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How to Stop Your Puppy from Chewing Your Furniture and Belongings

Destructive chewing is quite a usual problem in young dogs and results from the fact that puppies use their mouths as a way to explore the world around them. Chewing is a normal behavior for puppies but it becomes objectionable when it is aimed at the things in your home such as your shoes, furniture, or even your hands and feet. If destructive chewing is not rectified quickly then it can lead to considerable destruction of your personal property, medical issues in your puppy, and the slight destruction of the human-animal bond. A reliable veterinarian can help you make the best choices for your furry friend. If you want to stop your puppy from chewing your furniture and belongings, here are some of our top tips to help you out.

Hide Chewable Items

Keep in mind that prevention is critical, so make certain to hide all of the things that your puppy can get into his mouth. Even the things that may look to be out of reach may be reached by a strong-willed dog. Some examples shoes, children’s toys (specifically small toys that your puppy can choke on), clothing items (such as socks and undergarments) plastic bags, medicine bottles and containers, wallets and purses; and anything else. Make certain that you do not let your puppy go into the bathroom without supervision, due to the fact that there are a considerable number of objects there that you do not want to get chewed and strewn all over your home. This can even count items that are in your wastebasket, and even rolls of toilet paper. Make sure that you spend some time storing expensive objects such as jewelry in areas that a puppy cannot reach like a closed closet, dresser drawer or cabinet.

Prepare a Chew Toy

If your dog attempt to chew on one of your furniture or personal belongings when you are around, just keep him from doing so and re-direct him to an appropriate chew toy. It can be a great to have stuffed chew toys or dental chews in Ziplock bags placed in convenient areas around your home so that you can quickly have one whenever necessary. Many puppies have particular times of day when they are more likely to chew, so you can be sure to curb this behavior from the very beginning if you choose to give your puppy an appropriate chew toy at this time of day. Ensure that you are aware of your dog’s activity level and and make sure to track its weight and adjust based on what you see taking place.