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Why does my dog chew the crotches out of clean and dirty underwear? 

Hi Dr Ant and Dr James
My 6yr old Maltese X (Roxy) is constantly chewing the crotch out of my 19yr old daughters clean and dirty underwear and swimmers, and more recently she has started chewing on my underwear. Her habit is very costly as it seems Roxy only chooses the pretty lacey underwear or expensive bikini bottoms. I have bought a laundry hamper without holes in it so she cant pull the underwear through, and Im on my daughters back to stop leaving her underwear on the floor. Im hoping there is a cure to stop her habit because I dont know what else to do.
Regards
Kylie

Answered Wednesday 11 March 2015

Hi Kylie,

 

 thanks for your question, embarrassing as it may be! This is quite a common problem as dogs are often attracted to strong human scents. Even when clothes are clean the scent can still be present and hence your dog's interest.

I would suggest that you keep all the under-wear out of her way, especially the expensive ones!

 

regards,

 

 Anthony and James.

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