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How To Stop Your Dog Chewing
Dogs are driven by instincts and learned behavior, not by the same complex reasons that humans behave. Chewing is actually perfectly natural for them, so unlike aggression and biting, the problem can be a bit more difficult to stop completely. They don't chew to get even with you, although often the items they chew are ones that we value the most. Shoes and other leather objects are favored for two reasons:
Wood is also a popular chewing item, and since may chair and table legs are wooden, this also creates a problem for us.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways available to the dog owner to stop your dog chewing. Here's what you need to do:
Preventing the behavior
The key to preventing chewing behavior is to puppy- or dog-proof the environment as much as possible. Removing all shoes, leather items and other items that puppies or dogs might find interesting is important when leaving the dog unsupervised. Crate training or penning the dog in a puppy pen can be a good option. In addition it is important to have a few toys that the dog or puppy can chew on. The Kong or Buster cube toys, filled with a little bit of food inside, can keep your dog busy for hours.
To encourage the dog to chew on the correct items:
Be aware that puppies may engage in an activity known as "mouthing". This is similar to infants that place everything in their mouths to learn more about it. Puppies will mouth, but it will not damage the item. Chewing is more deliberate and will destroy or severely damage the object.
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