Today, many of us have become dog owners. The addition to the family can be an exciting time for both you and your pet. But, this joyous time can quickly vanish.
An increasing number of us have experienced, a dog that chews up personal property. The thought of giving it up typically comes when your loving feline begins to destroy and cost more money than you intended to spend. A price cannot be place on a pet dog because it’s a part of the family. But, at times, your mind will go there!
They are expensive to own and the thousands that you will spend on vet visits as well as dog food can add up to a lot of money. The additional cost can drive any pooch owner to scream. The question is did you do everything possible to prevent your dog from chewing everything in sight.
Did you have a dog chewing prevention plan?
Most dog owners don’t think of a prevention plan. You don’t expect this type of behavior. Maybe it’s your first dog or you never had a dog with a chewing problem. What ever the case may be, it is best to prepare for the new addition to the family.
It is never too late to start your dog chewing prevention plan of action. Below are some tips on chewing prevention to get you started and hopefully get your loving pooch to stop the chewing.
Tip# 1: Remove all shoes, slippers, clothing, belts, etc out of the reach of your dog. If he can’t reach, it he cannot chew on it.
Tip#2: Lock the closet doors, pantry, and bedroom doors. If you leave your pooch home alone for a long period of time, lets say for work, it’s crucial to close all these doors. An open bedroom door with shoes, clothing in reach will only entice him to chew.
Tip#3: If you must leave your dog home, make sure your dog as something to keep him occupied. A chew toy works best. You can also have a friend, preferable someone who the dog knows, check on him for you. Or let your friend take him to a dogie daycare for the day.
Tip#4: Crate him! Crate training is required though. If he is already crate trained, then you will want to implement this action to prevent destructive chewing.
Dog owners who implement a chew prevention by using the crate method unanimously agree that crating their dog was one of the best dog chewing prevention technique that really worked.