Destructive Chewing Habits
Some breeds of dogs are naturally destructive when bored. The good news is they can be trained as they are are highly motivated by treats and they love to play. Give them a treat toy filled with treats so that they can channel thier energy on the treat toy.
Teething is a natural stage every owner must go through with their puppies. Your job is to train them to chew and play with approved objects. Give them only one toy or and one chew at a time. Try toys rotation. Too many toys and chews given will only confuse them and worsen the situation.
Monitor them closely whenever possible. And if they are aiming at your shoes, clap your hand loudly and say ‘No' firmly. When you reprimand them, you are playing the role of a pack leader. And if they ignore you despite your commands, grip them from the scruff of the neck like how the mother dog picks up her pup, say ‘No' and put them down.Puppies learn by repetitions. With continuous training they will kick the habit in a matter of time. Note: Hitting your pup inspires fear. Dogs chew help to relieve anxiety and kill boredom. Hitting backfires: your pup loses trust in you, it may either become too submissive or aggressive. Worse, your pup may become even more destructive as it may associate punishment as an acknowledgement. If your belongings are already destroyed, your pup will not comprehend the mistake. Ignore your pup. Put your pup in a room and tidy up. Do not let your pup watch you while the mess is cleared. You wouldn't want them to think you are appreciating their creation.Confine your pup to a small area whenever it is home alone. Give your pup a treat or chew to get it associate confinement as enjoyable . In the confined zone, settle your pup with a comfortable bedding and allow an urine tray in another corner for convenient elimination. Remember to always give your pup a chew to keep it occupied just before you or your family leaves home. A treat toy filled with treats can ideally helps your pup channel its energy when home alone.