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Hi, my name is Patch
I am a Female - spayed Bull Terrier.

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Last updated on Wednesday, Aug 27 2014
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HAPPY TAIL
Hi, my name is Kenilworth Baby
I am a Male Domestic. I have found my new home.

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Last updated on Thursday, Aug 14 2014
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HOMED
Hi, my name is Susan
I am a Female - spayed German Shepherd X. I have been Homed.

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Last updated on Friday, Aug 29 2014
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DOGS OF DOGTOWN SA
SHEENA
1 of 15
Last updated on Friday, Jul 25 2014
Sheena’s my name and I’m the style and sass of Dogtown SA. Sing it with me: What you want. Baby I got it. What you need. Do you know I got it? All I’m askin’ is for a little respect! R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me!” Sheena is our glamazon wonder woman: intelligence, agility and stylish swag on four legs! This single momma raised a litter a beautiful puppies and bounced back ready to take on the world. Sheena has learnt to be a bit discerning about the company she keeps (you need to be pretty special to be part of her inner circle), but the loyalty and love she shares with those she trusts is well worth earning. Sheena strives to please and adores showing off her smarts on the training field. Sensational Sheena longs to be the only four-legged family member in your life. So if you’re ready to share your life with this tenacious beauty don’t delay, email adoptions@barkingmad.co.za today!
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JUSTIN
2 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 26 2014
Justin is one or DogtownSA’s quiet middle-aged gentleman. He can often be seen lying on his verandah observing the comings and goings and all the hectic excitement of the youngsters around him. Justin, like all the dogs at DogtownSA looks forward to going for his regular walks and interacting with all his human friends who constantly remind him just how handsome he is. He enjoys the company of his two fellow younger furries and will generously offer them tips on how to elicit tasty treats from the numerous visitors that come by to see him. Justin has been at DogtownSA for a considerable amount of time and would like nothing better than to find a forever home where he can continue to practice his laid-back casual but wise lifestyle. He would be very willing to show his “forever” family his love and appreciation especially if frequent walks and fun games could also be part of his new way of life lavishing them with many kisses in return. If he could have a fellow furkid or two from DogtownSA to join him it would complete his lifelong dream!
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KANSAS
3 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 09 2014
Ok peepsicles, I don't know why but I have been here since I was a wee puppy and somehow I have been overlooked. My caregiver tells me I'm beautiful and there should be families clamoring to adopt me but they always seem to want a puppy or a mature dog. I seem to be at an age where I'm too young or too old. I'm appealing to you all to look at me and see I am just a girl standing in front of a human asking you to love me. I love walks and to play games, so I'm hoping to be a part of a family that wants a dog to go jogging with and to have fun in the garden. At the moment I live with the crazy that is Tristan and he's a handful, so I'm hoping if there is a furkid in the family that they like to play and also know when to just chill. I'm trying to teach my roomie that at the moment but he seriously does not have an off switch.Soooo if you would like to come and meet me please email adoptions@barkingmad.co.za. To know me is to love me <3 * Unable to adopt Kansas? Then please show your love and support by SMS’ing DOG to 38919. Your donation will go towards caring for the dogs of Barking Mad’s DogtownSA. SMS costs R10, all SA networks.
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LENNOX
4 of 15
Last updated on Wednesday, Aug 06 2014
Howdy Doo - I’m a newbie on the block at this very special 5 star hotel called DogtownSA and am a bit of a cool fur-dude. My name is Lennox and I live in a very special little house with a veranda where I can sit and watch all the furries go by and see all the coming and goings every day as the other furries go on their walks. But I think I am extra lucky as I have the best view of people when they first come to visit and when I see them coming down my street I put on my Mister Cool face and wag my little tail inviting them to come by and say hello. When I first arrived I was rather shy of new humans but I have such great carers at this hotel that I really do enjoy all the attention I am getting and understand that humans are great peeps. One of the best things is that they all come by and give me lots of their yummy treats and biscuits that are in their bags. My favourite part of the day is going out on my walks with my carers and at first I was a little unsure of the harness that I wear but after the first time I realized it was so cool and I looked very handsome and can honestly say I love every walk I have. I get very excited when I see my carer or a volunteer coming towards my “pad” with the harness and know we are going out. I try very hard to behave properly as well when my carer puts on the lead cos I know it is not good to pull and with the yummy treats that she gives me it is very easy to be a “good furry”. When we go out we also stop on the way and do exercises and I get ever more treats and cuddles which is just the bestest thing ever. I really do enjoy learning new things and my carer also gives me fancy toys that have food inside and I am getting quicker at working out how to get the yummy food out. I am really much happier than I have ever been at this special “town” but I do have a forever dream that I would love to be able to continue learning and training with my own forever family and make you very proud of taking me into your home and lavish all my love and attention on you forever.
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TOM
5 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 12 2014
Well this is a little embarrassing. When my sister and I came into the centre we were inseparable, so bright sparks at the centre decided to call us Tom and Katie as we were a young happy couple. Well look how the human Tom and Katie ended. Facepalm. I'm really hoping Katie and I wont fall out of love, even though she bosses me around alot, I still love her to the moon and back. Before we came to the centre we were kind of just like ornaments in the back garden with a bit of food thrown out now and again :( Since coming to DogtownSA we know that's not how life is supposed to be but we still eat our food quickly just in case.It took us quite a while to trust and love humans but we love them sooo much now, especially when we show them our good manners because then we get treats and cuddles, whoop whoop. Ok, back to why I'm here Katie and I are looking for a pawsome family that will love us dearly and help us to learn how to live in a house with them as we have sadly NEVER lived in one or had a loving family :( Could you be the pawfect family for us, please contact adoptions@barkingmad.co.za. We really don't want this Tom and Katie to end up in splitsville so we are hoping for a family where we can go together :)
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RUSTY
6 of 15
Last updated on Friday, Jul 25 2014
My name is Rusty and my life was less than ideal up until a short while ago. I was constantly being ill-treated by some members of my owner’s family, then fortunately, at the point where things had become so unbearable my life changed as my owners had to sell and move to a flat. This gave me the opportunity to be rehomed and without me realizing at the time, finding a new place to live at DogtownSA has turned out to be the bestest thing that has ever happened to me. I must say, initially I was extremely wary as well as suspicious of all the attention I suddenly started receiving, as I was not used to humans showing me much affection or giving me yummy food. At my previous place I had not had regular dog food and definitely not nearly as tasty. I very soon learnt that the human affection was sooooo cool and another great treat was being taken out for great walks and regularly going to a large play area where I was able to run around off lead, play ball and games with my carer. I also practice and show off my obedience skills that I am learning, as well as going over agility equipment and it is such fun being able to do this and not worry that I might have done something wrong and get punished. When I do these exercises I get spoilt with yummy treats and cuddles which I am love. There are times as well when I get to meet other furries in the play area and that is also great fun. I just have to remember not to be too excited at first and jump too high for joy so I am learning to take the games a wee bit slower until the other furries get used to my playful ways. I really do love being at DogtownSA and being treated so well but my dream would be to find my own forever family. We could all go to doggy school together and continue to learn more obedience skills. I promise to make you very proud of me and be your forever special furry. I will be so pleased to lavish all my love and affection on you every single minute of every day.
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BOBBY
7 of 15
Last updated on Thursday, May 15 2014
“They call me ‘Bobby the Kid’ round these parts: furry outlaw that lives on the fringes of fun *wink wink*. As a graduate of the school of hard knocks, I’ve seen the dark side of life, and after arriving at DogtownSA I sure aint looking back. I may be a little rough round the edges, and walk with a bit of limp, but the humans here say that’s just part of my swagger. I may have started from the bottom, but things sure are looking up. These humans keep reminding me that I’m master of my destiny” After having to fend for himself on the streets and mend a broken leg without veterinary help, Bobby finally found his way to love and support here at DogtownSA. While he has a lifelong limp, joint support supplements and plenty of DogtownSA love and support ensure that this furry doesn’t miss out on any of the fun. With a keen eye for tomfoolery and mischief, Bobby loves woofing around and is always up for a game with the other pooches here at DogtownSA. After a rough start, Bobby is learning everyday just how awesome humans can be (he thinks they are just too easy to con out of yummy treats, all he needs to do is sit ?) With a little patience, love and guidance Bobby is destined for great things. Are you ready for this furry bandit to steal your heart?
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FOXY
8 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 05 2014
Foxy is our olde worlde charmer. If he had lived a couple of hundred years ago, he’d probably have featured in a Jane Austen novel, right next to the handsome hero. He is beautiful, shy and sensitive, and seems to have been made for a gentler, more gracious, world. Foxy has travelled a rough road to get to where he is today, and he really enjoys his piece of prime real estate at DogTown SA. He just loves to watch who is coming and going at the shelter, and throw in his two cents’ worth. As long as there is a fence between him and people, Foxy is happy and confident. Foxy does have a shy side which you will meet when you first go into the run, but do not worry, he will soon warm to you especially. if you have a brush in your hand and are going to spend time smarting him up and making him look even more handsome for his galls. Foxy is an older cross-Shephard who loves other canine company, preferably girls, and lots of walks. Although he has recovered well from severe health issues, he still needs a little bit of extra caring. * Unable to adopt Foxy? Then please show your love and support by SMS’ing DOG to 38919. Your donation will go towards caring for the dogs of Barking Mad’s DogtownSA. SMS costs R10, SA networks only.
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MEGAN
9 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 08 2014
Hi there peeps out there – my name is Megan and I’m not sure if you know but that is a very popular Welsh name for girls. I am sorry to say I don’t have the lovely singing voice that is associated with the Welsh people but I will be happy to make up for it with my love and attention that I have an abundance of bubbling inside of me for my forever family. I used to live at another rescue centre and was sad because I never had many humans coming to visit me and I was never given the chance to show off my very attractive features, cos I have heard it said that I am rather attractive looking furry!!! (Hehehe) Then suddenly, out of the blue a miracle happened and I was brought to this very special 5 star hotel called DogtownSA. To begin with I had no idea of what to expect and was very nervous and apprehensive of what the future might hold for me but as I settled in I knew I was going to be safe. Now I have very special carers who come and talk to me, sit with me and best of all take me for walks. I get so excited that I find it difficult to contain myself and have to do lots of extra jumps for joy in my run just to show off otherwise I think I will burst with happiness. I know I have to control this and my carers are being very gentle with me so that I learn how to behave correctly. They give me suuuppper doopper treats for being calmer and I really do like them so I am making good progress. My carers are also helping me to learn that pulling is not a desirable behavior while out walking but I am really trying to walk at heel and understand that all the lovely smells and things that I want to investigate soooo quickly are not going to disappear and by taking it a little slower and with the good instruction I am receiving I will soon be happily trotting along at my walker’s side. I also get a huge reward for this from my carers which is a yummy handful of treats so I am just the luckiest furry there is!!! One of my other favourite things is my breakfast in the morning as it comes in a rather big looking egg-shaped device and I have great fun getting all my food out of the holes at each end. I love these types of toys and have great fun pushing it all over my little garden. My dream is to once again live in a forever home with a family, where I would be their only furkid and I can lavish all my love and attention on them and show them the new found skills I have learnt at DogtownSA.
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Xavier & Zillia
10 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jun 10 2014
Xavier and Zillia, two 6 year olds, brother and sister, pedigree German Shepherds need a home. These two well trained dogs are kept in a tiny enclosure and have no human contact or stimulation due to the owner relocating overseas. They desperately need a home with an owner who will give them space to roam, and some TLC. It is preferable that they go together. The female, a long hair (the photo attached however is short hair as she was recently shaved), has been sterilized, the male, short hair, is unsterilized but will be neutered upon adoption.
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JACK
11 of 15
Last updated on Friday, May 09 2014
Jack the Lionheart reigns supreme in the hearts of his caregivers here at DogtownSA. Jack is master of his destiny and after overcoming a life of neglect is ready to live a life better tailored to his regal personality. This little terrier’s curiosity and machismo knows no bounds; Jack is always ready to head out on a crusade to save the world from the dull and dreary! Chivalry is definitely not dead; ever the ladies man Jack has won the heart of many of a furry maiden here at DogtownSA. For all his bravado, Jack loves few things more than sharing some cuddles with the humans. Blessed with such a bold personality, Jack does well with humans that are able to captivate his spirit of adventure and offer plenty of guidance and positive outlets for his outlandish endeavours. While Jack the Lionheart’s reign at DogtownSA is filled with fun, he hopes that someday soon he can be King of his very own castle. Are you ready to be the next royal family? * Unable to adopt Jack? Then please show your love and support by SMS’ing DOG to 38919. Your donation will go towards caring for the dogs of Barking Mad’s DogtownSA. SMS costs R10, SA networks only.
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TRISTAN
12 of 15
Last updated on Monday, May 19 2014
Well I'm what you would call a pocket rocket. I might be small in height but I am a compact body of fun and love. I am on the go go go and I love to play ball and then stop for a quick cuddle session. I tend to like bigger furkids as they are strong and like to play rough and tumble plus they play a really good game of tag your it :) Although I'm small I'm not particularly fond of small humans they tend to freak me out a little but we are working on this at the centre. I had a bit of a bad experience in my past with a domestic worker so I'm really not keen to share my home with a domestic worker either. Geez I sound like a real fussy pants but honestly I'm not. I'm just looking for a very particular home. If there is an oke out there who likes to get home from work, play a quick game of ball in the garden before kicking back and watching the game on tv, then I'm your boy :) You cant be a lazy bum and you need to enjoy keeping your pad clean yourself. I know there has got to be a dude out there that fits my credentials. Let my secretary know at adoptions@barkingmad.co.za
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JERSEY
13 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jul 07 2014
Hi my name is Jersey and my dream is to find my forever family who maybe already have one or two furries of their own and would like to add another one. I currently live with two boys and we play all sorts of games together for most of the day. Some are quite robust and even rather noisy but it is because we love running around our garden and letting off steam and of course we have to tell all the other furkids at DogtownSA just what fun there is to have when you have fur-buddies and I do like showing off just a little bit. I think it is really because I know how lucky I am. You see I was rescued from Alexandra township and I am sure my life would have been very different if I had not been lucky enough to have been brought to DogtownSA. I have to admit I can get a little bit too excited but Justin, one of my current furries is very good at stopping me from getting too silly and I really respect his maturity so quickly stop before there are tears. We all go on walks together with our carers and volunteers and often we are able to go to the play area where we all run around off lead and spend time running and chasing the balls and on and off the agility equipment and having more fun than I ever thought would be possible. Whilst I have been at this wonderful “town” I have learnt some basic obedience skills and enjoy getting lots of yummy treats for doing my exercises which my carers have taught me. I would love to be able to continue learning and training with my forever family and make you very proud of taking me into your home.
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PATRICK
14 of 15
Last updated on Tuesday, Jul 15 2014
I am adorable. So I have been told. I have the cutest little wrinkles on my forehead and my nutty trainer kisses them and tells me she just can’t help herself because I am SO cute! I am compact and cute – you can’t beat that!!! I have to say that I have two names, as Patrick is SO formal, so I am also known as “Pudding”. I live with “Porgie” and “Pie”, aka George and Zack – and us three “dogskasteers” rule our run. I have absolute faith that out there is a special person who will see that I am indeed as sweet as Pudding and as noble as my name Patrick suggests. I am both loving and strong you know – like all guys should be. I may be a little short, buy I am taller than some dogs, so I don’t let that get me down. Come by and kiss me soon.
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EBONY
15 of 15
Last updated on Monday, Jun 30 2014
When you arrive at DogtownSA you will hear a lot about me and my “special man – Duke”. You see, I am a very pretty girl and Duke is the furry I live with and he has a reputation for having the most irresistible “furgal” on the block!!! Weelll I am his “gal” . I love to romp and play and he and I spend many hours running around in our garden, pulling out our blankets and having games of tag and guess what he lets me win!!!! All the other DogtownSA furkids can see us and wish they were playing too. The others looking on make such a noise cos they are so jealous of our antics and I know they would love to swop places. When we are lying down next to each other chilling after one of our walks with our carers or volunteers who are just the bestest angels at the Hotel DogtownSA, I tell him stories about my previous life which was really very difficult. He just listens and gives me a lick and a smile. I was living on the streets for many months and trying to find caring people and food was not easy. My life changed when such a special person from DogtownSA came and found me and even though I was very nervous I came with him and arrived back at this very special Hotel DogtownSA. With the help of such loving and caring peeps I soon learnt to trust once more and knew I was going to be safe and never have to be scared again. It is just so cooooollll here cos our carers come and sit with us and ask us to do little exercises and for that we get treats!! Then best of all is I get to have my tummy rubbed and I really love that. I never thought such a wonderful thing could ever happen to me as people had never touched me like that before. My other favourite thing is going on walks with my main man “Duke” and our carers and I do have to admit I get very excited and sometimes want to get a weee bit too far ahead too quickly, but my carer just gives me a gentle reminder and a cuddle and then I slow down. So all you awesome peeps out there, if you have a guy furkid who loves to play and romp and is looking for a pretty lady, please let’s get together and meet. For those of you who don’t have a furry friend, maybe you would be able to take Duke and I together and make all our forever dreams come true and we will make your life complete.
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DAILY STATUS
URGENT HOME NEEDED
Last updated on Thursday, Aug 28 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, Bella is a 12 year old jackrussel/ foxterrier mix female that is urgently looking for a new retirement home. Her current owners are imigrating to canada and leaving on the 4th of September. If they cannot find a home for her they are going to have her pts. She is maybe a old lady but is still very energetic and loves going for walks.
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LOST AND FOUND
Last updated on Tuesday, Aug 26 2014
Dog Town
LOCATION - CAPE TOWN, This is Jane a little female JR stray that was handed in at Tygerburg Animal Hospital on 15th August from Protea Heights area. She is over 10 years old, her hearing is not good and she has some arthritis in her back legs. She is being looked after by the Adoptions department at our BELLVILLE branch. She has a lovely warm bed in our office and is quite happy for now. Please help us network her so we can find her owners.
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URGENT APPEAL - Benoni SPCA Open Day - ongoing
Last updated on Wednesday, Jan 22 2014
Dog Town
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BARKING NEWS - theres an amy on my stoep
Last updated on Thursday, Dec 05 2013
Dog Town
There’s an Amy on my stoep!
by Luke

 Amy was found abandoned in August 2010, aimlessly wandering around with no clue where she was or how to find her way home. It is presumed her previous owners no longer wanted and dumped her on the side of the road. Amy was picked up by a kind samaritan and brought to DogtownSA; she was very wary of people and snapped and growled when she was approached or touched – this lady needed to be rehabilitated and her trust in humanity restored.
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FUNDRAISING - Winelands Dogs Charity Auction - 2/9
Last updated on Sunday, Aug 24 2014
Dog Town
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EXPOSED - SCAM TEACUP
Last updated on Wednesday, Nov 04 2009
NEW SCAM - BE ALERT!!!
Please can you put on your web site the current scam on teacup terriers, they say that they have moved to Botswana and just need the airfare to ship the puppy over. Once you have dep the money, they need more money for quarantine, This is big, I lost R3000.00, and found another three operators on gum tree, all basically saying the same thing.

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EVENTS & FUNDRAISING
 
Featured Event:
Saints Charity shop
Event Details
Last updated on Monday, Mar 18 2013

Remember to pop on down to the SAINTS charity shop with any of your good quality 2nd hand stuff and help us raise much needed funds. Also a great place to shop for some awesome gifts at fantastic prices.
The type of items in demand are good quality 2nd hand clothing and shoes, household goods (linen, towels, plates, decor items) working pc’s, radios, TV’s, 2nd hand cell phones etc..

And DVD'S they are currently the best sellers so if you have dvds in your cupboards gathering dust, get them on down to the shop :)

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SPONSOR A PET
Hi, my name is COCO
I am a Female - spayed Collie Blend. Would you like to sponsor me?

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Last updated on Monday, Apr 28 2014
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PET TIP
CHEWING
Chewing is a normal and natural thing for young puppies to do and it’s needed to maintain the health of your dog’s teeth. To dogs all objects are possible chew toys. Dogs also chew to relieve anxiety and boredom. After all there are only so many things pup can do to keep him or herself entertained, while you are not around.

When a pup lives with a human, it is the human’s job to teach him what’s OK to chew and what’s not OK to chew.
Chew training a puppy usually takes 1-3 months, and there may be times you can’t actively supervise his activities.

Always set up pup for success, when you are not around and mistakes can happen,
Confine your pup to a comfortable safe area; such as a single room this must contain a comfortable bed, a bowl of water, a doggy toilet (if not yet housetrained), and 6-7 freshly stuffed chew toys. These chew toys must be the only things available to chew.
In this environment your pup is training himself to chew toys and these chew toys will become much more desirable for your dog to chew as opposed to carpets, shoes etc.
We confine pup to prevent your dog from chewing inappropriate items around the house and to maximize the chance of a chew toy habit developing.
Praise, praise, praise each time your pup chews something right. REWARD good behaviour IGNORE bad behaviour.

Your dog will learn to settle down and entertain himself with his chew toys as soon as you leave in the morning, and he will probably search for chew toys when he wakes.

Chew toys should be indestructible and no consumable.
Examples of chew toys: Kongs, sterilized long bones, hooves that can be stuffed with treats.
Squeeze a piece of liver in the small hole of the Kong, fill the rest of the hole with part of his daily meal (if kibble moisten it first) and then put the Kongs in the freezer.
As the food thaws, it starts to fall out and this reinforces your pup to play with the chew toy, which in return will release more food. What fun.
Until your pup is fully chew toy-trained, feed all his meals from chew toys, or hand feed meals as rewards when you notice your dog is chewing a chew toy.

If a mistake ever happens, it’s your fault. Don’t shout at the dog especially if he is no longer chewing your new Jimmy Choo he will not relate your ranting to the new chew toy he found on the floor.
All he’ll learn is “when you come home, I get punished.”  Making him more anxious and more likely to chew even more worrying about your arrival home.
If you catch pup in the act of chewing your new shoes, offer him a yummy chew toy in exchange for the shoe. This will also teach pup to release stuff you ask him for. If you just snatch the shoe off pup he will learn that when he sees you approaching while he is chewing down on his new found toy, you are going to take away his toy and fun and he will learn to run away or even worse develop a chewing habit in private.
Happy Training.

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