Have a dog with a chewing problem? Here are three important strategies to implement when teaching your dog to chew appropriately:Read Now
1. Prevent your dog from making chewing mistakes by finding an appropriate confinement area for your dog. If your dog, can't get to your shoes or phone, he does not have the chance to create a bad chewing habit.
2. Provide a variety of appropriate chew toys. Invest in at least 5-10 different types of chew toys. A few favorites are the Kong, Nylabones, Bully Sticks, fleece or rope toys, and Busy Buddy bones.
3. Teach your dog to make good chewing choices by offering rewards/praise when they make the right choice. This lets your dog know he is doing the right thing. Remember, dogs repeat behaviors that are reinforced.
CPDT-KA and Animal Behavior Consultant