What is the best way to fix a wall the dog,has scratched?

I was thinking of doing a board and batten type covering but wanted to know what others have done.
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  • ☘️ TxBella ☘️ TxBella on May 27, 2018

    well you could use spackling then prime and repaint. lol I have a bathroom almost like Yours!

  • 27524803 27524803 on May 27, 2018

    Bead board, wainscoting, board and baton, Venetian plaster... lots of choices..... BUT... first you need to find out WHY the dog is scratching on the wall..... you might have mice or squirrels back there... and he hears them.... something you need to check out.

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    • Martha Martha on Jun 29, 2020

      Training your dog is the only long-term solution, OP.

      I love my dog so much but it constantly did the things that irked me most. It would chew on things that it shouldn’t or jump up and down out of the blue. Whenever I put on the leash, it would pull on it. Whenever it was out of the house, it would continue digging on the ground - I wish I could tell what it was looking for down there. All the things it did left me feeling depressed as if I failed it monumentally.

      But since I discovered Brain Training for Dogs and applied the system offered, it now behaves the way a beautiful dog I always expect of.

  • Ellis Ellis on May 27, 2018

    Beadboard is nice.

  • M. M.. M. M.. on May 27, 2018

    But the real question is, if you put up paneling or board/wainscoting, will the dog scratch that? then the wood is permanently damaged not just with scratches but gouges in the wood. I'd go the spackle and paint route myself, you'll get many repairs out of a few dollars of supplies.

  • Mogie Mogie on May 27, 2018

    Dog could be bored. Does it have toys to play with? Maybe it is lonely and just wants some sort of attention. Even if you put up or fix this it probably just happen again and again until the situation is fixed.

  • Bridgette Larsen Bridgette Larsen on May 30, 2018

    No he is not bored. He doesn't like the UPS, FedEx and mail man!

  • Lagree Wyndham Lagree Wyndham on Jun 05, 2018

    Textured paintable wallpaper, it would be cheaper to replace than wood if your dog is still damaging your walls.

  • Sue Sue on Jun 05, 2018

    Suggest using metal instead of wood for wall wainscoting. Check out home depot or lowes sheet metal or diamond plate (do not use tin ceiling stuff, it's too thin). Possibly a smooth marble/terrazo would work as long as there are no grout lines for claws. I have also seen thick clear plastic Lucite sheets used (approximately 1/8" 3/16" thick) to cover painted/wall papered wall.

  • Dee Dee on Oct 11, 2022

    Home Depot sells a bead board kit, that is pvc and really nice. They also have the wooden kits. I would sand down the scratches, fix with Dap, sand even then prime and paint.

    Hope the dog was not scratching to get out because it was left too long locked up in the room.

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 11, 2022

    Beadboard could be your answer but no matter what you do the dog needs to learn not to damge the home.

    I have two rescue puppies that I got less then a month ago. Be consistent and firm not always loving.