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Does your dog eat your shoes?

December 11, 2007 |  5:00 pm


This little French bulldog puppy--named Mighty Louis--shows amazing restraint, as a pair of Christian Louboutins try to seduce him.

Here's a tip from for preventing your pup from feasting on your footwear:
You, as the owner, must accept responsibility to teach the dog what to chew on.  But remember that it's easier (and more pleasant) to reward your dog frequently, rather than punish him frequently!   This means removing valuable or important items from his reach.  Either put those things away or keep the dog confined when you are not watching him.   Deterrents like Grannick's Bitter Apple Taste Deterrent or Tabasco sauce can be helpful in reducing destructive chewing, but they aren't a cure for destructive chewing and shouldn't replace good supervision.

Got a tip for keeping Fido from chewing on a stiletto? Bark below.

photo credit: Tim Palen