When Cooper first entered our home, he was the light of our lives. He was so tiny and fluffy, and because of this, he got away with everything! Soon there were tiny bite marks on everything in the house, including my keys, her keys, my shoes, her shoes, spatulas, cords… really anything the little bear could get into. At the time, I assumed it was because he was teething, and it would soon cease; and to be honest, when I was away for the day and I saw those tiny bite marks, it made me excited to go see Cooper bear when I got home. Over time, these little bite marks have become giant holes in shirts, socks, underwear and especially the heels of shoes. It became no longer cute.
Why does he chew?
Dogs tend to chew because of a few variables:
- Boredom/ not enough attention
- Poor training
Determining why your pup chews will better allow you to solve the problem at hand. If your shoes are eaten when you’re away at work, separation anxiety is often the issue. If you …