Train your dog to play with his toys in a pleasant way and not destroy them
A dog that destroys his toys.
Do you have a toy destroyer dog? Are you spending a lot of money buying expensive dog toys and watch him turn them into small parts in just minutes? Well, let me tell you, you might think this is a very expensive canine hobby, not to mention that it will harm your dog because it can consume the little destroyed pieces of plastic, wood, or any material from the toy. It also makes your dog have fewer toys to play with, so he will start to chew on bigger things like your home furnishings. In this article I will try to help you solve that problem, so that your dog can still enjoy his toys in a safer way.
The strategy to avoid this aggressive behavior.
The strategy that I am going to explain to you is excellent for that type of dog called “happy, good luck”, these types of dogs enjoy destroying things all the time. In case you have another type of dog: stressed and sensitive and toy protectors, this technique will not work. So the first thing you need to understand is about the right toys to get for your strong chewing dog. Buying the right toys for this type of animal will be safer for him and less expensive for your pocket. The key here is to get bigger toys than you use to buy from him.
Teach him the correct way to play with his toys.
So you get nice toys for your dog, now is the time to teach him to have fun with them without destroying them. Sometimes the strongest toys on the market are not a challenge for strong chewing dogs. So for starters, ask him to do a trick that he knows or just feels like. In case he complies, just give him the toy and stay there with him. If he plays with the toy normally, give him a treat as a reward. When I say play normally I mean to put the toy in the mouth or move it in a pleasant way. But if he starts destroying the toy, just say hey! or hey! to make it stop. When he starts to play well with the toy again, reward him again and stay with him until he stops playing with the toy. After that, hide the toy so you can’t find it and start the routine at the next training session. Do this in front of the TV for best results.
What is that he does not pay attention to you when he plays with the toy.
In case it doesn’t stop the destructive behavior when you say hey! or hey! You can try clapping your hands to change their focus on you. The most important thing here is not to punish your dog, but to stop the aggressive behavior. Do not do this in case your dog looks very tense when chewing, this means that your pet has protection problems with the ropes. In case the clapping doesn’t work, spray it quickly with a spray bottle containing water.
What to do when the toy is new.
Don’t leave your dog alone when you get him a new toy. You need to make sure you understand that a new toy is not something you can destroy. You may experience that you could learn your lesson for old toys, but not for new ones, so apply the technique to new toys as well until you notice that you play well with new ones as well. After noticing progress, start leaving him with only the strongest toys for short periods of time. What will happen is that it will keep you busy and prevent you from getting anxious. After a while, you will notice that your dog will start to play well with these strong toys, so you can start giving him other types of toys that he might enjoy playing with. Remember to apply the technique every time you bring him a new one regardless of whether it is strong or normal.