Dog chewed hole in side of the house

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Old 05-16-15, 06:14 PM
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Dog chewed hole in side of the house

My dog has major separation anxiety and I left her outside one day. She chewed a hole in the side of the house next to the back door, I attached a picture of it, I don't need it to look perfect but I wanna get it filled/patched up so it looks pretty close to normal.

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Old 05-16-15, 07:36 PM
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Do you know what type of siding that is? It seems to me that there will be more holes to patch in the future. Have you thought of that?
 
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Old 05-16-15, 07:54 PM
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Bad dog! Bad!

Looks like you need to replace 2 pc of siding. Your bottom piece doesn't match the others, so... What he chew through is hardboard (masonite) siding. You can still buy variations of that type of siding in most lumber yards. It commonly comes in 16' lengths x 12" wide. You can rip it on a table saw to whatever size you need.

The bottom piece of siding looks like either Hardiplank cement siding or maybe LP smartside. They come in predetermined widths... 8 1/4" (7" lap), 7 1/4" (6" lap) etc. Siding is pretty cheap stuff. I don't think I'd worry too much about the hole in the sheathing (but you could tape it, or foam it or cut out a small 16x16 piece and replace it.) Looks like some kind of foam. Bet that tasted good.
 
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Old 05-17-15, 01:51 AM
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Trade the dog for a cat. I have never known of a cat chewing into the side of a house.
 
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I once had an AKC Irish Setter who chewed the corners off of our kitchen cabinets, the window sills, the wooden legs on a kitchen table, and the handle on the broiler of the kitchen range (among other things).

Then he chewed a hole into the top of the head of a Golden Retriever with whom he was left during the day (and who preferred to sleep while waiting for his masters to return home from work).

Then he was given away to a family with 9 kids. He was house broken . . . . he just broke the house.
 
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Trade the dog for a cat
I would trade the dog for a pet rock.
 
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Old 05-17-15, 06:38 AM
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That would also work but you wouldn't get much interaction with the rock.

Squirmy is the most rambunctious cat I have ever known and even he doesn't chew on the house. Yeah, he's back after an eight month hiatus.

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How did you get him to pose like that? It looks like he wants to be a movie star. Anyway, no pets for me. Here's a quote from a former coworker, who is now an ancestor. "Pets don't bring any money, then just take money out"
 
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Old 05-17-15, 08:47 AM
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How did you get him to pose like that?
I'm also known as "The Cat Whisperer".

Honestly, I just took the picture and that is how it came out. Sometimes I get lucky, most of the time not so lucky.
 
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That reminds me of a woman whom I know. She has a 2nd house in Texas & the house was shifting quite a lot. Some contractor went to the house & told her to be quiet. He was the house whisperer. She didn't hire him.
 
 

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