Table of contents
- “Help, my dog is destroying everything!”
- First aid measures
- Can I make my home more “dog-proof”?
- Research the causes
- When does my dog act destructively?
- Destruction due to boredom and lack of exercise
- Ensure mental and physical stimulation
- Dog sports for bored dogs
- What else can you do
- Destruction due to stress and separation anxiety
- Get professional help
- Further causes of destructive rage
- Testing boundaries in puberty
- Stay consistent
- What if no causes apply?
- Be honest
“Help, my dog is destroying everything!”
Shoes, cables, phones, felt-tip pens, sofas, carpets or waste bins – nothing seems to be safe from the destructiveness of some dogs. Within a very short space of time, wild dogs can turn a home and all its furnishings upside down. But why do some dogs have destructive tendencies and how can they move away from this behaviour?