Has your dog been taking away your socks to sniff, chew, and ultimately eat?
My dog is always trying to eat my socks. If I ever leave any of my socks lying around before going to work - it's a guarantee she'll try to eat them. She's the reason why I wear mismatched socks most of the time!
So... I decided to train my dog Sasha to stop trying to eat my socks altogether.
In this blog post, I would like to teach you how to train your dog to stop eating your socks so that you don't have to wear a mismatched pair again - unless you want to!
Dangers of Eating Socks
While it is frustrating to have missing socks, your dog's habit of eating socks is dangerous to him and has to stop. If your dog swallows your sock -- or any part of it, he is at risk of having intestinal blockage. His intestines could even get twisted and prevent anything from going through.
It can get really bad in no time.
That's why training your dog to stop eating your socks is more important than you think.
Training Your Dog
What you'll need:
- A tasty treat
- Your dog
- Lots of smiles and patience!
Let's get started!
Get a pack of your dog's favorite treats!
Keep a close eye on your furry friend. If your dog seems uninterested in the socks at the moment, try to bait him by bringing his attention to them.
As soon as your dog picks up the socks, offer him the treat in exchange for the sock. The trick is to get your dog to drop the sock, and as soon as he does - reward him with the treat!
Praise your dog for being a good boy and listening to you.
Keep in mind that you have to take the sock away as soon as your dog releases it.
Repeat these steps a few times for 6-7 days to make sure your dog understands that if instead of eating the socks he brings them to you, he'll get something good in return.
There you go, that's a win-win for you and your furry friend!
Do you have any doubts? Let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll get back to you shortly!