How can I fix the dog-eaten portion of my bedroom door?

Tena Carpenter
by Tena Carpenter
My dog ate the bottom portion of my bedroom door. Can I fix it? how to? or is it best to just replace it?
  4 answers
  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jul 04, 2018

    Hello Tena, yes I believe it will be easier to replace the door, they’re not terribly expensive. Having the impressed paneling would be difficult to repair along with the wood grain.

    We recently replaced our flat hollow core doors with these pressed six panel doors and the cost was not so bad, a real wood panel door solid -runs about $100 or more These doors are 1/3 of that cost or less.

  • Emily Emily on Jul 04, 2018

    I would replace it with a solid wood door, if you can. Restoration businesses usually carry these. If you keep the door shut wouldn't it be more difficult for the dog to get a "purchase" on it?

  • Tena Carpenter Tena Carpenter on Jul 04, 2018

    No not this dog. She has passed away over the rainbow bridge. I have greeved for her and now it seems like time to repair her damage to my home. This door was shut, tied,and blocked. She ate the wire I tied it with. She ate the doggy day care ( plastic play pin fir kids) I had the door blocked with. So simply shutting the door was done redone and done again.

  • 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.