English Pointer Question

I have a problem with my Pointer, he is very destructive. When we got him we use to let him roam...


I have a problem with my Pointer, he is very destructive. When we got him we use to let him roam free and he tore everything in site up finally we had to lock him up on a running line. Is there anyway I can break him of destroying everything in his path?

    In English Pointer - Asked by Anonymous - 6/10/2011 4:01:29 PM
My Pointer would do the exact same thing and would destroy something as soon as I had my back turned. I started leaving chew toys and rawhides around for him to chew on and when he started to chew on something he wasn't supposed to, I said "no", took that thing away, and redirected him by giving him a toy or rawhide and praising him when he chewed on that instead. Now he plays with "his" toys 90% of the time, which is a huge improvement!
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/11/2011 5:23:17 PM


My pointer only destroys her regular dog toys. I gave her a set of big ropes tied together 5 months ago and she loves to play tug-of-war with it. When I leave her alone at home I give her some old shoes or clothing and let her sleep with them, so she does not feel left alone. There are dog toys where you can insert food so it takes them a long time to play with it and they will not destroy anything else around. You should try it works
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/31/2011 4:32:24 PM