Stopping Your Dog’s Chewing Problem


These days you find that many dog owners are taking their dogs or puppies to a dog training school. In these dog training classes, many new things are learnt and many of the aspects are successfully overcome. Unfortunately, one of the aspects that do not go with the classes is chewing.

The reason why it is usually quite difficult to get over the chewing problem in dog training classes, is that the dogs usually do not find themselves anything to chew on or to destroy during the classes. So, if you belong to the group of dog owners who has been to the dog training classes, and are still looking for something to help you deal with the chewing problem, then please go on reading.

These types of dog trainings can be useful for dogs that are both young and old. Many people believe that this type of dog training is mostly meant for puppies. However, many a time it has been observed that older dogs might also need this type of training since they enjoy chewing away, when their owners are not around!

To begin with, you must first understand that all dogs tend to chew, since they need to chew. So firstly, you need to ensure that you have a number of things that are acceptable for your dog to chew on. Now by keeping all the chewing toys for your dog in one place, you may begin your dog training program.

This would help your dog recognize this area as his spot for chewing on the toys. Therefore doing this is absolutely essential for your dog training to work. You may even have a special “toy box” for keeping these toys for your dog.

During the training of your dog, you must never thrash or beat your dog if you find it chewing on something it is not supposed to. Instead, if you want your dog training to be a success, you should praise your dog for chewing on something that it is allowed to chew.

It has been observed that if you want a better response from your dog, then positive praise and positive dog training can be really helpful. So, if you see your dog chewing on things that it should not have been chewing on, then reprimand it verbally. The only punishment required fore these types of training is your tone of voice.

You can also do train your dog by putting a taste deterrent on those items that you do not want your dog to chew. This is known as “bitter apple” and is usually available at all pet stores.
These dog training methods are most effective, and are sure to teach your dog not to chew on the things that you do not want it to chew on. As long as you follow the basic aspects, your dog training should be quite simple and easy.

You will find that dog training can actually be quite fun and satisfying, of course as long as your favorite&’s things are not chewed up! All you need to do is stay calm and not lose your patience, and you are sure to be successful.