Do you frequently get home after a hard days work to find your lovely cushions torn to shreds corners of your brand new carpet torn up and bite marks because pricey table you stored for many years to have the ability to manage? I will allow my Shih Tzu puppy, Ozzy, allow you to find a way to prevent dogs chewing. He will explain why puppies chew and let you know exactly what dogs like chewing gum and how to prevent your puppy chewing furniture!
WHY DO DOGS CHEW?
Hi, my name is Ozzy and I have only had my very first birthday. I used to chew over my mum’s carpeting and there is still a large hole at the corner of the dining area, oops! We chew because when we are puppies aged between 14-28 months old, we are tired and by aging things, it is helpful to soothe our teeth and loosen them throughout our teeth. This permits our ‘baby teeth’ to drop out to ensure our ‘big teeth’ came through. Additionally, it strengthens our gums and teeth.
After we are about six months old, and for another 18 months, then we wish to research! Infants use their hands to research, puppies and dogs use their mouths! We wish to learn what everything tastes like. Dogs have already been doing so since the beginning of time, it is in our nature to chew! Destructive chewing could be an issue though so you have to determine how to prevent it quickly!
Here is the clever bit: When we think, it triggers a chemical release of endorphins that calms us down. Chewing helps alleviate tension and anxiety. It makes us feel better, it does not automatically indicate that we are worried or nervous if we think.
SO WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP DOGS CHEWING?
If it comes to chewinggum, it makes no difference to people whether it is a costly couch or a pole which we have picked up in the backyard. We’ve got no feeling of value, we are puppies for goodness sake! We want you to educate us what is ours and what is yours. We want you to provide us things that we are permitted to chew. If we have nothing to chew that is ours, then we will only choose the first thing we could lay our teeth (your couch, table ). To prevent your puppy chewing furniture, let us understand what we could chew! If you provide us a classic shoe to chew, we are likely to believe we have consent to chew over all shoes!
The very best thing you could do is provide us 4 or 3 toys (all different shapes and textures) to perform. Kongs are excellent, each dog should get one! They are rubber toys which you may fill with snacks (marmite, biscuits, cheese, meat) and they provide us hours of pleasure trying to chew over all of the yummy treats! Be certain that you get one appropriate for dogs first though. Nicer than the usual leather couch daily! Other fantastic items to consider are rawhide bones and rope tugs.
To prevent your puppy chewing furniture, anti chew spray on a deterrent on it, such as sour apple spray, yuck!! When a thing has that on it, then it is possible to ensure that us dogs will probably be quitting chewing gum that!