Be ready to make some major adjustments the first few days you have your new puppy. First, get organized and fully puppy-proof your home, as you would if you were expecting a toddler to come for a visit, because pups are a lot like children, curious and in to everything.
The very best way of puppy proofing your home is prevention. Because your pup will be a lot bigger than any child you have ever known, it is important to make sure nothing that they can bite into is within reach. Electrical cords, cords from blinds and exit doors, TV and VCR cords, and any type of cords from tables and chairs are within reach for your new pup. Make sure these items are not within reach and create a barrier so they cannot get into the trash either.
You should purchase some pricey, high quality chew toys for your puppy from the start. This will be used as a way to get him used to chewing on the toys. This is a good way to deter him from biting into anything that comes within reach, such as expensive furniture. Once you have the chew toys, your puppy is good to go.
You want to discourage your puppy from chewing on human items such as shoes, clothing and anything else that is not a dog chew toy. Buy high quality chew toys that are strong and durable. Not only can they be a workout for your pup, but they will also be a very good method of teaching him the difference between what he can and cannot chew on.
Always have an acceptable chew item available so your puppy knows what he can chew on. This will take some trial and error with your puppy, but it will be beneficial for you and your puppy in the long run. The key is to not give your puppy something that is not a dog chew toy. If you don’t have an available item, they can create their own. It is all a matter of taste.
You can satisfy your puppy’s need to chew by freezer drying and giving it to them to chew on. Another option is to freeze a towel or sock and let them chew on that. There are other non-nyauna dog chew toys available on the market and you should look into them if you have a dog that likes to chew.
In order to prevent your puppy from chewing on household items you need to apply a very strict set of rules to them. If your puppy knows that he is not allowed to chew on shoes, clothing and anything else by the look of the object, it is more likely that he will not have the need to chew. Before you make your home puppy training difficult and uncomfortable for them, you need to understand why your puppy wants to chew and help you understand his need to chew.
If you have discovered some reason your puppy is chewing other than the desired reasons, you need to assume you have a legal obligation to protect your puppy and stay on top of the issue. You have until October to decide if you want to take action. Should you not take action, another day, nothing would stop your puppy from chewing on the leg of your chair or on the arm of your couch.
Here are some basic guidelines you can take a look at to determine if you need to adjust your home puppy training or if the chewing is reflective of a lack of proper boundaries and is just inherent. The primary reason a puppy would want to chew is because they are teething. At this time, they would chew to alleviate that pain. The chewing they engage in is nothing to be amazed about. It is normal, natural and a really annoying habit that usually needs to be corrected.
In one instance, you might be feeding him right and everything would be fine. But the next time you give him a biscuit to chew on, he’ll begin chewing that instead. Was it meant to be or what was behind it? Was it because he was hungry and he didn’t know how to get fed or did he find out that if he gave himself a little something, he could satisfy himself somehow? That last one is very simple to fix. Just feed him in a manner that makes it easy for him to have the required strength in his jaw to chew the food. You could require a lot of hard work from him, but your puppy would catch on real fast.
A chewing habit is not the only thing to be concerned about. Contrary to what you’d like to believe, dogs can develop gum disease and diabetes and become obese and even die. Other things that you might want to look into is fleas, poisonous plants and poisons from the ground. You might find that your dog is afraid of boisterous living environments and might have them attack people when they come to visit them. Don’t forget that they can jump up on counters and tables and while you’re gone for a minute.