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    Dogs Keep Chewing Your Shoes?

    How to stop your dog from chewing things it shouldn't

    How to stop your dog from chewing things it shouldn't?

    Understand your dog

    Puppies, like infants, explore their world by putting objects in their mouths. And, like babies, they teethe for about six months, which usually creates some discomfort. Chewing not only facilitates teething but also makes sore gums feel better.

    Teach what to chew

    Take responsibility for your own belongings. If you don't want it in your dog's mouth, don't make it available. Keep clothing, shoes, books, trash, eyeglasses and remote controls out of your dog's reach.

    Take care with punishment

    Dogs associate punishment with what they're doing at the time they're being corrected. Your dog can't reason that, "I tore up those shoes an hour ago and that's why I'm being scolded now."

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