Possible reasons why puppies chew and how you can stop it
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The whole planet is a chew toy for puppies. Puppies, like infants, are discovering the world with their mouths. Unfortunately, their discovery is not limited to their own toys. Your shoes, furniture, children’s toys, and everything else in your house are a fair game for a teething puppy. But unfortunately, your puppy can chew stuff that could hurt you. You can avoid the aggressive actions of your puppy, but it takes time and regular training.
So, why your dog chew?
Often, chewing is an everyday activity for puppies and dogs and serves various functions, such as strengthening their jaws and alleviating anxiety. Like babies, puppies feel pain when teething, and gnawing or chewing on items brings some relief. Boredom is another explanation for why puppies are chewing. Dogs are social animals and require stimulation for their mental health. If you don’t exercise your pup sufficiently or give it enough one-on-one time, you can seek attention by chewing wrong items.
How can you stop your dog from chewing?
There are not many medical problems other than teething that make a puppy chew stuff, but it’s worth a trip to the vet to be sure. If the vet gives your puppy a clean bill of health, there are many ways to keep your puppy from damaging your house.
Reinforce proper behavior
Keep in mind that your dog should not have the full run of your home until they are thoroughly educated. Many people prefer to use the kitchen because it’s easier to clean spills on the uncarpeted concrete. Once you’ve settled on the places where your puppy will be able to play, take a good look around and start the puppy-proofing. Pick up or shift any items that your puppy can decide to chew. Get down to the dog’s level to see what could appeal to it. Remove or cover all electrical cables, houseplants, garbage pails, children’s toys, and anything else you don’t want your puppy to chew or knock.
Though crate training is generally spoken about in terms of house training, it is also an excellent method to curb aggressive puppies. If you can’t keep your puppy under control, crating can keep your puppy and home safe. If you don’t have a crate, the dog can be confined to a small, puppy-proof space, such as a bathroom or kitchen.
Buy toys for your dog
Chewing helps puppies to ease the discomfort of teething and to relieve boredom. To avoid your puppy from falling into the habit of improper chewing, make sure you give it a lot of healthy stuff to chew on. Toys that work well for puppies are rubber toys with a hollow middle, stuffed animals with squeakers inside, and nylon bones inside. Avoid the use of bones, hooves, and antlers of animals. But, consult with a veterinarian before purchasing toys.