something in the paint that tastes good to her. Little kids will peel off paint chips and eat them too. This is why there is such a problem with lead paint poisoning in older homes. I'd try spraying something on the walls that doggies really don't like, like air freshener, perfume, lysol and see if that ruins the taste for her.

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