We have two laborator retrievers, an old dog and a 2 year old dog. Now we are dog-sitting a third (my daughter's lab) who is about 4 years old. The two younger dogs are pretty well behaved when they are each in their own homes. However, now that they are together, they are just ripping up the place. Literally tearing things apart. Gloves, couch cushions, ... even the stuffed arms of the couch. They never do it when people are around, only when they are by themselves. We've been trying to catch them at it, but so far have been unsuccessful. It is like they feel the need to play tug of war with fabric.
I'd appreciate any suggestions on what can I do to stop this behavior.
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There are various products that you can find at pet stores which can be sprayed on furniture to make the taste unpleasant to dogs. Most dogs, anyway. Things like hot pepper taste. I can't report on which ones are better or worse. And I've heard that some individual dogs may end up liking some tastes that most others dislike. So you'd want to test the product a bit on your dogs before spraying it everywhere.