The owner’s task is to convey to the dog what is possible and what cannot be eaten by it. Instinctively, the puppy does not have this knowledge. Initially, he believes that he can nibble on absolutely everything, including household items. Shoes, socks, books, upholstery, wiring, wallpaper – everything that is within the reach of the puppy falls under the “distribution”. Therefore, the first tip to you:
Start by clearing the area before your puppy crosses the threshold of your home. It is advisable to remove from the reach of the puppy all the things that he can bite. The time of such a forced “quarantine” is up to six months! Lock the shoes in the cabinets, lift things from the floor higher, where the dog cannot reach, use plastic boxes.
Talk with the children that it is now especially important to clean up toys from the floor after playing. After all, a curious and active prankish puppy appeared in the house! Keep your dog out of the bin and its attractive contents can be especially dangerous for your pet! Do not forget about the important “little things”, which, perhaps, you don’t have a habit of putting away into the far corner – remotes, telephones, etc. They often find themselves in the midst of dog pranks.
It is important during the game with the puppy to categorically stop attempts to bite a person. If the dog just tried to bite his hand, stop playing immediately. It is advisable to scream sharply, to make an angry face (even if you were not at all hurt!).
So the dog will simply and clearly learn the inadmissibility of such actions.
The puppy is essentially the same child, so the smaller it is, the less time it should spend alone. Try not to leave the baby for a long time alone. If there is no other option, then try to protect the puppy for the duration of your absence – put him in a special puppy arena or close it in the room in which the floor has already been “cleaned” from excess items. Just do not forget to leave your child with some safe toys that he will chew in your absence.
Remember, we said that a puppy can begin to nibble things in the house from boredom and excess energy? Give her a way out! Joint games and active walks are very useful for the physical and psychological health of the pet. Do not be lazy to load a puppy!
For three months of age, the duration of walks should be about 20 minutes two to three times a day, and gradually it needs to be increased. An adult dog should have two walks per day, each hour.
Remember to find time to train your puppy. Start with two lessons per day for 10 minutes, carefully increasing this time so as not to tire the animal. It is important to conduct training on the positive!
A dog that receives the necessary physical and intellectual stress in its free time is more likely to sleep, and not to nibble your things!
The first step should be to choose the right toys that the dog could chew on. Never choose toys that look similar to what your dog should not chew on. If you give her old shoes or clothes, the dog will not be able to understand the difference between them and new shoes and clothes.
Do not let the puppy chew your shoes. If the puppy squeezes your new shoes, then you will be to blame, because you did not remove them on time. All shoes need to be cleaned in a closet or in plastic boxes because they smell strongly of you and a puppy yearning for loneliness is nothing sweeter than biting them out of great love for you.
Buy a bunch of chew toys for your puppy. Buy your puppy a variety of special safe chewing toys for puppies, such as dried skin bones, rubber toys, rope toys, etc. All of them are good for speeding up a puppy’s teeth shift. If the puppy is reluctant to chew on the chewing toys or bones you bought, try lubricating them with a little malt extract, a piece of meat or a liver for a tasty smell. Try to change the types of toys or bones more often so that they do not become boring and bored with the puppy.
A rag or towel frozen in a refrigerator can be a good way to relieve puppy pain. Give him such a toy – let him chew and freeze pain at the same time. Put some toys in the freezer before giving them to your dog. This will not only create an attractive structure for the dog but also soften the sensations of teething.
There are special sprays for applying to various things so that they are not bitten by a dog. If the puppy shows a persistent interest, for example, in your furniture, then in the pet store you can buy such a spray to prevent chewing in dogs.
The spray has an unpleasant odor or taste for dogs, but it is imperceptible to humans, and it is very convenient to spray it on furniture legs. However, the spray does not work on all puppies and dogs, but it’s still worth a try.
Tip 8. Play more with your puppy on the street. Puppies love to play different interactive games. This is necessary for their mental development. Most dogs love to play sporting. Throw him a toy, let him learn to bring it back to you and give it to his hands. Buy a ball or a flying saucer for playing with a puppy. In addition, street games contribute to the good physical development of the puppy.
“You can’t!” And “Well done!”. If you see that the puppy is chewing on your thing, then in a strict voice say to him: “It is impossible!”. Do not yell too much, otherwise, you may shock the puppy. Take away the thing and give him the one that he can chew, for example, one of his toys, and when he takes it, praise him: “Well done!”.
You can only say “It is impossible!” When the puppy is directly engaged in chewing things, otherwise he will not understand what your “It is impossible” refers to. Therefore, punishing a puppy after he quit chewing a thing is pointless.
If a puppy chews on furniture (not to take out all the furniture from the house), then you need to warn him: “You can’t!”, Then take him away from the furniture, give him his chewing toy and, when he takes it, praise him. If you are patient and persistent, then, in the end, the puppy will realize that he can be nibbled and that he cannot.
Special exercises. Put your item on the floor and a chewing toy or bone next to it. Pretend that you are not looking, for example, take a book and read. If the puppy comes up and takes your item, then take it from him and say “You can’t!”. If the puppy chooses his toy or bone, then praise him. Repeat this exercise with your various things.
The only way to wean your dog to bite things is to catch her “at the crime scene”. Be sure to stop her with any team or loud voice. If she obeys you and leaves the thing alone, give a special toy. If the dog begins to bite the toy, be sure to praise it.