How do I get my puppy to stop chewing on everything?
If you’re a first-time pet-parent or even a veteran pet-parent, trying to get your pup to stop chewing on your favorite pair of shoes or even blankets can be extremely frustrating. It’s important for all you first-time pet-parents to make sure that anything that could be easily chewed on by your new pup is stored away. These could be items you may not even think about. For example: Socks, shoes, jewelry, scarves, blankets and stuffed animals. Rule of thumb is to use your best judgement. If you think your pup could chew an item up-even if it’s a strange item- best to put it away or keep it out of reach.
Meanwhile, ensuring your puppy has a plethora of enticing chew toys and treats will help keep the chewing frenzy at bay on your favorite items. Items like the Kong, where you can fill it with their favorite treat or a rawhide bone that is compatible with your pups age are both great items to keep your puppy happy. Other things like food puzzles and interactive toys can help keep his mind preoccupied as well. During the chewing phase would be a great opportunity to work on some training techniques as well. Commands like “drop it” are a good start. If chewing gets out of control consider talking to your veterinarian to seek advice on other tips and ideas on how to stop the chewing frenzy.