Loving your dog does not mean you are willing to let him go hog wild on your possessions. That said, your dog doesn’t feel the same way. This guide will give you tips on how to keep your dog from chewing the things that you own.
Here are a few ways to make crate training more positive for your dog. If they don’t want to go in the crate, try luring them in with a treat or chew bone. Your dog will want to get into the crate in order to eat the treat. When they go inside to get the bone, give them lots of positive reinforcement.
When corrected your dog verbally, make sure to use sharp, concise wording. Don’t rant on and on about how bad your dog is. Simply say no and direct them to what you want them to do instead. Remember that your voice’s volume gets their attention and that you are talking business.
Timing is everything in training your dog, and you need to make sure you don’t overdo it. Begin with shorter training sessions and gradually increase the time each day. Note how far into the training session your dog loses his attention span. That’s the time to quit.
Try to walk in your dogs shoes before you criticize them. As advanced creatures, we humans have problems accepting when our dogs aren’t picking up new skills as fast as we’d like. It might make things easier if you ask yourself what is going on in your dog’s mind. Imagining the world as they see it might give you a new perspective on training them.
In conclusion, put a stop to your dog chewing on your items. This will not only prevent your dog from getting injured, but will also save you money and frustration. Use these tips to train your dog properly and to cease their chewing.