Chewing fabric and leach pulling HELP!!!!
Well as I have mentioned several times Fletcher is a fabric chewer, not the sofas (not yet anyway) but he seems to LOVE my kids socks, kitchen dish towels , throw blankets, rugs, just about any fabric he can get near him. He was doing pretty well with leave it but the he has become less reliable with it (yes I'm still working on it) so for safety's sake we have been limiting his free roaming in the house and we are keeping these things out of reach. However, it does not change the fact that he will try to eat a dish towel whenever given the chance. Believe me I can live without the rugs, the sock being left on the floor, even the throw blankets and kitchen towels being kept up but I'm so worried we're going to miss something and he's gonna eat something and hurt himself. We have already made one ER trip to the vets after he ate "something" some blue fabric. I'm just looking for suggestions or looking for anyone who's dog does this it me its weird but..... Funny thing is Fletcher is getting really good about other things like the kids toys, or shoes (both of which should be put up but...) he won't chew on them. Oh yeah and we have plenty of chew toys he likes all over the house.
Also why all of the sudden is my pup trying to pull me down the sidewalk??? I walk him everyday at least twice a day but the last week he has been doing more and more pulling. So far I have trained him to NOT pull by sitting down everytime he pulls and not moving until he is calm and "ready". I use an EZ walker which helped a lot but he's still doing it!!! Today with a rain strom approaching I kept having to stop and stop and stop and stop it took us 3 times the normal time to walk 1/2 mile to take Mr. Monster to school. I know it takes practice practice practice but I'm not used to "losing skills" we almost had mastered. Sorry my first puppy Fletcher is 7 months old, and I'm used to dealing with children not dogs if they "lose skills" its a sign something is wrong. Is this normal? We did not go on a our mid-day walk today, its raining but I'm so looking forward to our evening walk cause we go rain or shine :)
Also, I try hard to make sure Fletcher is getting enough excerise but does anyone think maybe Fletcher is bored or needs more brain play? Something? Anything? I am with him all day everyday, I hardly have to leave him for longer than an hour a day so time I have.
Thanks and sorry for the typos Fletcher is sitting on my lap with his head on the keyboard sleeping like an angle so whatever......