Boxer Breed Dog Forums banner

Destructive behaviour

1523 Views 22 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  chip18
Hi, first post here but Iv been lurking a good while.
im now on my third boxer and I adore the breed. However I’m having trouble with my puppy Chester he’s 19 months old and whenever we leave him In the house (never more than 3 hours) he gets destructive with mainly his beds and then the sofa. His little brother rocky doesn’t bother at all. Just recently it’s got worse to the point I’m having to go get a crate for him tomorrow, he’s eaten part of a door today while we were out for a hour.
They all get 3 walks a day, 2 short 15 min walks morning and lunch then a long walk in the evening of around 45 mins, and I have a large garden they stretch their legs in so he gets loads of exercise.
Surely he’s not teething at this age? Whenever we go out he gets a kong and he’s got loads of chew toys.
he’s also left with his brother rocky so he’s not lonely or bored. Any ideas? Desperate for help. Heres a pic of them together
Dog Comfort Dog breed Carnivore Fawn

Brown Furniture Comfort Black Wood
See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 1 of 23 Posts
Socializing your dog is an essential part of their development and well-being. As a responsible pet owner, you should take the time to expose your furry friend to new experiences, people, and animals. This can help them develop the skills they need to be confident and well-adjusted in a variety of social situations.

To socialize your dog, start early. Puppies are at their most receptive age for socialization between 3 to 14 weeks old. During this time, you should expose them to as many new experiences as possible. Take your puppy on walks, to dog parks, and to other social events where they can meet new people and other dogs.

When introducing your dog to new people and animals, be sure to watch their body language. If they seem uncomfortable or anxious, slow down and give them time to adjust. Use positive reinforcement to reward your dog for good behavior, and practice socialization frequently to reinforce these skills.

By taking the time to socialize your dog, you can help them become a happy, well-behaved companion that enjoys interacting with others. Remember, socialization is an ongoing process, and it's never too late to start.

For more information , you can check out this article on RegularPetCare "How to Socialize Your Dog?"
See less See more
1 - 1 of 23 Posts