Learning how to stop your puppy from chewing can become a difficult chore that will leave you frustrated, especially when they get ahold of your favorite pair of shoes, or they are constantly chewing on you.
If you want to stop your puppy from chewing, there are a few things that you need to understand about them before you just blame them for their behavior.
To begin with, chewing is a natural part of being a puppy. Rather than trying to stop them from this natural behavior, you should work towards redirecting the problem to another source. Get them chew toys and a bone thatthey are allowed to gnaw on to their hearts content.
It is much easier to redirect a problem than to try and stop it completely, especially when the problem is more of a human problem than a puppy one.
Another thing to consider is that certain behaviors tend to instigate chewing, especially when they are chewing on you. This can lead to dog aggression problems later on, so you need to nip it in the bud now rather than putting it off.
But, again, this is a human problem as much as a puppy problem. In order to stop your pupply from chewing on you, you need to pay attention to what you do that instigate it.
Certain sudden movements, or aggressive behavior towards your puppy (even in play) will push them into chewing. Also, when you are playing, if they start chewing on you, stop the activity.
Dogs can't distinguish between play time and not play time. Although they love to play, the habits that they will pick up then will transfer to other times.
You should never allow your dog to play aggressively and chewing is one of the easiest bad habits to break.
When they start chewing, redirect them to one of their play toys, and separate yourself from them.
If the chewing problem persists, you may need to keep them in a kennel until they learn to behave. Crate training can take some time, but is very beneficial in stopping a wide variety of puppy problems, including them wanting to chew on you.
Follow these tips to stop your puppy from chewing, and get them under control. It doesn't take much, but by paying attention to your behavior and redirecting their behavior to an appropriate toy will help you to get things under control.
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The most common reason dogs drag their bottom is inflamed anal gland.
Anal glands are sacs located just below a dog’s tail that collect a fluid from the animal’s body.
Historically, the excretion of bulky feces pressed against the anal sac during defecation and resulted in a natural squeezing out of the waste liquid during elimination.
However with more complete absorption of modern pet foods and correspondingly smaller stools, the anal sac is often not pressed during bowel movements and so periodically needs assistance from humans to “express” or squeeze the over-full sac to remove this fluid. This is an especially putrid liquid so we recommend leaving this task to the groomer, or in severe cases, to your veterinarian. We do provide anal gland expression for free with our Mobile Dog Grooming Services.
Other less common reasons are ringworm, fleas or food allergies that causes itchiness.
Do look out for bleeding, swelling or lump at the anus area as well if your dog start scooting as it may indicate sometime more serious that require immediate attention.
Annual check-up with the vet is a good way to keep them safe and healthy. Early recognition of problem can save your pets life, let’s prevent it rather than cure it!
By Sylvester (The Precious Pets Care Services)
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