Chewing is a simple and normal behavior for dogs. But it’ll be called as destructive behavior when he will chew wrong things.
So you need to try some interesting and tricky methods to discourage him from chewing the wrong things.
I am going tell you some secrets about this which will help you a lot. So don’t worry at all because only by following these easy techniques you can modify your dog’s chewing behavior.
Find Out the Reason of Chewing: The first thing you need to do is to find out the reason behind his destructive chewing. It is really important to know what the causes are because there is definitely one reason behind every behavior.
So if you find out the reason it’ll be easier for you to resolve the problem. There are many reasons of this destructive chewing behavior and it varies from young dogs to old dogs.
Sometimes young dogs chew to relieve the pain of his incoming teeth. And old dogs chew to keep strong their jaws. Destructive chewing can also be the cause of separation anxiety, boredom, hunger etc.
Create Dog Proof House: First you need to make your home dog proof. That means you should keep all the things in their exact place like put your books on the shelves, shoes in the closet, dirty laundry’s in the hamper so that he cannot touch them.
By doing this help him to correct his chewing behavior. You can also offer some eatable things to him to chew like rawhide bones, pig ears, pig skin rolls etc. which will keep him busy for a long time in chewing.
You can also give him a puzzle toy filled with something delicious and he is really going to love this. But you have to know the exact time when he loves to chew and that time you have to give him the chewing objects.
Give him Interesting and Chewable Toys: Since this chewing behavior is normal for dogs then you can give them some attractive and funny toys for chewing. But by giving toys to chew your responsibility is not end.
You have to teach your dog that what things are appropriate for chewing and what are not. And for this you can do many types of things.
But whichever method you apply you need to be gentle and affectionate to him. You have to teach him in humane manner.
Make the Things Taste disgusting which your Dog loves to Chew: You can also discourage this chewing behavior of your dog by spraying chewing deterrents on the inappropriate objects that your dog’s love to chew. When he will go to chew the things you have sprayed he will find the taste of that thing very awful.
And next time he is not going to even touch that object. You need to always supervise him all the waking hours. When you will see him licking or chewing something you shouldn’t yell him at all. Even you shouldn’t say stop.
You just need to go to him and remove the item from his mouth and give him something that he can chew that means something which is appropriate for him to chew.
Then praise him a lot so that he can distinguish the difference between which thing is for him to chew and which thing is not.
Always Try to Keep him Happy: One thing you also need to supervise that your dog doesn’t face any type of situations which will make him upset or put a bad effect on him. Because of this stress he can chew to remove this type of anxiety.
So make sure that he doesn’t have to face this and try to keep him happy all the time. You have to exercise him daily to keep him physically strong and mentally in peace. Do not put a muzzle on his mouth ever to stop chewing. And to be very polite to him.
Above all I want to say that follow the above circumstances carefully and do this attentively and patiently you are sure to reform this destructive chewing habit of your dog. But everything is not possible to change overnight. And don’t expect too much too early.
Since this behavior is normal for dogs it’ll take time to correct this. But don’t be tensed because these methods are proven so you are going to become succeed for sure. You just need time and to teach your dog’s these methods accordingly.