How to Build Good Chewing Habits In Your Puppy
If you have a new puppy or have ever had a puppy in the past there is one undeniable truth – puppies chew! They are not being bad, they simply have a need to chew things! Their mouths are oftentimes compared to a baby’s hand since both are used to explore the world around them. You can bet if your puppy is able to get at something she will put it in her mouth, chew on it and often swallow it. Many people try to stop puppies from chewing, which really is not fair to them. After all, they were born with the need to chew. So what’s the answer? Teach your puppy appropriate chewing behaviors. You can do this by making sure she has things she’s allowed to chew on and cannot get to the things she should not chew. What puppies learn first they learn best, so if you don’t want your puppy to chew on the newspaper as an adult dog, don’t let her chew on it now, no matter how cute you think it is! Take the time now to teach her what he rules are!
Teach Your Puppy What’s Acceptable Chewing
The best way to teach your puppy what she is allowed to chew on is to keep her environment filled with lots of appropriate toys and chew treats. Here’s a list of great things you can give her to chew on: