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Offline TheMarvelousOne

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Window Stools - material
« on: April 08, 2016, 12:22 PM »
Happy Friday, everyone!

So our oldest dog, a 2yr old Newfoundland, had some anxiety issues while we were out of town and chewed up 3 window stools. Besides wood, what are some other options that might survive/deter the chewing from a 150lb dog.

What tools are needed for the cutting of a marble/granite material. I'd like to with a DIY option so I can replace all the others in the house.

Thanks everyone!

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Offline chris s

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Re: Window Stools - material
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 08:08 AM »
Since window stool is relatively in expensive it might benefit you to keep a supply on hand,maybe even a few premade and painted for easy installation.

Offline Stunt

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Re: Window Stools - material
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2016, 12:26 AM »
A dab of Tabasco on your fingertip, spread on the surface once in a while or peppermint oil if the red might tint the wood. Used to do that to lamp cords, door edges, etc to keep cats and dogs off them.

Offline RKA

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Re: Window Stools - material
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 07:30 AM »
You might want to wait until you solve the anxiety issues or he may find another suitable material.

We had a trainer help us after mine chewed the baseboards in several places.  He kept returning to the places he previously chewed.  I tried bitter Apple, I think that made it tastier.  Then I tried chili powder, no difference.  She he suggested spraying the bitter Apple directly on his tongue.  That took about three successive applications before he would start shaking his head at the sight of the bottle.  From that point on, he avoided anything sprayed with bitter Apple and turned his attention to Sheetrock.  The trainer suggested this was not normal puppy chewing (he was 14 months old at the time).  She thought it was anxiety and suggested leaving him in a more confined space when we were not home rather than letting him have the run of the house.  We set up a webcam and sure enough, he was constantly pacing when he wasn't chewing something.  We locked him in the laundry room when we left and the destructive behavior stopped. He seems more relaxed, but he still howls from time to time.  At 6 years old, this behavior hasn't changed, but at least he's not eating our house.  But I do have to put him in a crate if T storms are coming.  That sends his anxiety up to an 11.
-Raj