Puppy Chewing Problems

Young dogs, including puppies for sale in San Diego, are bound to have chewing problems at about four to seven months. Note that this stage is as normal for young dogs as much as it is typical for them to wag their tails and be cute.

The key to dealing with puppy chewing problems does not rely on trying to stop it but rather on properly managing the situation. Much like babies, they explore new things with their mouths too. Moreover, it is normal for them to get bored, lonely, frustrated, and anxious.

The most common cause of puppy chewing, however, is teething which can be very bothersome for them. The act of chewing eases the pain and discomfort that puppies experience during teething since it stimulates feel-good chemicals that help mellow out the soreness.

Pet owners should puppy-proof their home. Keep items like clothing, shoes, books, and other similar objects out of the pup’s reach.  Also, give him his own chew toy that he can focus on. Experts suggest having several toys that can be given to the puppy on rotation to keep him interested. If an owner catches the pup chewing something he shouldn’t chew, a stern “No!” should follow and then give him one of his toys.