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Hiya everyone,

I really hope some one can tell me what to do. I picked Diesel when he was just 3 weeks old couldnt collect him until he nearly 11 weeks because I was on holiday. From the first night of having him he chewed, but it was only when I was in bed, so we moved his bed to somewhere he couldnt chew which seemed to solve the problem. Apart from after about a week if I was to walk to the shop which is only a ten minutes walk he would chew. So to stop him chewing I put him in his bed which works.

But the problem is evern worse now if I leave Diesel in a room for evern a minute he chews. I cant take the Diesel everywere with me in the house it is not possible has I dont allow him upstairs. It is at the point if i go to the bathroom or to changed my sons nappy I will come in to find something chewed up.

I expected Diesel to chew I have grown up with boxers love them and trust, but I never expected him to be like this if I answer the door I can hear him chewing he has got loads of toys loves playing with them be it on his own or with you Diesel is never without a toy at anytime.

Please can someone help?
 

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First of all, welcome to the forum..Diesel sounds like a typical puppy...Do you crate him? That would be the first thing I would be doing...When you catch him chewing on something, what do you do? The best thing is to divert his attention to something that is acceptable, like a toy, bone, whatever...Someone else jump in here and refresh my memory as far as when they start teething, that could also be a factor....Have you tried using a product like Bitter Apple on things that are off limit?

Probably not a lot of help, but there are a few people on here that should be.. Sorry, haven't done the puppy thing in years and Buck didn't stay in the house at the age unattended, so never had that issue... :(

Wishing you luck & of course, we would love to see some pictures of the sweetie.....
 

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Crate...Crate....Crate.... I know people are going to get sick of me saying "crate", but that is the safest option for your dog and the house. Boxers are chewers. If you have to leave the house or can't take him somewhere in the house with you, put him in a crate.
I don't know how old Diesel is but it sounds like he is teething. Give him plenty to chew on. If he starts chewing on something he shouldn't, re-direct him. Take away whatever he is chewing and give him something he can chew on. ie: a bully stick, a chilly bone, which is great for teething. Take an old dish towel, wet it, then freeze it and give that to him to chew on a while. Just supervise him while he is chewing so he doesn't swallow it!  :p  Try a kong. Put some treats in it and fill the top up with peanut butter and freeze it. That will keep him busy for a while.
Hope this helps! Just try to keep him occupied and he should be fine.
Welcome to the forums! Keep us updated on your boy,. oh and we love pictures!  :D
 

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[quote="tootsie\";p=\"2770":2kz3sel4]Crate...Crate....Crate.... I know people are going to get sick of me saying "crate", but that is the safest option for your dog and the house. Boxers are chewers. If you have to leave the house or can't take him somewhere in the house with you, put him in a crate.
I don't know how old Diesel is but it sounds like he is teething. Give him plenty to chew on. If he starts chewing on something he shouldn't, re-direct him. Take away whatever he is chewing and give him something he can chew on. ie: a bully stick, a chilly bone, which is great for teething. Take an old dish towel, wet it, then freeze it and give that to him to chew on a while. Just supervise him while he is chewing so he doesn't swallow it!
 

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Welcome to the forum!
I agree with the others.  Crate!  There is also another spray besides bitter apple.  I forget the name of it.  It works for dogs and cats.  You just spray the area that you don't want the pup in/on and he'll leave it alone.
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I also agree with everyone else. A cage is definitely the way to go! We've used a cage with Daisy right from when she was a pup. When she was just over a year old we began leaving her loose in our lounge and kitchen. She was really good but then she began destroying the cushions on our sofa so now we have to revert to using her cage when she is left for short periods. At least if Diesel was in a cage, which after a while he would see as his own little safe den, you would be safe in the knowledge that he couldn't do any damage to anything.
Good luck!

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I agree with the crating idea and the spray for specific things when you are in the house and get up to go to the bathroom- in fact, if you catch him chewing on something when you come back from the bathroom, spray him in the nose.  That is what I did to get my puppy to not puppy chew my child.  It only took a few times and did not hurt him.  

I have only recently begun to leave Cactus out at night and that is because I know he will be sleeping.  (He is five months old).  I did try to leave him out once while I was gone during the day and I had chewed up paper towels alllllllllll over the place.  Never again.

Wlecome to the forum! And yes, we LOVE pictures!
~Anne
 
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