October 3, 2015 7:57am CST
Daisy (my 3 month old dachshund puppy) is evidently having a bad day. Most days she will play quietly by herself while I am on the computer. Not today. She played with Bella (7 yr old dachshund) for a while until Bella got tired and climbed under her blanket to sleep. I guess Daisy was bored as she has tried to chew on wood on the wall three times, tried to chew on the dishwasher, tried to chew on the cabinet, climbed on the bottom shelf (three times) of a shelf unit and knocked stuff over, tried to chew on the dining room chair which is metal, tried to chew the fridge and finally climbed under the recliner/rocker five times to chew whatever is under the chair. Each time I scolded her and gave her a toy to play with. Normally this will work but not today. She just went on to the next thing to chew. I'm sure she is teething. So, she is in time out right now. We have a playpen type thing that my brother built that we can put her in when needed. It is huge and she has her bed, toys and pee pads there if needed. I keep her OUT of the playpen 99% of the time as she is usually good and I can't stand to see her sweet little face looking at me so sadly. But there are times like today when she goes and has to have a little time out for about 30 minutes. By then she is usually calm and will climb in my lap to take a nap. I don't which I would rather have. A baby who cries all the time while teething or a puppy who tries to chew everything in the house.
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• Alicante, Spain
3 Oct 15
That playpen that your brother made sounds ideal. I wish we had one when our Bosun was three months old, in fact I could still do with one right now as he is still biting and chewing on things if you don't watch him closely. The trouble is they are so cute especially when they are small dogs like ours. My kids were a lot less trouble than the pups I've had lol...
• Alicante, Spain
8 Oct 15
@simone10 Our Bosun will be a year old in November and he still chews anything he can get his mouth on. So it doesn't happen that soon lol... Still in November when he is a year old he will be fixed and they say that quietens them down a lot. At the moment he still has more energy that a barrel of monkeys
• United States
4 Oct 15
My kitten is chewing and biting a lot too, also teething I think. He really likes to chew boxes, so I try to leave any I'm going to recycle out for a day or two for him to chew on. Do you have toys that are hard for her to chew on, like a Nylabone? That might help prevent her chewing on the chair legs.
• Louisville, Kentucky
8 Oct 15
I do feel sorry for Daisy as I know it has to be painful and they don't cry like babies do. The playpen has been heaven at times. It is huge and she can have room to play, eat and potty but she isn't in there too much anymore. Only when she eats or needs a time out.