One of the dogs I have now first chewed a giant hole in a brand new sleeper sofa, then a week later chewed a giant hole in a brand new leather sofa in the den. I didn’t now whether to laugh or cry. He has not chewed anything, except his dog toys, since then.
Lets just say he’s not my favorite dog, but I’d never give him away. I doubt anyone else would put up with him.
My best dog, a rescued Golden Retriever, chewed the fringe off of a valuable Persian rug the first night we had him. I determined that he was after the label on the back of the rug. That dog just hated labels and would go after any label that came in his sight.
He ripped the skirt off of my couch because the panel behind the pleat in the skirt resembled a label. I told him not to touch the couch and I told him not to touch the rug. He never did again.
But, for the next 2 years he would rip off the labels from any toy he received. Then, he just stopped. He was probably 3, or 4, when he quit ripping off labels.
I discovered the damaged rug early the next morning, and I really thought my husband would make me get rid of the dog. But my husband just said, “The rug can be repaired.” We decided to wait until the dog got over chewing on things, and never did have it repaired. Now that chewed corner just reminds me of a dog I still miss with all my heart.