Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > General Forum for cats and dogs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 15th, 2003, 02:34 PM
erinburyk's Avatar
erinburyk erinburyk is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 31
Angry How can I stop my dog from eating our socks?

Our Golden Retriever has a habit of seeking out our socks and chewing them up. I scold her whenever I catch her doing it, but she just can't seem to break the habit. They are irresisitible to her! She'll even go and get the same sock I took away from her 5 seconds before. I think it's an addiction!

We tried getting laundry hampers that were taller so she wouldn't be able to get into them, but she just pulls them over, steals some socks and makes a run for it. Sometimes she brings them to us to show us what she's got, and other times she hides with them and chews them to pieces. I'm getting tired of scolding her with no results. Any suggestions?
__________________
Best regards,
Erin
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old August 15th, 2003, 04:30 PM
Bueller's Mommy Bueller's Mommy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ontario
Posts: 28
I have the same problem with my beagle. The only way to prevent it is to keep the bedroom and laundry room doors closed. Same goes for the bathroom door - he loves to eat kleenex and toilet paper too!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 15th, 2003, 05:17 PM
erinburyk's Avatar
erinburyk erinburyk is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 31
Unfortunately we don't have a laundry room door. Our laundry is in our unfinished basement, where we spend a lot of time with her. Sigh.
__________________
Best regards,
Erin
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old August 18th, 2003, 11:21 AM
herman herman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 57
Hi There,

I would try to get her a toy that she might like which is similar to a sock...maybe a rope. Play with her with the rope...and maybe that will refocus her.

But definitely change places for the laundry hamper...maybe put it in a bathroom or any room and keep the door locked.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old August 18th, 2003, 01:39 PM
Bueller's Mommy Bueller's Mommy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ontario
Posts: 28
We use baby gates where we have no door. I don't know if that would be practical for a large dog since she may be able to jump over it, but maybe it could work for you if you placed the gate high enough, but not so high that she could squeeze underneath it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 AM.