Border Collies

@linda345 (2661)
Canada
December 11, 2006 5:19pm CST
My son has a border collie and he chews up every thing. I was so mad this morning. He chewed up my favorite ordament from the Christmas tree. He is really good with my one year old granddaughter. Everyone tells me that this breed is known for being good with kids but the chewing is driving me crazy. Help!
4 responses
@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Has he had any formal training? Most chain pet stores offer classes and have instructors that can help you with problems such as these. How old is the dog? What sort of things does he chew? How long has he had the chewing problem?
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
15 Dec 06
I don't think so. My son rescued him because someone was going to shoot him. We are not sure how old the dog is but he is not fixed. He chews whatever he can get his teeth on. He chewed up both contollers to my sons Xbox, his chargers to his shavers and cell phone, a few hats and teddy bears. He chewed alittle bit of the sleeve of my husbands leather jacket. I can tell you he was not too pleased. I will check with chain stores and see what can be done. The dog is really good with my granddaughter.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I know what you mean. My border collie used to chew up everything. At Christmas she ate all the candy canes off the tree...lol. She used to always watch us through the window when we would leave, one day she fell behind the couch and couldnt get out. I came home to find she had ripped the back of my couch apart and shredded my curtains. Most people would have gotten rid of her, but I loved her to much. I found that with border collies you have to keep them entertained. They are very distructive when they get bored! They are the best friend you could ever wish for though!
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
26 Jan 07
You will have to teach him not to and give him some substitutes
• United States
15 Jan 07
You may need to get him a lot of toys and dog chew bones. Each time he goes near your things, spray him in the face with a water bottle and say no. Then give him his own toys. Good luck dear.