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Stop The Chewing Habit

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While it can be a prized Zozo masteredrug, the world is not synonymous with fair and equal principles. To even get close to his prized assets, Labradors must learn to unwind – specially the tail. This is one of the most defining traits of the Labrador breed, but a destructive habit like chewing should be dealt with early on. Chewing for puppies is just like English chewing; they experience greater degrees of teething and will chew on whatever comes in handy. Puppies possess an innate desire to chew on something in order to ease the discomfort they feel.

While it is natural for them to chew on household items, your desire should be to make them refrain from engaging their affections with household items. To do so, you will require diligence on your part – but not overload your patience. Like German Shepherds, Labradors possess a natural tendency to nip. In their canine nature, they consider the act of chewing a perfectly natural act.

How to Protect Your Puppy chin| While your puppy is a hot water and chew machine, protect your possessions from potential damage. Here are a few tips:

o Make sure that you don’t give your puppy the occasion to chew on your possessions. If you have a cherished pillow, sofa, or floor, there’s no need to hire flooring removal contractors when your puppy can just chew through it.  However, with all joking aside, you most definitely have to take precautions such as closing the item away in a closet on the first day and letting your puppy know if he tries to chew it by placing a bad tasting substance on it. Before long, your puppy will get the idea. Be patient yet firm in commanding him to get off the object. Shouting or hitting him at one point won’t stop him but repeating the word ‘off’ will.

o Beware of tempting objects. If you do the unthinkable and allow your puppy to chew on your favorite pair of shoes, you have only yourself to blame. A Labrador puppy has an innate desire to chew. But if you don’t allow him to, then you’re not responsible for his actions. It’s not your role to check his activities. If you want to, then you can train your puppy by keeping out of his reach certain types of items. Bones, for example, are a delicious chew toy but they have to be removed from his reach because they’ll continue to splinter.

o Bury chicken bones and nothing else in the cracks of door frames. Puppies are attracted to the noise and smell of the wood.ending up with a splinter in his paws is quite painful for a Labrador puppy.

o Initiate chewing prevention by hiding select chewable items such as rawhide and other suitable teething items well out of reach of your puppy. In other words, don’t leave your puppy a couple of inches from your sofa.

o One of the simplest and most effective ways to handle this situation is to apply a bitter tastes such as bitter apple, bitter herbs or even Tabasco sauce. Rubbing this on your dog’s chew toy will not only prevent chewing but also distract your puppy from chewing on other inappropriate objects.

o You can also apply a specific deterrent. There are commercial substances available that can be sprayed on whatever you want to prevent your puppy from chewing on. These are extremely safe and non-toxic and will have the effect of making your puppy avoid the chewing behaviour.

o As a last resort, wrap your dog in a towel or bed sheet and then place in the freezer just long enough to make him uncomfortable. The cold will have a pleasurable psychological effect on your puppy and he’ll soon understand that chewing certain objects brings disastrous consequences.