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How to Prevent Your Dog From Destructive Chewing

Dog Destructive ChewingDogs chew. Chewing is one way a dog learns about his world, and most dogs will chew on just about anything to learn about their environment and their role in that environment. Chewing behavior is an expression of a dog’s normal behavioral repertoire, but inappropriate or destructive chewing is pretty much a mismanagement problem. Intervention can be highly successful, but the owner must commit to teach the dog what is and what is not an acceptable chew toy.

Although you may never know exactly why your dog has suddenly decided to destroy your laptop, cell phone, and every remote in the house, it may comfort you to know that there is no shortage of possible reasons:  

Attention seeking
If your dog starts to chew on inappropriate objects while in your presence, it may be a bid for your attention. 

 
Boredom
Dogs are highly intelligent animals who need things to do. If left alone all day, even when they don’t suffer separation anxiety, they will create their own fun with your precious items.
 
Lack of exercise
Dogs need to work off their energy somehow. It’s up to you whether your pet wanders the house looking for items to gnaw or goes for brisk walks around the neighborhood.
 
Loneliness and separation anxiety
Lonely dogs may chew things as a means of self-soothing. When things get bad enough, lonely chewing can turn into full-blown separation anxiety. 
 
Youth
Dogs are chewers by nature, and you must expect that a puppy—at least up to the age of six months—needs to chew. Because dogs don’t have hands, mouthing objects is one of the main ways in which they learn about the world. Chewing also alleviates some of the pain and pressure in a puppy’s gums during the teething process.

NYLABONE® CHEWS BEST!TM

Nylabone chew toys help establish proper chewing habits and relieve the causes of destructive chewing. Nylabone offers a variety of chew toys in all sizes and shapes to occupy both puppies and adults, satisfying their need to gnaw on something while diverting them from chewing on inappropriate items. Unlike most other chew toys on the market, Nylabone formulates its classic bones and other chew toys with flavors infused all the way through, to keep your dog engaged with the chew and providing long-lasting enjoyment.

Nylabone offers the following destructive chewing solutions for your dog:
 

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