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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!

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I was in your position about 16 months ago. We purchased a Primopad! It zip ties to the underside of the crate and is very durable. Check them out It is made of vinyl I believe.

I've heard many dogs simply don't like cones. They are uncomfortable and awkward. Have you tried taking it off and seeing how he behaves? Our boy has major abdominal surgery and the vet didn't even give me a cone. She advised to watch him and redirect as necessary. He may surprise you and not bother his stitches at all.

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Hi! Sounds like you have a pretty typical dobergoat. I have put a Primo pad in my bitches crate because she's also a chewer/bed sucker. Make sure you get it fitted perfectly. https://www.primopads.com/ Are you sure he's just a chewer and not a sucker? do you ever find almost perfectly round holes in the beds?

I'm not sure you can train out chewing? In fact, one time I too was complaining to a long time breeder about the bed chewing and threatened to take away all the beds I had been buying. She proceeded to sternly say "if I take away all of the beds that my dog chews on, that give her comfort, she will start chewing on her feet or her paws and which would I rather have? Good point huh? So now I look for cheaper beds in the $20 and I continue to put the stuffing back in until the bed disgusts me and I throw it away. Her chewing/sucking has gotten better with age.

Would his chewing be better if he was outside of the crate? Maybe you could leave him out while he heals? Also they have those tire/donut-like collars that are a bit harder to chew off.
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HI! I have a 10 month old male who chews everything as well. The bigger problem is that he eats anything fabric!!! I use a primo pad as well and it has been awesome. He does not chew it at all when in his crate. I have tried putting a pad out on the carpet so he has a more comfy area when watching tv with us but he will try to chew the pad when it is out on the floor, so away it goes. So sad too bad buster!
He has left the primo pad intact and believe me....Jax chews everything. Oh sigh, he's exhausting at times. Mama bear and the clan have to watch him all the time.....will it get better? It's a good thing he's cute
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I always recommend the Kurnada beds. They may be more expensive however I have had the same bed for 10 years with the same liner. https://kuranda.com
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I was in your position about 16 months ago. We purchased a Primopad! It zip ties to the underside of the crate and is very durable. Check them out It is made of vinyl I believe.

I've heard many dogs simply don't like cones. They are uncomfortable and awkward. Have you tried taking it off and seeing how he behaves? Our boy has major abdominal surgery and the vet didn't even give me a cone. She advised to watch him and redirect as necessary. He may surprise you and not bother his stitches at all.

Hugs to you boy
Thank you!! Wonderful suggestions, it's been a rough week and I just want him happy and comfortable
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Hi! Sounds like you have a pretty typical dobergoat. I have put a Primo pad in my bitches crate because she's also a chewer/bed sucker. Make sure you get it fitted perfectly. https://www.primopads.com/ Are you sure he's just a chewer and not a sucker? do you ever find almost perfectly round holes in the beds?

I'm not sure you can train out chewing? In fact, one time I too was complaining to a long time breeder about the bed chewing and threatened to take away all the beds I had been buying. She proceeded to sternly say "if I take away all of the beds that my dog chews on, that give her comfort, she will start chewing on her feet or her paws and which would I rather have? Good point huh? So now I look for cheaper beds in the $20 and I continue to put the stuffing back in until the bed disgusts me and I throw it away. Her chewing/sucking has gotten better with age.

Would his chewing be better if he was outside of the crate? Maybe you could leave him out while he heals? Also they have those tire/donut-like collars that are a bit harder to chew off.

Hi!

I realize we can't train out chewing completely, I laughed re-reading what I wrote, he's a playful boy and loves his independent time with his toys or a bone. Whenever we're home (and I work from home) he's out and about or in the big backyard with us. We've tried leaving him out of the crate for while we're asleep or out briefly, but he gets rambunctious and tears things up and then will end up just going back to his crate to sleep with the door open. I'd never thought of sucking v. chewing but he does make circular holes! And in regards to him chewing a bed vs. himself, you're completely right! I never want him biting himself over a bed, I want him as comfortable as possible

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Buddy is 10 still sleeping on his Kurnada bed also used a bed that you could tie down to the bottom of a wire crate still have it too.
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Hi! Sounds like you have a pretty typical dobergoat.
Heh, dobergoat. I've convinced myself that mine has bovine DNA somewhere. Grass, flowers, tree bark...
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Heh, dobergoat. I've convinced myself that mine has bovine DNA somewhere. Grass, flowers, tree bark...
Mine likes to destroy one plant at a time, slowly breaking branches/stems, chewing them, spitting them out and going back for more.
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Also, my male thinks it's amazing to rip up my newly planted SOD!!! Not cool! He loses yard privileges quickly when that happens.
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