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My Dog Chewed Up My Headphones

Your day is instantly ruined when your find out your dog chewed up your Beats headphones or any other brand. Why do they have to do this? Why did your dog chew up your headphones? How can you prevent this? What deters dogs from chewing on headphones? Can you return headphones your dog chewed on?

Today, we’re going to fill you in on everything you need to know about this aggravating problem. We’ll obviously also cover how to stop your dog from chewing on your headphones. Soon, you’ll be able to leave the house knowing your headphones are safe. Keep reading below for our article “My Dog Chewed Up My Headphones!”

How to Stop Dog From Chewing Headphones

My Dog Chewed Up My Headphones

To stop dog from chewing headphones:

  1. Keep your headphones stored away where you dog can’t get to them whenever not in use.
  2. Ensure your dog always has available a safe outlet for biting like a chew toy.
  3. Spray something to deter them, such as a 50/50 solution of water and distilled white vinegar onto a cloth and wipe down your headphones (and cord, if they have one) with it.
  4. The vinegar smell will not be detectable after one hour, but your dog will continue to be deterred.
  5. Give a firm but calm “stop” or “no” immediately when you catch your dog is once again biting your headphones.
  6. Don’t yell or get angry, because if they’re acting like this stemming from anxiety (which is incredibly likely), this will only make their difficulties worse.
  7. Place them into a quick time-out in a closed-off room or their crate for around ten minutes.
  8. If you notice your dog beginning to go after the headphones, point them to a favorite toy.
  9. Reward them with pets, praise, and a small treat when they select a toy instead of chewing on your headphones.
  10. Make sure that anyone else who lives in your home is also going by these steps.
  11. Be patient and consistent.

This should stop your dog chewing on your headphones, but you’ll still need to address the underlying issue which was causing all of this in the first place: your dog’s anxiety. If you ignore that, your dog will continue to suffer, and you’ll find that your dog keeps misbehaving in other related ways.

For us to go over that, we must first discuss what makes dogs tick and has for thousands and thousands of years now. I’m sure you’ve heard before that dogs are pack animals, and that in every pack there is a pack leader.

But when your dog chews on headphones, they are definitively showing you that they have no trust for you in this leadership role.

If they did, they wouldn’t chew on your headphones despite being told to stop. They wouldn’t display any other types of anxiety-related disrespect. And they would obey your commands at all times — happily — and they would do so immediately.

Prove to your dog that you are not just their pack leader, but a capable and deserving one who they must respect, and you’ll make all of these great transformations happen.

You’ll be better off for obvious reasons. But your dog will be too because you’ll have freed them from all of the worry and confusion that their anxiety problems are currently saddling them with every moment of every day.

Sounds great, don’t you think?

“Yeah, of course, but how do I do this then?”

You should watch a tremendous free video series which is on this very 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 easy to understand and teach to your own dog, and he gets immediately to the point so that you can start seeing these important changes in your dog in no time.

Start watching Dan’s free training series now by clicking here. And no, you’re not going to have to be mean or yell at your dog. Dan never uses those types of methods. Not just because loving teaching techniques are the right thing to do, but also because they’re the fastest way to achieve permanent changes in your dog’s behavior.

Why Did My Dog Chew Up My Headphones?

Your dog chewed up your headphones because they’re stressed and gnawing on things releases soothing endorphins. Your headphones also strongly carry your scent, which also helps to comfort your dog and ease their worries. Even if you don’t smell anything, your headphones are going to smell very strongly to your dog as they have a very acute sense of smell.

Your dog chewing your Beats headphones or any other brand is going to be aggravating and expensive, particularly if you were just getting ready to use them when you discovered what happened. But if your dog continues to do so instead of using a proper outlet (like a chew toy), then they are showing that they have trust issues with you.

A dog who trusts and respects your leadership will obey commands, and also suffer little to no anxiety. When they do, they’ll seek out something to chew on which is acceptable and not your expensive headphones and other items. It’s likely they’re also going after other objects of yours.

I’d bet your dog is also chewing your door mat, chewing on water bottles, chewing on your shoe laces, or chewing your garden hose. Practically anything could be a target for them, especially if it carries the added benefit of carrying your scent, which basically everything in your home does.

To end all of this for good, you’ll need to get to the root problem and address their anxiety and trust issues. Go back to the first section now and we’ll teach you how to stop your dog chewing up your headphones while also taking care of their root problems all at the same time.

What Deters Dogs From Chewing on Headphones?

A 50/50 mix of water and distilled white vinegar deters dogs from chewing on headphones. Make the mixture in a spray bottle, then apply it to a cloth. Wipe your headphones with it, including the wire if it has one. The smell will be gone after about an hour but your dog will continue to be able to pick up on it and be repelled.

It’s important, though, that you remember this will only stop your dog from chewing on your headphones. You can’t be spraying down every single thing you own, so you need to get to the root problem (anxiety) if you really want this whole frustration to be over. Go back to the first section now and we’ll go over how you can do that.

Can I Return Headphones My Dog Chewed On?

You cannot return headphones your dog chewed on. Returned items in nearly all cases require everything to be intact and in original condition. Unfortunately, if your dog chewed on your headphones, you are going to be out the money they cost you. Take special care to store your new headphones where your dog can’t get to them when not in use.

I’m sure you’re sick of having your headphones ruined, so I’ll let you begin now. Good luck, and thank you for checking out our article “My Dog Chewed Up My Headphones.”