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Does your dog eat your shoes?


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

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When my now twelve year old dog was a puppy and I caught him chewing on shoes, I would take the shoe away from him and hit him over the head with it.

That cured him pretty quick.

I do training corrections with my pup on my current shoe far so good but i may bark more later with not so good news!

Ok, my dog loves luxury. He eats all the gucci and vuitton that walks through that door. Sometimes I think he is the biggest assine jackass. But alas, it's a puppy world and what he does is the our house. If he eats the buttery dolce gabbana leather shoes... we call it dinner. Let's just say I don't want to wear those fendi sunglasses to hide my black eye. so I keep my mouth shut and my paws clean.
Oh yeah!


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