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How to Make a Little Dog Stop Eating Underwear


Dogs big and small love to chew. It's in their nature. Fortunately, keeping your undies away from a little dog is easier than keeping them from bigger pooches.

Step 1

Take away any underwear you catch him munching on and give him a stern "No" command. Replace the underwear with another chew toy, and when he uses it, praise him.

Step 2

Keep your underwear out of reach. The best offense here is a good defense, and since you're dealing with a little dog, it isn't hard to put things where he can't get them. Keep dirty underwear off the floor and in a hamper, or use a baby gate to keep your pint-sized pooch out of any room where dirty undies live.

Step 3

Give your dog chew toys of varying textures. For example, give him something hard to exercise and clean his teeth and gums. And give him a soft toy that is gentler on his mouth and mimics the feel of clothing. Don't indulge him by giving him old and tattered underwear, though. This represents a choking hazard and sends him a message quite the opposite from what you want.

Step 4

Exercise and play with your dog. If he's a compulsive chewer, he probably has pent-up energy that he needs to burn off. Take him for a walk or play with him, but remember -- he's just a little guy. While he needs regular exercise and stimulation, you can't quite put him through the wringer like bigger, more muscular dogs.

  • Don't scold your dog after the fact if he gets hold of your underwear. He only understands discipline if you administer it while he's actually misbehaving.

  • Give your pet chew toys sized specifically for small dogs. Giving your dog a toy that is too big for his mouth only makes him lose interest in it.

Items You Will Need

  • Size-appropriate chew toys (hard and soft)
  • Baby gate
  • Hamper

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Tips

  • Give your pet chew toys sized specifically for small dogs. Giving your dog a toy that is too big for his mouth only makes him lose interest in it.

Warnings

  • Don't scold your dog after the fact if he gets hold of your underwear. He only understands discipline if you administer it while he's actually misbehaving.


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