Chomper of EVERYTHING - Help!
I'm new to this site and happy to talk to a community of Doberman lovers. My pup, Anubis - who is a little older than 9 months still has a massive problem with chewing. We knew what we were signing up for completely (the socks, sweaters, and everything else have been no surprise as I've had large breed dogs before). We have tried everything under the sun, and a lot of the standard training has worked but there are still two issues that really bother my baby. He's crate trained and out around the house and yard most of the time playing being near us happily, except for sleep. The problem is every single pad or bed we have placed in his crate he tears apart almost overnight. He's not unhappy or uncomfortable laying on the ground of the grate and doesn't mess with that, but he's begun to get large calluses (fluid filled) that his vet has drained on multiple occasions. So that's problem & question #1 - what kind of bed is the most durable and any suggestions on training no biting/chewing techniques that work when we have to sleep?
Problem #2 - last weekend Anubis was on a walk and got hurt. Long story short the Animal Hospital ended up realizing his hurt leg was due to a foxtail that they had to cut him open twice to remove. He has a cone on now to not hurt the site, but this morning I woke up to his large plastic cone also chewed much worse than I could ever have imagined he'd get at it, I've never seen one chewed like this - but I guess that makes me a lucky dog owner. He didn't swallow any of it, but I can't have him continually chewing! Any and all help much appreciated, thanks guys!