3 Golden Rules To Stop Your Dog From Chewing

3 Golden Rules To Stop Your Dog From Chewing

September 30, 2021

Simply put, dogs love chewing. It comes naturally to them as a puppy during the teething process. But how do we prevent this habit from transferring into adulthood? 

Here we lay out the 3 golden rules to put an end to the habit.

Chew Toys

Make sure your dog has something he or she is allowed to chew. Always ensuring your dog has something they are allowed to chew takes a little attention away from your best shoes or the new sofa.

Dogs may chew for fun or to relieve stress and reduce boredom. Giving them something to chew and rewarding them when they do so will help your dog understand what he or she is allowed to chew.

Natural Calming Products

Often separation anxiety may lead to chewing or destructive behaviour. The good news is separation anxiety can be reduced and even cured.

It’s always a good idea to schedule an appointment with your vet if your dog suffers with separation anxiety as they can advise on ways to reduce the stress and also ensure this behaviour isn’t a symptom of a more serious problem. 

As commonly used by vets in waiting rooms as a relaxation technique, the scent of lavender can work wonders. We also recommend taking a look at our natural calming range which can be used both in the home and on the move.

Our Natural Calm Lavender Diffuser set can be plugged in and left switched on continuously at home. As a dog’s scent of smell is many times greater than humans, our discreet scent will help your dog relax without changing the fragrance of your home.

We also offer a Natural Herbal Spray which can be sprayed onto your pet’s bed or in the car 10 minutes before travel to help them relax whilst on the move.

Anti - Chew Spray

A bad tasting, repellent spray is a sure way to put an end to those unwanted chewing habits.

If something is particularly bad tasting, this reinforces chewing the item to be an unpleasant experience meaning the sprayed item is less likely to be chewed again in the future.

Within our training range, we stock a bitter tasting apple spray which speaks for itself. Don’t leave those new shoes to chance, give them a spray or two!

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