Small wall in a narrow hall

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I'd like to get suggestions on what I can do with this wall that will be durable. My shepherd gets over excited when I get home and her claws scratch up the wall.
Would love any ideas that would be resistant to scratches.
q small wall in a narrow hall
q small wall in a narrow hall
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  • Peg Peg on Aug 20, 2017
    You may want to try this with your dog to break him of ruining the wall more. A spray bottle filled with water. Anytime your dog is doing something you don't want him or her to do, spray the dog with the water in the face and believe me they will associate their behavior with the spraying quickly.
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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 20, 2017
    Something like Formica?
  • Alyssa Alyssa on Aug 20, 2017
    Do you want a temporary fix or a permanent one? For a temporary fix, I would hang a mirror there, but if you need something permanent, perhaps you could tile the wall.
  • Afr28472283 Afr28472283 on Aug 20, 2017
    plexiglass on the wall
  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 20, 2017
    I would get a piece of plexiglass cut to fit, and corners drilled for screws. mount on wall, but you do need to train her.
    I would suggest you crate her while gone. She might have seperation anxiety, and needs a secure place. Give her a blanket, a chew toy. Then go out for like 15 mins, then come in, and gradually build up the time till she realizes you are coming home. You could also get a security camera that works with a cell phone that also has microphone, so you can train her when your out of the room.
  • Emily Emily on Aug 20, 2017
    How about hanging a board covered with sandpaper? If she doesn't mind it her nails will be somewhat "styled" and she can't hurt an old board and some sandpaper.
  • Gracie Gracie on Aug 21, 2017
    i would use tile. Then he can't ruin it.
  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Aug 21, 2017
    Being a dog trainer and multiple dog owner, A Shepherd included :) I would tile that wall. with grain going vertically.
    Plexiglass does scratch and will look like crap in no time. And a mirror ?? HECK NO !!! Dangerous !
    • Sharyn Sharyn on Aug 22, 2017
      Thank you. That is very helpful. Any recommendations on the tile? A preferred brand or anything?
  • Smart Smart on Aug 22, 2017
    Why not do something her scratches wouldn't ruin? Like a rustic barn board wall. Scratched? Not a problem, and the texture might even keep her off it.
  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Aug 22, 2017
    I love the cheapest porcelain tiles from Home Depot.. And don't chose a tile with grains like the new wood type ones. The grooves get really dirty and are almost impossible to clean :) We certainly don't need MORE work !
    And if your Shep is anything like mine? They will do just about anything to be near us. so if tha's all the damage she does? You're ahead of the game !!
    • Sharyn Sharyn on Aug 22, 2017
      She follows me closer than my own shadow. LOL! And yes that is the only damage. Unless you count the guilt from those big beautiful puppy dog eyes. :)
      Thank you for your input! That is very helpful.
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