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Q. My dog is chewing up the walls in my house, what can I do?
Hi Cindy,

I have to do something quick before my dog destroys my house. 7 yr. old mix. She spends most of the day outside. Inside at night and has run of the house(that may be the problem).

She has started chewing holes in the walls. I have had them patched but she continues to do it and sometimes in the same place but always in the same room. Any idea why and what can I do?

Frantic,
Amy

A. I’d use a dog crate. The dog is safe, your house is not destroyed. It’s very simple.

I can’t tell from an email WHY your dog is doing this, but it’s clear to me that you need to manage the dog’s environment. Your dog is showing anxiety and is expressing it the only way she knows how, you may want to read this on separation anxiety.

I would direct you to the search function in the upper left corner of the website for any additional questions you may have. If you type in your key words it will guide you to articles, Q & A’s and posts on our forum.

Cindy
  
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