How to control those 5 bad dog behaviors

4 – Chewing Inappropriate Objects


Naturally, dogs like to chew objects; it is a kind of technique used to explore the environment around them.  The strong oral senses help them explore these objects.  It is also a behavior to relieve boredom or stress, and helps maintaning clean teeth.

When you catch your puppy chewing inappropriate objects such as your shoes, as many dogs like to do, redirect it to chew another item which is more appropriate, like a toy. Then reward it for choosing an acceptable outlet for this chewing behavior. You can ask your vet about safe chews for your puppy.