#6 – Is Not Destructive
Destructive dogs are usually bored…are you happy when you are bored? Not usually. So a content dog is much less likely to chew on your shoes or eat your couch. Instead, he chews on his toys.
Chewing is a natural behavior for dogs, as they use their mouths to explore their environments. But excessive chewing, particularly in an adult dog, could also be a sign of stress or boredom.
Happy dogs are unlikely to destroy your home or act naughty because they have enough physical and mental stimulation. Destructive behavior is typically a sign of boredom and unhappiness. Separation anxiety is another common cause of extremely destructive behavior in dogs.
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