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    My bulldog is 13.5 months old. She is crate trained and potty trained. Unfortunately, I cannot let her alone in the house unsupervised yet, as she continues to chew furniture. She has lots of chew toys which she enjoys greatly, yet the minute she is alone and unsupervised for more than just a few minutes, she chews something else (ie leather sofas, pillows), etc.

    Is this a phase she will grow out of eventually? If so, when does the chewing phase lessen?

    Any advice given is much appreciated. Her teeth are great and she has no health issues....

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    Sarge is a year old and chews everything , I think its just normsl and they will out grow it, just be patient and hopefully your funiture will hold out till the chewing phase is over.

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    Have you tried the Bitter Apple spray?
    Rook is quite the chewer... but the Bitter Apple has kept the furniture, floor radiators, base boards safe, electrical cords, and the rest of our apartment safe.
    I know it doesn't work for all dogs, but it would be worth a try! It helped us a lot.

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    Bubba is a year and 3 months old and I have same proble
    Doesnt do it until I leave. He's fine when I'm home. I haveayely been blocking him in the kitchen during the day. He has chewed a little but of 2 ends of the cabinets. I put hot sauce on those spots and he stopped.

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    so it is safe to say that they eventually outgrow this behavior?

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    have you tried Kong? Also, our Lucy (RIP) loved Nylabone. LOVED

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    She has kong and nylabone. She loves them both, but still seems to prefer chewing the sofa pillow over either toy when given the chance

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    Try the bitter apple spray. I think most dogs outgrow that phase, but some just don't.
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    Default Re: questions about chewing

    Most will stop it or slow down around 2 years of age. Jewel my one year old has decided to chew two holes in out leather couch, little stinker. Lucy is 4 almost 5 and about 5 months ago chewed a window ledge, but hasn't done it since. Some never stop the chewing.
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