Furniture, shoes, socks, purses, wallets, cellphones and remote controls are some of the things your dog could chew while you’re not looking.
Your pup chewing on things he or she shouldn’t is a very common problem. However, we have great news!
There is a solution to destructive chewing.
With a little training and simple preventative measures, you can keep your dog from chewing on inedible things.
Why some dogs chew like to chew things when left alone?
Chewing is a natural in dogs, and it has been that way since the very beginning.
The act of chewing, especially on something hard, helps keep their teeth clean and jaws strong.
But, this ingrained habit becomes problematic when it becomes destructive and inappropriate.
One reason a dog is lonely, bored, anxious or stressed, especially for breeds that have a lot of energy to expend or separation anxiety.
You can learn about some general behavioral attribute for different breed types by clicking here.
If your dog is high energy or has significant anxiety issues, it is best to make sure you take your dog for a lengthy walk, run or other activities to get them to expend their energy.
Additionally, teething puppies use their mouths to explore their world just like human babies do.
This is inevitable for all puppy breeds. You’ll need to “puppy proof” your home to keep dangerous objects, chemicals and certain foods out of their reach.
It is crucial you take the necessary precautions to direct their chewing behavior to appropriate items to prevent inappropriate chewing.
What can my dog chew?
Below are 7 things your dog can chew on:
Natural dental chews accompanied with training and positive reinforcement from you, you can stop destructive chews habits to save your belongings and enjoy the fun with you furry friend!