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Huskador tearing everything up!

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One of my roommates has an 18 month old female huskador. She's been tearing/chewing up stuff for the last several months and it is becoming a huge problem as it's amounting to hundreds of dollars worth of items. He feeds her once a day about 2 or 3 cups. He only takes her on walks maybe once every two weeks. I thought she needed to get out energy, but one time she tore the couch stuffing out right after we got home from a 20 minute walk. Help!!
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She sounds a young dog who is under stimulated both mentally and physically, and who is probably bored out of her mind while simultaneously bouncing off the walls with pent up energy.

Stepping up the physical exercise is the first step. Huskies were bred to run, hard and fast. Labs were bred to spend hours in the field working birds. A walk every two weeks just doesn't cut it. She needs to get out every day. A half hour walk is nothing to a high energy dog. Playing on the yard with a flirt pole or playing fetch are both good options.

She also needs way more mental stimulation. Multiple short training sessions a day will help take the edge off. One of the most exhausting things my dogs do is nosework, where they are trained to find certain odors (it's like the training police bomb or drug dogs do, only for legal stuff).
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