Destructive Chewing Is One Of The Most Common Behavior Problems In Dogs And Puppies, And It Can Be Frustrating For Dog Owners, According To A Press Release

In dogs and pups, destructive chewing is a common behavior problem. In many cases, it's a natural behavior that can be directed. It is a sign that your dog or dog is in pain, anxious, or just plain tired. Once you figure out the cause of your pet's destructive chewing, there are a number of ways to get rid of teething pain, stress, and to calm down. Dogs don't chew on inappropriate things because they don't know any better. It's important to know that dogs don't chewer out of spite. It can be very discouraging for dog owners. Before bringing a dog home, be sure you have put away or removed any chewable items that could be destroyed. Move shoes, clothing, books, and knick-knacks to closed containers, closets, or high-stools. Sprays are available that can help repel dogs. The most important thing you can do to prevent dogs from destructive chewing are to have a large number of dog toys on hand. Some dog toys and "chewables" can be torn apart. These can be a safety hazard. Check to be sure the toys or chewables you pick are safe. Until a dog is trained to chew, he should not be allowed to roam freely around your home. Supervise him around the house and when that's not possible, the dog should be confined to a crate or in a room where there's nothing inappropriate to chew. If there's something you just can't seem to keep your dog away from, try applying aversive chemicals like Bitter Apple to the object. Punishing your dog will only increase stress levels and anxiety, which will increase his need to chew . If you find it's tough to manage your dog's chewing, consider taking your dog to a training class. If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. Always consult your doctor for health-related questions. Be Patient and Realistic. In your dog owner's lifetime, chances are he's going to chew something you would rather he didn't. Your patience will pay off. . . .

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