we are having trouble with our 8 month old rottie chewing everything outside and inside!
we give her lots of chew toys and rawhide but when she is alone she looks for anything to chew. we as also have a husky that doesn’t chew anything but what’s given to her .
how do i stop her chewing?
Chewing is a natural, instinctive canine behavior and ALL puppies do it – but there can be a huge difference in the amount of chewing and how intense an individual pup is about it.
Different breeds have differing levels of commitment to chewing behavior, as do individual pups and dogs even within the same litter. Your Rottie obviously has a greater desire to chew than your Husky (and this will be a combination of the different breed characteristics and their own unique temperaments). It’s not a ‘bad’ behavior as such but definitely one that needs to be discouraged to protect your home, belongings… and your pup too.
I’d recommend that you check out this page Puppy Chewing as it has lots of tips and advice on dealing with this problem. At 8 months old your pup should be starting to come out of the peak chewing period, but without the right approach and consistent, appropriate corrections from you she simply won’t understand that this is not acceptable behavior.
The page I’ve linked to above goes into lots of detail on how to deal with this, and in short it involves containment, supervision, correction and redirection. There’s no ‘quick fix’, but with patience and consistency you can teach your pup that chewing on your stuff is not allowed.
Hope this helps, best of luck.
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