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I have a 7 month old rat terrier. He is trying to tear apart

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I have a 7 month...
I have a 7 month old rat terrier. He is trying to tear apart the couch. I have used bitter apple and pepper. Both didn't work. Please help
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog training?
Customer: This is a behavior problem that we don't know how to handle. He knows when he is wrong and heads right for his crate.
JA: What is the dog training's name?
Customer: Ted
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Dog Trainer should know about Ted?
Customer: He does growl. When he growls at me I just tell him to stop and he does
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Training
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Dog Trainer: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago
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Dog Trainer: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

When does the growling occur?

Is Ted enrolled in any formal training classes?

How much structured exercise is he given?

When does the shredding of the couch occur?

What chewing toys are being provided? Are they popular with Ted?

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Dog Trainer: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 4 months ago

Also, is she shredding the couch with his mouth or feet (digging or chewing)?

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