How Do You Stop A Dog From Chewing On Things?
How do you stop a dob from chewing on things? It is normal for dogs to like to chew. But if your dog is becoming destructive around the house, chewing on furniture, carpets or other unacceptable items, you need to do something about it. The first step is to identify the cause of the behavior. If your dog is a puppy, chances are he or she is chewing to relieve the discomfort of losing, cutting or getting used to new teeth. This will pass, but in the meantime you will want to keep him in restricted quarters — especially when you are not around — and give him one or two really good chew toys. If the chewing strays to unacceptable items, tell him “no” but end on a positive note by giving him his chew toy and praising him. Another common cause of destruction from constant chewing can simply be boredom. Exercise you dog. Your dog needs to run every day and mental exercise — like training sessions — are wonderful ways to wear out your dog by making him THINK! A tired dog is not bored and