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why does one of my dogs chew the hair of the back of my other

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why does one of my dogs chew the hair of the back of my other dog. several hours later
he vomits up chuncks of red hair. this started with sucking on the ears and is now
working on the back. bitter apple dosnt help.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 7 years ago.


What age and breed are your dogs?

Are they both male?

Is the one that chews the submissive one?




Customer: replied 7 years ago.
cocker/poodle is the doing the damage he is 1 1/2 yrs and neutered. he chews on a 4 yr female
spayed goldendoodle. the guy who chews is not the submissive one.
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 7 years ago.

Dear friend,


I am sorry you are having trouble.

This may have started as an OCD disorder when the chewer was young.He is trying to comfort himself like a baby sucks a pacifier.

Surprisingly your golden doodle allowed it where another dog would have growled to warn him off.

Bitter apple wont help a bit. You must make the area inaccessible and also teach him a LEAVE IT! command.

Put a sweater on the golden doodle.When the chewer goes for it say NO LEAVE IT. When he stops click a clicker and give him a treat.

Keep repeating till he will stop on command.

and here is a good video on it

Get him plenty of safe chew toys he can have instead of chewing his friend.


Please let me know how things are going.

Warmest best wishes,