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How do i stop my dog from chewing?

If your dog has a chewing problem, it is important to get to the root of the problem. If there are certain things the dog favors, try spraying those items or areas with bitter apply, Tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper. However, training your dog to stop this behavior and chew the appropriate items is a better, more effective alternative. When you catch the dog chewing, say a firm “No” and replace the inappropriate item with a chew bone or toy. Praise your dog when he chews the toy.

Never give your dog old shoes, slippers or anything you don’t want chewed. A dog has no way to know the difference between a good item and the one you gave him. Maybe your dog needs items with your scent on them – put chew toys in the laundry hamper for a day or two before giving it to your dog. Provide puzzle toys to chew on with special treats inside. If your dog is kept busy with appropriate chew items, it will be too tired to stray. Always remember a lot of praise when the dog chews the correct items. When home with your dog, be sure to provide ample exercise, play and quality time with you. 

 

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