Common Dog Problems

Why Dogs Are Destructive

Destructive behaviour in dogs is a frustrating and maddening problem. Many owners surrender their dogs over this issue. The reasons for destructive behaviour can be difficult to diagnose and therefore remedy. The treatment of destructive conditions varies greatly depending on the cause of the behaviour. In this article we have outlined some of the more common reasons for destructive behaviour.

Some of the common causes of destructive behaviour in dogs are:

  • Separation Anxiety
  • Attention Seeking Behaviour
  • Social Isolation/Boredom
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Territorial Behaviour
  • Comfort Seeking Behaviour
  • Play, Investigative Behaviour or Teething


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