I took Mr. N with me to work Thursday because I wanted to take him to the field to run afterwards. Onyxx had to stay home because the rescue doesn’t want him off-leash. We’ve done some recall work but it’s not anywhere near reliable yet.
After letting Mr. N run around and some errands, I came home to discover a pile of brown stuff on the floor. At first I thought Onyx threw up and I was concerned. I looked closer and he had chewed the baseboard as well as inflicted some damage on the door. How he managed to do that with that tiny mouth of his astounds me. His teeth are like toothpicks. They’re so small!
For the first two weeks, Onyxx stayed in the crate while we were gone as well as at night. One night he pitched a total fit and squeaked the entire night. He basically sounds like a very high-pitched squeaky toy. I talked to the rescue and they said that because he was older, housebroken and non-destructive(!), he could be out of the crate.
This was the first time he was home alone (normally Mr. N is with him) and I guess he freaked out. The next day, Mr. N stayed home with him and everything was fine.
Any suggestions for fixing the baseboard? What has your dog destroyed?