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by Linda
(West Deptford, NJ)

MY QUESTION: I have a 10 month old male JRT. I have him crate trained and that's where I put him while I'm at work but would love to be able to let him run free in my house. I've tried several times, for about 1hr to let him loose in the house while I was gone, the 1st time he chewed a hole (one side) threw the fabric on a chair, the 2nd time he chewed a hole threw the fabric on the other arm of the chair, the 3rd time I covered the furniture with a sheet so he found a box of tissue and chewed them apart.....all over the floor. I'm not sure if he's just to young or that's just his defense mechnism. I hate to keep him crated if I don't have to, do you have any idea?

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Jun 21, 2011
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by: Ben

Is he getting enough exercise? Maybe he needs longer walks and more games and/or chew toys? You can also work on extending time alone in just one room using treats/positive reinforcement (you have to be home to do this) and then gradually expand on this. Hope this helps!

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