Have you ever gotten home from work and walked into a mess of shredded toilet paper and the head of your dog’s favorite toy ripped off? If so, you’re likely wondering how to stop your pup’s destructive chewing. It is normal for puppies to chew and misbehave as they learn what is and isn’t acceptable, but this bad habit needs to be controlled as they grow. Our team at Bonne et Filou has compiled a list of tips on how to stop your dog(s) from their destructive chewing.
Engage In Playtime Often
Our first tip is never to let your dog stay bored for too long! If your pet doesn’t get enough mental stimulation or physical exercise throughout its day, it may turn to destructive chewing as a form of self-entertainment. If you don’t have many dog toys that your pup can play with on their own, give them a toy that they can chew on instead of your brand new pair of shoes. We recommend the White Peace Sign 7” Rope Dog Toy that's hand-tied and dyed using non-toxic vegetable dyes. Not only will this toy keep your pet from getting in trouble, but it will clean their teeth, too!
Use Chewing Deterrents
Puppies are known to take a bite out of life in a big way, which includes exploring the corners of the couch, your favorite shoes, and the fluffy pillow on your bed. Curb any unwanted chewing behaviors with Earth Bath Pet’s Green Apple No Chew Spray! Just a few sprays of a chewing deterrent on their favorite chew spot can keep them from their mouthy behaviors. For any worried pet owners, this spray is safe for dogs and puppies over six weeks old, according to Petage.com. For more tips and other thoughtful dog training ideas, follow @dogrelations_nyc!
Supervise Your Pet
Not everyone can keep an eye on their dog 24/7, and they shouldn’t have to. We understand that for working puppy parents, it can be a struggle to train your pets properly. Luckily, Humanesociety.org has just the right idea to help. According to their website, keeping your pet on their leash while you’re home with them will allow you to keep an eye on your pet as they learn the house rules. When you’re unable to be home with your dog, it is essential to designate a space specifically for them with water, food, and toys that are safe to play with while you’re away. Take it from @iloveleoandcoco_, who has a dog house that’s so adorable we want one of our own!
Catch On to Chewing Habits
If there are certain times of the day that your pet starts to become devious, there is something you can do about it! Try to give them a mental exercise during this period like the Fable Falcon Toy. This interactive dog toy features multiple treat cavities for independent play, while the complex shape creates added feeding, tugging, treating, and rolling functionality. There are many different mentally stimulating toys available on the market, so once you’ve gotten wise to their chewing habits, you can have peace of mind that you can replace the couch cushions with an indestructible dog toy.
Dog-Proof the House
For curious pets that are nipping at the bud to get their mouths on, well, anything they can, we suggest dog-proofing your home or apartment. This way, your precious pup (and sometimes royal pain in your butt) can’t get to anything they don’t need to. For example, putting any kitchen cleaners, chemicals, or other toxic supplies up high and out of reach of your pet can ensure they don’t make themselves ill. A suggestion from American Humane is to check all of the spaces that your vacuum or other items can’t fit into, but your pets can. If there is something potentially dangerous for your pets to chew on, it’s best to remove it.
Chew On Bonne Et Filou Macarons
If your pets need something to chew on, why not give them a Bonne et Filou macaron? Replace unwanted behaviors with a hard, chewable treat that will have them begging for more. We offer individual packs and bundles in an array of flavors. No matter what your dog likes to destroy, we can assure you they’d prefer to break into a box of French-inspired dog macarons.
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