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Puppy Stop Chewing On My Shoes!

Feb 5, 2008
Every puppy loves to chew and they will chew on anything they can get their little puppy teeth into. Puppy owners know all-too-well that puppy's chewing can cost big bucks as you try to repair damaged furniture and replace your personal belongings. With a few simple tricks and some basic puppy training tips, you can keep your puppy's teeth out of your things.

Everyone is entertained when watching a playful puppy chew on a sock. That puppy-tail wagging as they do that little puppy-growl, chewing like crazy until that sock lies in itty-bitty pieces on the floor. Thing is, puppy suddenly becomes a lot less entertaining when it is YOUR sock he is chewing on, doesn't he? One of the largest costs incurred by puppy owners is from replacing chewed up stuff. It never fails, puppy will chew the most when you either aren't looking or you aren't home.

Stopping puppy from chewing is a process that starts with puppy-proofing your home. Puppy needs boundries so try and keep him confined to parts of your home where he can't get into too much trouble. Puppies are like little children - you wouldn't leave your toddler unattended - don't leave your puppy unattended, either. Plan to buy a baby gate to keep your puppy from wandering around the house without being watched.

Keep your valuables and collectibles out of puppys reach. Coffee tables need to be free of magazines, books, and yes, even the remote control. Store these things in higher places where puppy can't reach. Don't forget, if your puppy gets a hold of marbles, coins, or other small objects, he could choke while chewing on them! Be sure these small things are picked up and out of puppy's reach at all times.

Puppies get so excited at times and when puppy is excited, he chews - a lot. This is puppy's way of releasing his pent up energy. Keep in mind that your puppy doesn't know when he's done something wrong unless you tell him. When puppy does chew on your belongings, resist the urge to spank him. Good puppy owners know that their puppy has chewed up something, that he may very well be responding to your behavior. When you leave and make a big deal out of it, puppy will get all worked up. Puppy doesn't know the proper way to release his excitement, so, puppy chews.

Get your puppy a chew toy or ten. When he must chew, at least he will chew on something that is meant for chewing. Nylon rope puppy toys help to clean puppy's teeth while he is releasing his emotional energy.

The best way to help your puppy stay calm is for YOU to be calm. Resist the urge to broadcast to puppy that you are leaving. When you come home, forget the fanfare and be as calm as you possibly can.

Puppies are so adorable and can be very excitable animals. The very excitement that makes puppy adorable also makes puppy chew on everything in sight. To help stop puppy chewing, stay calm around your puppy as much as possible. With consist effort on your part, training your puppy to only chew on his puppy chew toys will be obtained.
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About the Author: Russell Brown is a long-time puppy lover who shares all his free puppy training tips and puppy housetraining tips at his blog.
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