If your Border Collie has developed the habit of destructive chewing, he can become an expensive pet to keep. You will have to say goodbye to all your nice shoes, clothes and furniture unless you do something to deal with your Collie’s behavior problem.
Your tablet, phone and remote control are just the perfect size for your Collie to transform them into chew toys. Until you deal with your dog’s destructive behavior, make sure that all your valuables are out of reach. This is for your own good and your Collie’s safety.
How to Stop Destructive Chewing
Just like every other dog behavior issues, there are different causes and reasons for your Border Collie’s destructive chewing. The first step of dealing with the problem is to understand why your Collie is chewing the things he is not supposed to. Once you figure out what is causing the problem, look for a solution.
The following are some of the reasons why your Border Collie may have developed the destructive chewing habit.
i) Border Collie chews out of boredom
If your Border Collie only chews things when he is left alone at home, he is probably doing it out of boredom. Your Collie probably feels lonely while you’re away and the best way he can keep himself busy is by chewing your shoes, clothes or furniture.
Every dog owner can tell when their dog is aware when they do something wrong. This is because they become guilty. If you find your dog curled up under the table with a piece of the chewed up shoe and his tail is between his legs, he knows that he did something wrong and is feeling guilty about it. However, if your Collie comes to greet you and is acting as if nothing happened, he …