Sarah writes:

How can I stop my puppy from chewing everything up whenever he gets a chance?

Dr Jo:

Puppies chew when they are teething, as they need to exercise and massage their gums. Chewing is also how dogs explore their world and dogs will continue to chew on items throughout their life, though perhaps not as prolifically as when they are young.

Rather than prevent this necessary behaviour, it is important to give your pup appropriate items to chew on. Provide a range of chewable toys and edible chews. Vary the sizes and textures of these items and rotate them around so your pup cannot get bored. And best to be as tidy as possible with any possessions that you don’t wish to be destroyed.



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