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How To Stop Chewing Behavior

Posted by Maya Juchtman on

Chewing behavior is the most common issue dog parents experience, and not only is it destructive but it can also be dangerous to pooch. 

First, we recommend figuring out why your pup is chewing, is it because they’re bored, teething, in pain, or anxious? Your pup isn’t chewing on your new shoes because they’re mad at you, they simply don’t understand and need guidance. 

Here are the next steps:

🐶 Dog-Proofing:

Before bringing a dog home, be sure you have put away or removed any chewable items that could be destroyed. 

🐶 Toys & Chews:

The most important thing you can do to prevent dogs from destructive chewing is to have plenty of dog toys and safe chews (like Bully Bunches!) that your dog can ​chew. 

🐶 Teething Puppies:

In addition to providing them with appropriate toys, you can also offer a wetted, frozen washcloth to chew; the cold may help relieve gum pain. 

🐶 Supervision and Confinement:

Until a dog is completely chew trained, he should not be allowed to roam freely around your home. 

🐶 Exercise and Engagement:

Dogs are social animals that need interaction and exercise to stay healthy. A bored or frustrated dog may take out its frustrations through chewing.

🐶 Redirect and Praise:

As soon as the dog is chewing on their Bully Bunches vs your shoe, give him lots of praise.

🐶 Be Patient and Realistic:

Were you perfect as a little kid? Well, neither is your pup, it will take time and there will be a few slip-ups along the way. 

Chews your pups CAN go to town on:

Cow hooves
Cow hooves are a hard and long lasting chew perfect for small to medium sized dogs. Our Cow Hooves are ethically sourced and cleaned to be one of the healthiest alternatives to rawhide. 

Bully Sticks

Our 6 Inch Standard Bully Sticks are perfect for small to medium sized dogs. Our bully sticks are ethically sourced and oven baked to be one of the healthiest alternatives to rawhide. 


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