Are you the proud new parent of a puppy? Are you thinking, “Help! My Puppy Won’t Stop Chewing!”? We understand all the obstacles that are involved with settling in a new pup and thought we’d discuss the common issue of chewing. It’s important to understand what the root cause of the chewing is; not only do teething puppies chew, but older dogs suffering from separation anxiety can also pick up this bad habit. Here we discuss a few ideas to help with the problem…
1. Puppy Teethers
It is important to provide your new pup with a good quality puppy teether that will help with the teething process. Playtime will also keep your pup entertained and help with their development and learning.
2. Dog Repellant Spray
A dog repellant spray is a good option for both puppies and adult dogs. Our Get Off Spray can be used on any soft furnishings or other areas of the house that you wish to deter them from. Not only good for chewing, but helps train pets not to foul indoors or other areas too.
3. Dog Chew Toys
It may be that your adult dog has a tendency to chew, in which case a good quality chew toy is a must. The Classic Kong is one of the most popular options, they even have an extreme version for heavy duty chewers, but we also love the Gnosher toys which are flavoured like chicken and bacon so will keep your puppy entertained for hours. Chew toys will help keep your puppy out of mischief and stop them from chewing your soft furnishings.
4. Give Them Plenty of Exercise
The cause of your pup’s chewing habits may well be boredom. Provide them plenty of dogs toys to play with and give them lots of exercises to keep their minds active. Exercise produces endorphins in your dog which will help calm them.
5. Make Sure it isn’t a Case of Separation Anxiety
Chewing and other destructive behaviours can be a sign of more serious problems. If you suspect your pup’s behaviour is due to separation anxiety, you should make an appointment to see your vet.
Whatever the problem, there is always an answer. It’s important not to panic; all dogs will have a tendency to chew at some point. It’s just a matter of finding the root cause and training as required. Provide plenty of toys and activities for your dogs to keep their minds active and you shouldn’t have too many problems.
If you have any further questions about this or any other topic, do get in touch. We are always happy to help as best we can.