Dog Training and Puppy Training Classes Online Home  |  About Us  |  Contact Us
<% Response.WriteFile ("") %>
Dog Academy

Dogs Killing Toys

   Home : Dog Behavior Tips : Killing Toys
Killing Toys
  Featured Articles
  FREE Dog Behavior Tips
   Separation Anxiety
   Counter Surfing
   Eating Poop
   Fence Fighting
   Gets on Furniture
  Killing Toys
   Leash Aggression
   Potty Training
   Pulling on Leash
   Resource Guarding
   Rolling in Smells
   Runs Away
   Scared of Animals
   Scared of Objects
   Scared of People
   Sniffing Crotches
   Stealing Things
   Tail Chasing
   Trash Stealing
  Dog Training Q & A
  More Articles

How To Stop Your Dog From Killing Toys

Why Do Dogs Kill Toys?

For dogs, who are natural hunters, their toys can be seen as prey. They may want to hunt, catch and kill the toy, especially if it is equipped with a squeaker and shaped like an animal.

  • Natural Instinct
  • Energy to Burn
  • Lack of Training

Tips To Stop Dogs From Killing Toys

Aggression toward toys is a visual marker that a dog has more energy than he needs. This is not an activity you see from a dog who just returned from a three-mile run. Rather, it is one seen in dogs who have been stuck inside all day with no outlet for their energy.

  • Replace chew toys with rubber or rope toys.
  • Teach interactive games like fetch or frisbee.
  • Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

Dogs That Kill Toys Are Also Likely To...


Dog Training Programs Shop Dog Supplies Free Community
<% Response.WriteFile ("") %>