Since his neutering Max (9 months) has turned into a very high energy dog and the lack of suitable outlets has led to bad habits (mouthing, nipping, stealing from pockets, grabbing things just to be chased, etc).
I give him 2 x 30 min walks a day. He's much, much better when he's able to chew on toys but he uses his molars and goes through toys faster than I can replenish.
What is a suitable natural chew? Rawhide? Bones? Bullwinkle?
He's already had one of those soggy square rawhides and that led to vomiting (and a trip to the vet).
Dr. Marie replied:
I'm glad to hear Max is healthy!
I would agree with you that we need to find him an outlet for his energy.
Another thought...if it's doable for you: I have a client with a crazy lab and what they do is take him to doggie daycare at PetSmart 3x a week. He plays insanely with other dogs for 8 hours and is exhausted (and very well behaved) for 2 days!
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