We all love our precious puppies. They are cute and just so adorable. So when man’s best is friend is grown up, it is considered a dog. When it is young, it is considered a puppy. A puppy is basically a baby. It is a baby because it depends on you to take care of it. Just like a baby; a puppy mimicks the same actions as one going through that stage. One of the actions that is common is to teethe. To teethe or teething means that their teeth are coming in. When this happens the puppy is in pain and the only way to soothe it is to bite or chew on something.
I already know your puppy has found your brand new pair of sneakers. Know they look like you have ran a lifetime in them. You are probably furious, but you can’t get mad at your dog for going through a natural stage. So what to do? There are many ways to stop a dog from chewing up and destroying your items. For starters, have you ever heard the old saying “give a dog a bone”. Well try it! Dogs love bones I guess because of the taste, but at the same time it soothes their mouth. I give my dog chicken bones time to time, but she is coming out of being a puppy and becoming a dog. She is a pitbull so she pretty much eats them like crackers. I would buy the store bought bones that are really big. They last a long time and will tire your puppies jaws so they will be too tired to chew on anything else.
I would also suggest that you buy chew toys. Dogs love to play and they adore toys. There is a new product that I have seen in a pet store called the Kong. The Kong is a chew toy that you can insert your dog’s favorite dog food or doggie treats. The come in two sizes, large and small. I purchased one of these items and I put peanut butter inside. My dog literally chewed on this for about three hours and then fell asleep with it in her mouth. So this is a definite solution for a teething problem.
Another solution to your dog’s teething problem is to play with it. As I said, dogs love to play. Whether it is with you and the family or with other dogs. I suggest that you play things such as fetch with a frisbee or play tug of war. Make sure while playing with your dog, you keep plenty of water around because they get dehydrated quickly. Also a few other things. Avoid buying plastic food and water bowls. Dogs have sharp teeth and will make this a chewing target. You will find yourself buying a lot of dog bowls. In addition, when you give them bones not from a store. I would suggest giving them big, hard bones and supervise them while chewing. I say big, hard bones because they most likely won’t have sharp edges like a chicken bone. This can punture your dogs throat so be careful and wise. I hope this article has been helpful in solving your puppy’s teething problem. Remember that this is natural and is just a stage.