5 Steps To Stop Your Puppy From Chewing

>> 5/5/09

Does your puppy or dog chew? Chances are it does. In this article you will learn 5 tips I use to stop puppies chewing. You'll never have to worry about your favourite pair of running shoes again!

The first thing you need to do is to get your dog checked out by a vet. Sometimes puppies and dogs chew due to underlying medical reason's, we need to make sure that everything is ok with our dogs before proceeding with this training.

Chewing is one of the most important phases dogs go through, it shouldn't be banned totally, all you should be trying to achieve is to teach your dog what can and what can't be chewed. You also need to teach your dog about items that are dangerous to chew - such as power-cords etc.

The "No" command is the easiest thing you can use to teach your dog what can and can't be chewed on. Tell your dog "No" in a firm way anytime it starts to chew on something it shouldn't be. Then remove the item from the dog in a slow but authoritative manner. If your puppy resist, squirt water in its face and then take the object.

Don't rush up to get the object from your dog as it will think you are playing. Slowly walk to the dog and remove the object it's chewing. For objects that can't be moved, consider using a spray deterrent such as bitter apple spray.

The idea is not to destroy your dogs chewing aspirations. You should encourage it to chew on chew toys, bones and crunchy biscuits instead of your shoes.

Some puppies and dogs may resist when you try to teach them not to chew. If this is the case, be cautious as your dog may turn aggressive on you.

Use the tips mentioned above to train your dog what can and can't be chewed. In time and with a little persistence your dog will know exactly what she should and shouldn't be chewing.

5 Steps To Stop Your Puppy From Chewing by Craig Clemins

About the Author:

Learn more about how to stop a dog chewing and read a fascinating review of the top selling guide to stop dogs chewing - the guide is called "Secrets to Dog Training" and is written by Daniel Stevens.

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