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Is it acceptable to tie a dog to a leash as a timeout to prevent biting?

Overall, I'm not too fond with the post (or seeing people tying up dogs in general). It might help, but it really depends on the individual dog and your actual situation, I guess. Always keep this ...
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Is it acceptable to tie a dog to a leash as a timeout to prevent biting?

The other answers give helpful advice, and I would like to emphasize a couple of points: Retrievers are very mouthy in general -- they were bred to pick up game in their mouths and bring it back to ...
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Is it acceptable to tie a dog to a leash as a timeout to prevent biting?

With puppies, they generally don't realize how much they are being hurtful, they don't know their own strength yet. I've had a lot of success in teaching that simply by over-reacting and acting like I'...
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What can I give my dog to chew that will last more than a few minutes?

My German Shepherd is similarly destructive with her toys (luckily only with those and not with stuff that isn't hers). I found that the best toys for her are a rope from the pet shop for playing tug ...
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What can I give my dog to chew that will last more than a few minutes?

The cited times certainly look familiar to me... Some more timings: pig ham bone: completely gone after about 1.5 h, except a mess of slobber and tiny bone chips. Not recommended (and in case of the ...
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What can I give my dog to chew that will last more than a few minutes?

In addition to an existing great answer, I would also suggest trying frozen, raw carrots. A general idea behind this is to freeze a big, fat, juicy carrot and take advantage of its high water content....
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Is it acceptable to tie a dog to a leash as a timeout to prevent biting?

I think there are a lot of good answers here, but I still wanted to add a couple of things. One, I think several of the posters are correct in saying that you should yelp or say "ouch!" loud and sharp ...
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What can I give my dog to chew that will last more than a few minutes?

Consider buying a Recliner Chair for couple hundred bucks. It sure kept my Husky busy for over 3 months! After 3 months: recliner was completely chewn through; all fabric ripped; all corners smoothed;...
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Puppy grinds her teeth

A couple of weeks further on, the teeth grinding has stopped. Her last adult teeth appear to have grown successfully. I'm convinced that the problem was just teething and has now been grown out of. I'...
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Is it safe to chill or freeze rawhide?

If you have decided that feeding rawhide to your dog is appropriate, I don't see why freezing them would be any cause for concern. Many dogs enjoy frozen treats. There are a couple of lines of ...
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