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Old 06-07-2021, 12:24 PM   #1
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My dog has started chewing our post on our front porch, i havenít got to catch her doing it as she only does it when I leave for several days. My wife says she mopes around for days and doesnít eat either. Any tricks or fixes?
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Old 06-07-2021, 12:27 PM   #2
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Never have had a post problem, but we have had trash can lids and water hose chewing issues. I've tied a trashcan lid to the dog's collar overnight and tied a water hose to it overnight as well, on separate occasions of course. After having to drag both around for several hours the dog seemed to lose interest in chewing them.
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Old 06-07-2021, 12:35 PM   #3
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Put cayenne on whatever she is chewing. Sounds like she is bored while you are gone for a few days. My dogs love chewing on antlers, They make toys that you can put dog food into that slowly comes out as they play with it.
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Old 06-07-2021, 12:39 PM   #4
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I understand the OP's situation, as my German Shepard is 1 1/2 and good golly miss molly he chews up everything, the wood post on his dog has the wood trim on the dog house, when he had the whole acre to run , he chewed up my cord to the gate opener, i will follow this an perhaps get some ideas as well
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Old 06-07-2021, 01:16 PM   #5
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My dog has started chewing our post on our front porch, i havenít got to catch her doing it as she only does it when I leave for several days. My wife says she mopes around for days and doesnít eat either. Any tricks or fixes?
Tobasco problem over.
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Old 06-07-2021, 01:26 PM   #6
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Tobasco problem over.
My shepard was chewing the posts on my patio cover. I poured a whole bottle of Tobasco on each post. The durn dog licked every bit of it off. He loved it! I finally threw a piece of 2x4 out in the yard for him to chew on and that held him until he got out of the chewing stage.
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Old 06-07-2021, 01:29 PM   #7
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Had this problem indoors with plants, mud room bench, even chew marks on a flat wall. Citronella oil would be a good solution for you on an outdoor post. It worked on our indoor plants but killed one plant lol. Ultimately I had to catch her in the act and lit her up with the e collar. That along with leaving plenty of sheds and bones around for her has pretty much stopped the unwanted chewing.

She has big time separation anxiety when I leave according to my wife. I've found that I need to take her to the dog park or just have extended fetch sessions to totally exhaust her before I go anywhere. When I do that, she's a model citizen.

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Old 06-07-2021, 01:34 PM   #8
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Sounds like anxiety separation.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 06-07-2021, 01:39 PM   #9
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Exercise and interaction with you or your wife will help. It is just energy, boredom and anxiety. Exercise her in the morning for 15-30 mins and then again in the evening if you have time. Treadmills work wonders too! They learn how to run on them easy. The e collar, pepper and punishment will work or not but not nearly as effective as a tired pooch.
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Old 06-07-2021, 01:43 PM   #10
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The only way to keep a dog from chewing on something you don't want him to chew on is to not allow the dog to have access to whatever you don't want him to chew on.
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Old 06-07-2021, 02:07 PM   #11
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Have you tried humping him till he pees? I'm surprised no one's already mentioned that.
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Old 06-07-2021, 02:45 PM   #12
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Old 06-07-2021, 02:46 PM   #13
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i see people have tried hot stuff above. My dog decided he liked to pull the irrigation valve box covers off and chew them... and pull the wires out. I poured habanero sauce all over one, which he promptly licked up then came over and licked the bottle wanting more. I couldn't believe it.
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Old 06-07-2021, 02:59 PM   #14
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Healthy supply of chews
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Old 06-07-2021, 03:03 PM   #15
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Hump it till it pees.


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Old 06-07-2021, 03:16 PM   #16
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Wrap the post in chicken wire or utility wire. Make it so you can take it down easily when you return from your trip and are home.

Also, you need to address the separation anxiety. There are lots of resources to look up to train her.
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Old 06-07-2021, 05:39 PM   #17
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Worked for my K9 and a co-workers K9. She was chewing her Igloo dog house and large rubber water bowl. Reapply after a heavy rain. Only took a few applications. Make sure they have acceptable chew toys at the same time.

And don't lick your fingers after applying if it leaks on them. Just trust me on this. :-)
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