Dog Ate CD? Here’s How to Stop It Ever Happening Again!

If your dog has a penchant for chewing on CDs, our article “Dog Ate CD? Here’s How to Stop It Ever Happening Again!” is a must-read. We’ll provide guidance on how to stop your dog from eating and chewing CDs, explore why they do it, and address safety concerns.

Plus, we’ll consider whether your dog will grow out of this behavior. It’s time to save your CD collection and keep your dog safe; let’s get started in our article below!

How to Stop Dog from Eating/Chewing CDs

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To stop your dog chewing on your CDs and CD cases:

  1. Keep CDs and their cases hidden away or as inaccessible as possible.
  2. Ensure your dog always has available a proper outlet for their chewing like a toy they have fun with.
  3. Spray a deterrent, like a 1:1 solution of distilled white vinegar and water on a cloth and wipe the CDs and the cases with it.
  4. The solution is safe for both your CD cases and the CDs.
  5. The scent will be gone after around sixty minutes, but your dog will continue to be repelled.
  6. Give a calm, firm “no” or “stop” immediately when you notice that your dog is biting on your CDs.
  7. Don’t get angry or scream, because if they’re acting like this stemming from anxiety (which is extremely likely), this will only make their difficulties worse.
  8. Put them in a short time-out in a closed-off room or their crate for approximately ten minutes.
  9. If you notice them starting to go towards the CDs, redirect them to a favorite toy.
  10. Reward them with a treat, praise, and pets when they pick a toy instead of chewing on your CDs.
  11. Be sure that everybody who lives in your house is also using these steps.
  12. Be patient and consistent.

This should get your dog to stop chewing up your CDs, but you’ll still need to take care of their underlying issue of anxiety or boredom or it will only begin showing itself in other (likely worse) ways.

And for us to properly go over that, we must first talk about what makes dogs function deep down. You’ve likely heard before that dogs are pack animals, and that in every pack there is a pack leader.

But every time that your dog chews your CDs or the cases, they are without a doubt showing you that they don’t respect you as the head of the family pack.

If they did, they wouldn’t chew on your CDs and cases and continue doing so even after you’ve told them to knock it off. They wouldn’t engage in any other types of misbehavior or disrespect. And they would obey your commands at all times — happily — and they would do so immediately.

Make it clear to your dog that you are not just their pack leader, but a capable, deserving one who must be respected, and you’ll make all of these great things happen.

Obviously, you’ll be better off. But your dog will be too because you’ll have freed them from all of the confusion and worry that their behavior issues are currently burdening their little shoulders with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sounds like a great thing, does it not?

“Yeah, absolutely, but how do I do any of this?”

You should watch a wonderful free video series which is on this exact subject — how to be your dog’s pack leader — by a renowned trainer named Dan. In the series, he explains all you’ll need to know in ways that are very simple to follow and teach to your own dog, and he gets immediately to the point so that you can start seeing these crucial changes in your dog before things get any worse.

Start watching Dan’s free training series now by clicking here. And don’t stress, because no, you’re not going to have to be mean or yell at your dog. Dan uses only 100% humane and loving teaching techniques at all times. Not just because they’re the right thing to do, but also because they’re the fastest way to achieve permanent changes in your dog’s behavior.

Why Does My Dog Chew CDs?

Dogs chew CDs mainly due to anxiety, boredom, or teething. Anxiety can cause dogs to look for an outlet to release their pent-up energy, and chewing on items like CDs can provide that relief.

In the case of boredom, dogs may chew on CDs to pass the time and alleviate their boredom. When it comes to teething, puppies chew on various objects to soothe their sore gums as new teeth grow in.

To prevent anxiety-induced chewing, make sure your dog feels secure and has a consistent routine. Providing mental and physical stimulation through exercise, training, and interactive toys can help alleviate boredom-related chewing. Finally, providing appropriate chew toys can help puppies through their teething phase, reducing the likelihood of them chewing on CDs.

Storing your CDs in an area your dog can’t access is another good idea that will help keep your things safe in the short term, but it won’t do anything to address the root problem and your dog will simply move on to other items to chew or even eat destructively.

You’ll see that your dog eats your DVDs, eats your Blu-Ray discs, eats your VHS tapes, eats your cassette tapes, or eats your vinyl records. Essentially, anything you own could be a target for your dog. That’s why it’s so important to address this at its core. To learn the exact steps to do that, go back to the first section of this article now.

Is It Safe for Dogs to Chew on CDs?

It is not safe for dogs to chew on CDs. Chewing on CDs can lead to several health issues for your dog, such as dental damage or internal injuries. The sharp edges of a broken CD can cut your dog’s gums or the inside of their mouth, potentially causing infections.

Moreover, if your dog swallows pieces of the CD, it could lead to gastrointestinal blockages or internal injuries that may require surgery. To learn the exact steps to follow to stop your dog from chewing up your CDs, go back to the first section of this article now.

Will My Dog Grow Out of Chewing CDs?

Some dogs may eventually grow out of chewing CDs, but it’s essential not to let it become a learned behavior. Puppies often grow out of teething-related chewing as they get older and have all their adult teeth. However, anxiety and boredom-related chewing can persist into adulthood if not addressed early.

To prevent chewing CDs from becoming a learned behavior, it’s crucial to address the underlying issue, whether it’s anxiety, boredom, or teething. Providing your dog with proper mental and physical stimulation, a stable environment, and appropriate chew toys will help ensure that they don’t continue to chew CDs once the core issue is resolved.

You should now know everything you need to handle your dog’s CD chewing problem, so I’ll let you get started. Good luck with everything, and thank you for reading our article “Dog Ate CD? Here’s How to Stop It Ever Happening Again!”

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Hey there! I'm a dog behavior expert and lover of travel. Since 2016, I've been sharing my knowledge of dog training and behavior while exploring the Pacific Northwest with my two rescues.