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2/21/2009 10:26:43 PM
Posts: 2
I have a 2 1/2 year old Beagle/ corgi mix is chewing up my underwear and then pees on them. At first she would hide that she did it, and now does it when we're home. Tonite she did while I was in the shower and my boyfriend was on the couch taking a nap. We shut all the doors, have all my clothes put in drawers or hamper (which is in the closet with the door shut at all times) She won't chew up his clothes. She doesn't sleep with us, she sleeps in her kennel. We take her out regularly. She's potty trained, and knows how to tell us when she has to outside. She has plenty of chew toys out. How can I get her to stop and why does she do this?? Mostly why she pees on them AFTER she chews them up. Also it's new and old underwear. Clean or not clean underwear.
2/22/2009 5:38:54 AM
Posts: 1904
easiest soloution is to put the underwear where she cannot reach it. As with most dogs, never leave anything you value within chewing distance.

Regardless of whether they are washed or not, they smell strongly of the owners...well...urine! And dogs mark with urine. Its not an uncommon problem. Peeing is simply marking that "spot" (the undies) with her own scent.

Two of my dogs LOVE my husband's shoes, just his. And i have told him time and time again to NOT leave them on the floor in the living room. He lost 2 pair that way, but they were old so he really did not care much, but when they chewed up one of his 200$ italian leather shoes....he started to put his shoes away. He got lax about it recently and left his very expensive hiking boots on the sofa. Lets just say he will not be hiking in them anymore. He thought putting them up on the sofa ....was enough.

He lost a pair of glasses, a cell phone, electronic keys,...and numerous other items by leaveing them within the dogs reach. After the first couple incidents, i basically learned....put it away.

Same goes with your undies. Put them in the laundry hamper, close the door, don't leave anything accessible when you are in the in close all doors etc.

Serena Galloway
IGCA rescue Colorado

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