The following information is intended as a guideline only and may help you when you are training your dog.
Chewing is a very natural thing for a dog to do. It can be a pleasurable thing, something they simply enjoy doing, or it can be because they are feeling stressed and chewing is comforting for them. As puppies, they may chew as part of the teething process. All of these reasons are instinctive – they are not chewing just to be naughty! Dogs are driven by instinct. If something works for them, if they get something out of it, then they will do it again. They never do anything just to “get you back”. With dogs, whatever problem you are dealing with, you should always try to remember that – stay calm and try not to be get frustrated. Try to think about things from your dog’s angle.
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