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As humans, we often see chewing as a problem that needs to be fixed, or as something that dogs do to get back at us for something. And it’s understandable: inappropriate chewing can be frustrating and expensive to us. But all dogs use their mouths to explore and entertain themselves, and they don’t think of chewing as sending us a message.
The solution lies in teaching them what’s acceptable and providing them with plenty of outlets for this behavior, along with enough exercise and time with you to prevent boredom and frustration. Meanwhile, it’s up to us to keep them from making mistakes – especially mistakes that involve the things we value most, like our furniture!
Until your dog knows what to chew and what not to chew, you have to make it impossible for them to make mistakes.
It will take time for your dog to learn the house rules, so keep your expectations realistic. If your management isn’t perfect and your dog makes a mistake, just take it as a lesson learned and move on.
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