It doesn’t matter if a canine is wild and domestic, all dogs are prone to spending hours chewing bones for this activity helps them keep their jaws strong and their mouth and teeth clean.
However, in most cases merely giving your pooch the right things to chew on might not be enough to prevent destructive chewing.
Our doggos need to learn early in life that some things are not okay to chew, and we need to be gentle and humane while teaching them this. In that name, here are 3 tips on how to reduce and prevent your pooch’s inappropriate chewing.
1. Dog-Proof Your Home
First things first! Make sure you put all your valuable objects away until you are sure your dog’s chewing behavior is managed i.e. restricted only to appropriate items. Make sure you keep your shoes and pieces of clothing in a secured closest, your books high on shelves, your cables hidden, etc…
2. Chewing Toys
In order to prevent your furry-friend from chewing on everything in your home, you must provide him/her with plenty of his own toys, edible and inedible chew bones.
“Pay attention to the types of toys that keep him chewing for long periods of time and continue to offer those. It’s ideal to introduce something new or rotate your dog’s chew toys every couple of days so that he doesn’t get bored with the same old toys.”
3. Chewing Deterrents
You can discourage your dog’s destructive and inappropriate chewing habits by spraying the items with chewing deterrents.
Here we have 4 easy-to make DIY sprays to prevent your pooch from chewing.
Do your best to supervise your dog during all waking hours until you feel confident that his chewing behavior is under control.