Your Puppy and Inappropriate Chewing

Your Puppy and Inappropriate Chewing

Puppies explore their world with their mouths. And there is a time when your puppy is teething and chewing is comforting and helps relieve his pain. Thus you may not complete eliminate your puppy’s inappropriate chewing but you can minimize it until your puppy outgrows this undesirable behavior. Start by setting up a puppy-safe area where he can stay when you can’t supervise him. However, don’t leave him in this area alone for long periods. Clear your home of items you don’t want chewed and put them away and out of reach. This includes shoes and clothing, books and important papers, toys and sculptures, among other personal belongings. When your puppy is exploring your home, redirect him to a squeaky toy or chew bone if he starts to chew on furniture, woodwork or any inappropriate item. Don’t yell at your puppy or punish him while he is learning. Learn more from your vet Marietta, GA.


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