When we are babies, adults give us chew toys because we always want something to nibble and chew. Our parents do this so they can avoid having an embarrassing child who munches on literally any random thing they can get their hands on. They also fear that we will carry this habit well into our adulthood.
When it comes to dogs, they also go through this stage of wanting to chew on anything. Puppies get itching in their gum which is relieved only when they chew on objects. Chewing is vital to strengthen teeth in adulthood to attack and take down anyone if needed.
Fear Of Separation
Separation anxiety is very common in humans and dogs. Have you noticed people being overly protective of their partner and lose their cool if they have to go a few hours without them? As petty and undesirable as it sounds, most of them suffer from anxiety; they are afraid of their partners leaving them for whatever reasons.
When it comes to dogs, they’ve evolved as animals who traveled and hunted in packs. They enjoy the company and despise being alone. If your dog suffers from separation anxiety, they can’t stand being alone, and their frustration or sadness comes out in the form of a destructive behavior where they destroy their beds.
Needs Chew Toy
As we mentioned earlier, dogs go through a teething stage, but if they continue this behavior well into adulthood, you may need to buy them a quality chew toy. Maybe then your pet will stop wreaking havoc on their dog bed and find something more engaging that keeps them occupied without damaging property.
Here are a few pointers that you should keep in mind while buying a new chew toy for your dog.
- Make sure the chew toy is FDA-approved.
- It should not contain any harmful toxins.
- Buy a toy by judging if your dog is a light, medium, or heavy chewer.
- Always look for toys that cannot be easily swallowed or destroyed by your dog.
- Steer clear of any toys that might cause trouble to your dog’s jaw, such as flyers. Only buy them if they promise to be low impact.
Training your dog while they are still young is crucial. If you fail to do so, you will quickly see your dog acting weird in situations, and unfortunately, it is the owner’s fault. Imagine never teaching your kids basic mannerism; they will turn barbaric and odd. The parent must teach their kids in due time.
If you’ve failed to train your dog in their early years for whatever reason, that should explain why they recklessly tear the dog bed. They aren’t doing anything wrong from their perspective because you never distinguished the rights and wrongs for them.
Emotions Kicking In
As emotional beings, we often do things unconsciously because we weren’t attentive. These actions include biting on your nails, picking the skin off your lips, and tapping one foot. Sometimes we also destroy external property unknowingly. Anxiety and fear can be significant causes behind such behavior.
When dogs destroy their beds, maybe they feel anxious or churned about something. They show noticeable signs of emotions that humans can empathize with, and perhaps being frustrated and bored to the point that you start harming your environment is one of those.