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So, Rocky has chewed his second remote this morning.  This is the second one in 3 days.  The first one was the bedroom remote while I was in the shower and this morning I was on the computer and he got the living room remote.  I thought he was on the couch sleeping.  I have dish and it's those remotes.  I'm so angry at him.  I called the bf to tell him and he was like "why weren't you watching him?".  I got ticked off at him and hung up on him.  Any advice?  I'm going to buy him a kong today (we have the dental one now) to see if that will help and maybe some good chew bones.  Also, does any one know how much it costs to replace those remotes?
 

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Anytime we leave the room for a second, and if we don't put the remote on the counter, Tyson will have it in his mouth under the dining room table.  It's something we have to watch.  He has never totally destroyed one, but he does get it sometimes.  It's kinda a habit for me now to set the remote on the counter everytime I leave the room.
 

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I have learned to baby proof my house as if i have a toddler running around..Elyse will find anything she can..always nose down sniffing for trouble..I put my remotes in a drawer by the chair because she tried to get one the other day..I would call the dish company you use and tell them your remote is not working and see if they can send a replacement out.
 

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I think you're doing the right thing.  Make sure he has other options to chew.  It took us a while to figure out what worked for Cassius, every dog is different.  Nylabones are OK but not his favorite, he never chews on the Kong stuff, the soft rubber toys became soft rubber pieces, but the best so far have been marrow bones.  You can usually get them at a butcher or we sometimes cheat and get them at the pet store, there they've been cleaned and then stuffed with some treat for the dog.  I restuff with PB sometimes, a little smear   around the inside and he's licking and chewing away.
 

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Good idea.  I kinda of understood him getting the bedroom remote bc they were on the floor.  My bad!  But the other one was on the end table.  I guess once I get them replaced I'll have to put them up on the tv stand where he can't get!
 

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We are also trying to teach Tyson that he can't take things off the coffee table...not working so much yet, but I see potential!
 

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Sometimes I leave stuff purposely out and don't go far, kinda daring him to bite at so I can correct him.  I've been doing this since he was a young pup. Seems to really work because he rarely chews on anything except his toys.

But with that being said, one of the last things I do when leaving the house is remotes and cell phones out of reach....
 

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Tango chewed our bedroom one just a couple of days ago!  We have learned too ... the bigger he gets, the higher you have to put things ... out of reach, out of sight ... out of mind!

With my Rottweiler, I owned stock in t.v. remote controls ... and eye glasses.   8O
 

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Ours haven't went for the remote, Sadie will chew the handle to my recliner if I don't watch it.  Usually she'll lay beside me and chew on her bone, but lately she'll start to chew on the handle.  Given your pups age, I wouldn't doubt if teething is an issue.
 

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I just invested in a bone (lamb & somehting) and a kong.  I put pb in kong and he doesn't want nothing to do with it.  Now the bone is another story, he freakin loves it.
 

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You may also want to get some of the rubber toys, like Cuz & Ruffians, mine love those and they are pretty indestructible and good for chewing...I had the foresight to have the repair plan put on my Directtv, thank goodness, I did, Marq did something to both of the remotes and they were replaced for free...He's forever leaving the bedroom remote on the bed and sometimes on the floor, so have to keep on him about that cos I have no doubt Mr Flick would enjoy that :lol:
 

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I can't begin to explain how things Isis chewed on me.  Remotes, my rug, my wall, shoes, boxes, mail, phones, cell phones, belts, picture frames....the list goes on.  Bottom line, I had a St. Bernard for 12 years who never chewed anything but his toys.  Even when he was 3 months, he rarely chewed anything.  I thought I was going to get lucky again when I got Isis, and I was wrong!  I felt so bad to crate her and gave her run of the house during the day.  Big mistake and lesson learned!!!

She's out of the chewing up stuff phase, but still in the steeling phase.  If I leave anything lying around and baby girl takes an interest to it, it's gone within seconds and found under my bed later on.

Is this just a boxer thing?
 

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I'm lucky in that Autumn doesn't chew.  She doesn't chew her toys, she doesn't chew stuff, she just straight up doesn't chew.  I think she gets all of her chewing out at meal times, she has to work down the bones in her meat, and that's enough chewing for her.

She does love sock balls also, but not to chew...just to play with!  She has one that's hers (two mis-matched socks), but she knows that the rest of them aren't hers and she has no right to be putting her mouth on them, no matter how much fun they look!

Tessa was also always really good about caring for her toys, she had this rubber squeaky submarine (like, the sandwich) that she just ADORED!  She would carry it around everywhere with her, sit there and squeak it insesantly while you were trying to watch TV...she had this sub for years.  Then, one christmas, she got really revved up in the chewing mood after opening all her presents (a favourite past-time of hers) and "accidently" chewed her sub to pieces.  You should have seen the look on her face when she realized what she had done!!!  She was heartbroken.  She gathered up all the pieces and carried them around for a couple weeks until we just threw them out hahaha
 

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We learned our lesson the hard way too when we left Phoenix unattended (we don't crate her). She has chewed bank cards, pens, a DVD remote, an XBox controller (BF wasn't too happy about that), DVD case and numerous pairs of my shoes. She hasn't seem interested in chewing things in the last little while but we don't chance it. When we leave we put up all remotes and put away shoes just to be sure.
 
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