So after I took my dogs on a nice long walk around the neighborhod, which included some running around in a park and then a short trail - I discovered my 4 year old male Havanese had ripped a hole through the carpet with his teeth!!!
I heard some noise and I thought it was just him tearing up some packing tissue paper that had fallen on the ground when I opened up a box (omg, yes, my housekeeping skills sound awesome, LAY OFF MANG!!). My female dog enjoys tearing paper up for fun and I don't mind her doing this when it's cardboard or other waste paper.
So I didn't think twice when I heard what sounded like paper being torn up.
But then I looked down and BAM! He's gnawing at the carpet and there's a big hole!
Bah! He normally isn't destructive or a chewer (that's the female) and we had just come back from a long walk. Why is he doing this and how can I redirect his energy?
My brother says that the dog is "always bored" now but he gets the same and actually more interaction/stimulation/exercise with me than he did when it was just my brother. They both sleep a lot...but they're dogs... what else would they do?
Another issue is this dog isn't fixed and has a liver issue which prevents him from getting surgery. At 4 years, he's kinda passed the age of getting spayed. That limits places he can go. Otherwise, I wanted to try agility training with him. He's extremely smart and intuitive, probably the smartest dog that I've met and he really enjoys people and showing off.
It makes me sad to think the poor bugger is bored out of his mind.