Here at Applause Your Paws we frequently have clients ask us how to get their dogs to stop destroying things in their home. Although there isn’t just one solution to fix everything, our expert dog trainers have several ways of helping with this issue.

The main reasons why dogs become destructive are:

  1.  Your dog is bored! Dogs need EXERCISE. Remember, a tired dog is a happy dog. Your dog not only needs to be physically exercised, but mentally exercised as well. Training your dog, walking your dog, and taking dog training classes are great ways to tire your dog out mentally. We offer our Dog Park Hour on wednesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm for only $3. This is a great way to exercise and socialize your dog at our indoor air conditioned dog training facility.
  2. Your dog needs to be taught what is good and acceptable behavior in the house and what is not. With proper training, your dog will learn how to relax and settle down in your house as well as what is OK to chew on and what is not. We offer many private packages to help you and your dog with your specific behavior concerns.
  3. Your dog needs acceptable things to chew on! Here at Applause Your Paws we give our Board and Train dogs KONG toys stuffed with peanut butter or canned dog food to help keep them occupied when they are inside of their crates. This is a fantastic way to keep your dog busy and help them enjoy their time inside of their crate.

Dogs are working animals, they were bred with a job to complete. Huskies were bred to pull sleds, Labs were bred to retrieve fowl, Border Collies were bred to herd sheep! When your dog doesn’t have a job to do, they become bored and decide to find their own job. It’s YOUR job as a doggie parent to give your dog his own job. Something as simple as playing a game of fetch, or for some dogs taking an agility class, will suffice. Our certified dog trainers are here to help you give your dog a job and to curb those destructive behaviors. Contact us today for more information.


Need help with your dog or puppy in South Florida? Our facility is located at 4423 SW 74th Avenue, Miami FL 33155 just off Bird Road and the Palmetto (826) expressway in the Bird Road Art District (BRAD). In addition to our bootcamp we offer puppy training classes, group classes of obedience, competition, agility, frisbee, rally, rally free, tricks, nose work, reactive dog class and much more! We are open 7 days a week so we encourage you to stop on in and meet us. If you want to see our bootcamp in action feel free to pass by Monday-Friday from 9-5PM, which is when we’re working (training!) camp dogs. We teach affordable group classes in the evenings with qualified, certified dog training instructors. For more information you can reach us at 786-529-7833 or email us at We train positively and believe that you don’t have to be RUFF to teach your dog stuff. We are Miami’s expert dog trainers. We get results!

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