Love your dog, but also love your material possessions. Sadly, your canine will not find your possessions to be as important as you do. If it can be chewed, it will be. This article contains smart tricks and tips which stop excessive chewing.
Make sure your dog is up and active often. Just like humans, dogs can become bored easily. A dog without interest in what you’re doing is more difficult to train. A dog that is happy, and gets the attention that they crave, will be a better behaved and attentive dog. Go on runs or long walks together.
Do not reinforce any negative behaviors accidentally. Avoid giving them any rewards they haven’t earned. This includes things like petting them when they jump on you at the door.
Before you begin training your dog, you need to establish yourself as the alpha. Put yourself in an authoritative position, so that your dog knows to obey you. When walking with your dog, always walk first, never let your dog lead, as this is the leadership position.
Whenever you’re training your dog, be sure and use the same vocal tone when giving commands. This lets them know you’re serious and that they must obey. Your dog needs to understand that there is a difference between the tone you use to discipline your dog from the tone you use to give an order.
One command that should be taught early to a puppy is “leave it.” This teaches them to drop something and step way from it. This simple command will get them to stop chewing on household items or furniture, and can keep them away from dirty or potentially dangerous items outside the home.
Exercise your dog at least an hour everyday in addition to its regular potty breaks outside. When your dog gets enough exercise, training sessions are usually more effective and produce faster results. A dog that gets to exercise and have fun will be much easier to manage.
The bottom line is that you must prevent the dog from chewing your belongings. Your dog, then, will be less likely to be injured, and you will not be as frustrated (plus you’ll save money). Utilize the excellent advice provided above, and you can have a well-mannered dog in no time.