Stop Dog Chewing

Stop Dog Chewing Problems

stop dog chewingEveryone will have to stop dog chewing problems at one point or another! Puppies chewing on things is normal because their teeth ar coming in. That doesn't mean that you have to live with it and say goodbye to your furniture and shoes!

You also have to watch out because your dog can chew on things that might hurt them, so it goes beyond just ruining your things. Don't ever underestimate what your dog will chew on either. If they can get their mouth around it, they will chew it!

So why do our dogs chew on things?

1. If they are a puppy, it is because they are teething.

2. They might have separation anxiety, which usually happens when they don't get to see you very often (due to work, or anything else).

3. They could be bored, lonely, or even afraid.

4. It might be because they crave attention or because they are really excited about going to get to see you.

So whether it's because you cannot stand having everything chewed on or because you don't want your dog to get hurt, you need to stop them from chewing. Don't worry about getting in the way of your dogs instincts either, because there are plenty of suitable alternatives for what you can give your dogs to munch on that will keep that happy and satisfied.

The key is showing your dogs what is ok to chew and what is not.

Preventing Dog Chewing is the Way to Go!

Like all other dog behavior problems, it is so much easier to prevent the chewing issue than it is to correct it later on down the road. Here are some of the things that you can do to stop it from happening.

Stop Dog Chewing Problems Forever

One of the first things that you need to remind yourself is that your dog never chews on things because they are mad at you or they want to make you angry. And they definitely can't tell the difference between expensive things that they shouldn't chew on and dirty old socks that you couldn't care less if they chewed on. You have to teach them that distinction.

Here are some of the things you can do to correct the problem behavior:


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