Chocolate Lab

United States
January 28, 2007 8:48pm CST
I got this chocolate lab, she is about 3 years old now. She is still chewing, is this normal...She has her own room in the house where she spends alot of time, since I have a one year old that she will just plow over. Well, the other day, she actually chewed the covers off the electrical outlets. The wooden covers and the metal things as well. I really don't know how she didn't shock herself, but, what possesses a dog to do this? It really is mind boggling. I do know she likes to chew, but what can you do to stop it?
2 responses
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
29 Jan 07
She sounds lonely and bored. Ok, Labs are aggressive chewers and if bored or lonely will chew even more. You must provice here with appropriate items to chew. Get a Galileo, some big nylabones, get a buster cube and put some food in it, it is good mental stimulation. A King with Peanut butter will make her happy too. If you keep her isolated, maybe you are not the best home for her. She needs to be with people. My labs are always near by. One of them here gets to sleep by me feet or he crawls in bed right next to me to share my pillow.
• United States
29 Jan 07
Well, she isn't necessarily isolated...She gets to run through the rest of the house, just not all the time. I don't ever let her run while we are not home. When we sleeps, she is in her room. But, during the day, she does get to run the house. I just can't watch her 24/7, so she has her own room!
@mr_ilham (1611)
• Indonesia
26 Feb 07