Destructive Chewing

It is natural for a dog to explore the world through their mouths. However, it is important for a dog to learn what is okay and not okay to chew on. Destructive chewing often develops when dogs choose items belonging to the owner, including shoes, clothes, furniture, landscape and sometimes even toxic chemicals! In many cases destructive chewing is the result of boredom, play or social isolation. Puppies without an adequate outlet for their natural chewing and teething needs may become destructive chewers.

Dogs that are left alone for long stretches and those without enough toys, chews, and playmates may also develop this troublesome behavior. More active dogs are also prone to destructive chewing. It is important to teach your dog what is and is not okay to chew, with consistency and patience.

Good Owner Tip: Provide your dog with enough of their own “toys” so that they do not feel the need to direct this natural tendency toward your beloved possessions.

Destructive chewing can be a challenge for some owners to remedy by themselves. At Absolute K-9 we understand that day to day life can be so busy and that there may not be time for training. We’ve heard the stories of a dog owner’s keys hitting the front door lock and they think “now what did he chew up today??
If you’re tired of having shoes, drapes, couches, speaker wires (yup!) or other parts of your home chomped on while you away, contact Absolute K-9 by email or phone and tell us about your dogs chewing story.

“Investing in professional canine training is the single most responsible thing you can do for your dog and your family.” -Mike Stone, Absolute K9

As Seen and Heard on…

  • KFMB Channel 8
  • Channel 10
  • Fox 6
  • Animal Planet
  • Star 100.7
  • Rick Roberts KFMB
  • KCBQ
  • San Diego Magazine
  • Ranch and Coast Magazine
  • Trainers for show Fear Factor on NBC

0% Financing Available

Just because you want your dog to be well behaved doesn’t mean it needs to break the bank. Absolute K-9 and Snug Pet Resort are the only dog training facility in San Diego to offer 0% financing for dog training. Taking advantage of our financing offer means that after the expense of purchasing a puppy or adopting a dog, you can immediately enroll them in training courses.

“Such a Good Boy!”

Want to hear what our satisfied clients have to say about us? From LaDainian Tomlinson to the local Thompson family, we’ve made owners, families and their MVPs (Most Valuable Pets) very happy and healthy.

Click here to read our testimonials

There are not bad dogs…just dogs that have yet to be trained

We believe that in an ideal situation, it is much better to be proactive in your dog training by teaching the right behaviors before bad behaviors begin.

Please click here for more information