Pet Info

Destructive Dogs

Bhvg daschund transExtract from Dr Roger Mugford's book "Dog Training the Mugford way" available on his website at

When left at home alone many dogs become distressed and engage in unwanted behaviour. The prospects of resolving or easing the problems are good if a logical rather than an emotional approach is adopted.

The destructive dog is usually a well behaved, much loved pet in all other respects. Dogs thrive on human company; hence anxiety occurs as a result of separation from you.

Correction involves environmental adjustments and desensitisation