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How to Stop Dog Chewing Bathrobe

Are you tired of finding your bathrobe in shreds every time you leave it unattended? In our article “How to Stop Dog Chewing Bathrobe,” we dive deep into understanding and curbing this frustrating behavior.

We’ll provide practical solutions to help you nip this habit in the bud while exploring the reasons behind your canine companion’s penchant for chewing on your cozy attire.¬†Additionally, we’ll discuss the safety concerns regarding dogs and bathrobes, and whether or not you can expect your furry friend to outgrow this behavior.

Keep reading below and we’ll help you put an end to doggy bathrobe destruction once and for all.

How to Stop Your Dog From Chewing on Bathrobes

Dog Chewing Bathrobe

To stop your dog chewing your bathrobe:

  1. Keep bathrobes hidden away or as inaccessible as possible.
  2. Ensure your dog is never without a safe outlet for chewing like a chew toy.
  3. Spray something to deter them, such as a 50/50 solution of distilled white vinegar, on the bathrobe.
  4. The vinegar scent will go away after about an hour, but your dog will continue to be deterred.
  5. Give a firm but calm “stop” or “no” immediately when you notice your dog is biting your bathrobe.
  6. Do not yell or get mad, because if they’re misbehaving like this due to anxiety (which is incredibly likely), this will only make their issues worse.
  7. Place them in a quick time-out in a closed-off room or their crate for approximately 10 minutes.
  8. If you see them beginning to go towards the bathrobe, point them to one of their toys.
  9. Reward them with a treat, pets, and praise when they pick their toy instead of biting on your bathrobe.
  10. Be sure that anyone else in the home is also following these instructions.
  11. Be consistent and patient.

This should help your dog to stop chewing your bathrobe, but you’ll still need to address their disobedience which was caused by their underlying issues with anxiety or boredom. A failure to do so will just lead to your dog continuing to think that they run the show, and their problem will just start showing itself in even worse ways.

To properly address that, we must first talk about what makes dogs tick and has for thousands and thousands of years now. You’ve probably heard before that all dogs are pack animals, and that in every pack there is a pack leader.

But every time that your dog chews your bathrobe, they are clearly proving to you that they have no respect for you in this leadership role.

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

Show your dog that you are not just their pack leader, but one worthy of respect, and you’ll make all of these great transformations a reality.

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 placing on them 24/7.

Sounds terrific, doesn’t it?

“Yeah, sure, but how do I actually do this then?”

You should watch a terrific 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 everything in ways that are very easy to understand and teach to your own dog, and he gets right to the point so that you can start seeing these important changes in your dog before things get any worse.

Start watching Dan’s free training series now by clicking here. And no, you’re not going to have to yell or be mean to 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 Do Dogs Chew on Bathrobes?

Dogs chew on bathrobes mainly due to anxiety, boredom, or teething. Anxiety can cause dogs to chew on items, such as bathrobes, as a way to self-soothe. This is especially true when your furry friend suffers from separation anxiety.

Boredom is another factor that can lead dogs to chew on things like bathrobes. When dogs don’t get enough mental or physical stimulation, they may resort to chewing as a way to pass the time and burn off energy.

Lastly, if you have a young puppy, teething could be the reason they’re chewing on your bathrobe. Chewing can help relieve the discomfort of teething, as it can alleviate pressure on their gums. So, while teething is a temporary phase, it’s still important to address the behavior and make sure your puppy has appropriate items to chew on.

Keeping your bathrobe out of your dog’s reach is your obvious first step, but you need to realize that this alone isn’t going to address the underlying problem. Your dog will simply seek out other items to chew on destructively in an effort to alleviate their issue.

You may come home one day to find that your dog chewed your slippers, chewed your bath mat, or chewed your shower curtain. Almost anything within their reach can become a tempting target. You can probably see now why dealing with the root cause of the problem is so important. To learn the exact steps to achieve that, go back to the first section of this article now.

Is It Safe for Dogs to Chew on Bathrobes?

It’s not safe for dogs to chew on bathrobes, as it can lead to several risks. The main concern is the potential for choking or an intestinal blockage. If your dog swallows a piece of the bathrobe, it can become lodged in their throat or digestive tract, which can be life-threatening and require emergency surgery.

Additionally, chewing on bathrobes can damage your dog’s teeth, especially if they’re still young and their teeth are still developing. Chewing on fabric can cause uneven wear on their teeth, and it can even lead to tooth fractures. Lastly, allowing your dog to chew on bathrobes can reinforce the behavior, making it more difficult to stop them from chewing on other inappropriate items in the future.

Will My Dog Grow Out of Chewing Bathrobes?

While puppies will grow out of teething, you still need to address the chewing behavior immediately. Even though the teething phase will eventually pass, it’s important to not let it become a learned behavior now as they will still find it pleasurable and soothing even as an adult. If your dog is chewing on bathrobes due to anxiety or boredom, they may not grow out of the behavior without intervention.

To help your dog grow out of chewing bathrobes, it’s crucial to address the underlying cause, whether it’s anxiety, boredom, or teething. Providing appropriate chew toys, increasing mental and physical stimulation, and working on training can all help address these issues and discourage your dog from continuing to chew on bathrobes.

You should now know everything you need to handle your dog’s bathrobe chewing, so I’ll let you get started. Good luck with everything, and thank you for reading our article “How to Stop Dog Chewing Bathrobe.”

The Author

KB

KB

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