I didn't crate train Hog or Lulu. Hog has NEVER once chewed up anything he wasn't supposed to. Not once. Lulu hasn't either. I did have her in a baby playpen when we would leave the house but I stopped doing that over a month ago. She has been totally fine left alone. The only thing she would do is take our shoes out of the bins by the door we keep them in. She wouldnt chew them just take them out and put them in her bed.
I put them up because I didn't want dirt all over the house from the shoes.
My husband started school on the 7th. He only comes home for the weekends. Well the 9th Lulu chewed up our door rug. She cowars so bad when you tell her she is a bad girl. She shakes and shudders and the whole works but then she'll turn around and do it again the next day. I scold her and it seems like she is so hurt by it she will never do it again.
She begs me to forgive her and how can I not? This weekend my husband came home. We left and she still chewed up the rug. Even with my husband scolding her (which is much scarier than when I do it) she would still chew it up.
So today before I went to work I put up EVERYTHING. The shoes, the bins, and both rugs. I come home and its dark inside so I cant see any damage but she is cowaring in the corner. I just think she is just so used to cowaring all the time she doesnt know what shes doing. I take them out to go potty but she doesnt want to come back inside. I have to drag her in.
Finally I see what she chewed up. Hog's brand new bed!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so pissed!!! I got the playpen out and set it all up and she is still in it right now at 7:012 and I put her in it around 6:15. I have no idea what to do. Hog is so upset she is in there. He wants her out so she can play with him. I know she will bite her way through that mesh and Hog will help when I leave.
I don't know if I should buy her a crate? Leave her in the bathroon (so mean!!) or what? We got Lulu so Hog would have someone to play with when no one is home. I dont want her cooped up all day but what else can I do?! We are so poor that I am still using the chewed up rug rather than going and buying a new one. I dont want her to keep chewing things...
Anyone have any suggestions?