We used to give it to him as soon as he entered the house, but I've been watching a lot of Cesar Millan, so now we wait until we've poked him in the neck with a good "TCHHHHT!!" or two to settle him down. I'm not really much of a Dog Whisperer - more of a Dog Shouter, but I'm learning.
we have reached the bottom of the ice cream tub he's really good, he gets ice cream:
Poo Woo also has ONE TOY that he hasn't destroyed in the 4 1/2 years he's been our dog - his Squeak. Hard to see here, b/c of his protective posture.Eventually, he MUST sit on my lap. He is NOT a lap dog.