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How To Stop A Dog From Chewing


Dogs have to chew like humans, but they chew the wrong things sometimes and we don’t need them to be chewing at all times. They should chew on something soft and safe to strengthen their teeth. Puppy chewing is an important part of the teething process. Even adult dogs chew on things for their pleasure and if they are bored. It is a way to release excess energy in things like papers and carpet and the fabric right off the couch. These are some way to stop a dog from over chewing and getting them away from things they shouldn’t chew on.


To start with, make the house very dog-friendly with dangerous items to environment. Put stuff away out of their reach when the puppy is out of its crate or when the dog is roaming around the house freely. Stick out an appropriate chew toy instead, and not just one toy, but multiple toys. If the dog tries to chew on something they shouldn’t be chewing on, jump in and lead them to the right toy to chew on. Have them scattered in places just in case. Note that dogs will go chew crazy at specific times throughout the day, so time it right to give the toy when they crave to chew on something.


Another way is to use sprays that will keep the dogs away from certain things. It isn’t chemically dangerous, but just a scent that will give a bad odor for them. It is a psychological way to make them know that a certain place isn’t good for them to be around anyway. It is correcting their surrounding environment, meaning the house. Various types bitter scents or specialized mats that isn’t really comfortable for them to stand on can be set.It is a training like getting children to know to stay away things that are too hot or dangerous for them to stick their fingers and tongues in, like an electrical outlet or an oven.


Exercise is an easy to get dogs to stop inappropriate chewing. A tired dog will simply go to sleep. It is good for them (and us)and creates the chemical endorphin to calm them. They will always have energy to do something and lounging around won’t cut it. But finally, there is the possibility they could be having separation anxiety. One may not know it, but a symptom is excessive chewing, especially if they are not puppies.


Owners can look at dog training guides for more information, but be aware some ways to cut down on chewing is actually the wrong things to do because they constitute animal abuse. Besides that, they don’t work anyway. Managing their chewing behavior is important and can be a nuisance, but it can be handled, even when they are alone. Toys and exercise are the easiest ways to get them to kick the habit, but other factors are in play to fix the problem.