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5 Steps To Stop Your Puppy From Chewing

5 Steps To Stop Your Puppy From Chewing


5 Steps To Stop Your Puppy From Chewing

by Craig Clemins

Puppies love to get up to mischief. Destroying furniture and shoes seems to come naturally to them. In this article I will teach you 5 simple things you can do to stop your puppy chewing for good.

Firstly, get your puppy to the vet for a check up if she hasn't had one recently. We need to make sure there are no medical conditions making her need to chew.

Chewing is one of the most important phases dogs go through, it shouldn't be banned totally, all you should be trying to achieve is to teach your dog what can and what can't be chewed. You also need to teach your dog about items that are dangerous to chew - such as power-cords etc.

The easiest way to teach your dog the items that can and can't be chewed is by using the "No" command. Use it anytime your dog starts to chew on something that it shouldn't. After telling your dog "No", remove the item it was chewing. Should your dog resist giving you the item, squirt a little water in its face and then take the item.

As you approach the dog to remove the item it's chewing, do it in a slow controlled manner. If you move too quickly your dog may get the wrong idea and thing you are playing. If the object is fixed, or large, try spraying some bitter apple chew deterrent to stop the chewing.

You shouldn't be attempting to stop chewing entirely as it is healthy, try to redirect your dogs chewing to items that can be chewed on such as chew toys for example.

Some puppies and dogs may resist when you try to teach them not to chew. If this is the case, be cautious as your dog may turn aggressive on you.

The tips above will work and your dog will stop chewing, all they need is a little practice and patience. Give your dog some time and she will end up mastering them.

About the Author:
Find out more about how to stop a dog chewing and read a fascinating review of the top rated guide to stop dogs chewing - the guide is called "Secrets to Dog Training" and is written by Daniel Stevens.

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