Hello! Between the holidays, my new puppy, and a torn ligament in my ankle, I've been MIA for a while - for which I apologize! Here is part 3 of my puppy series:
Puppies! Part 3 – problem behaviors
I should preface this one with one of my mantras – a behavior is only a problem if the OWNER thinks it’s a problem. If an owner is not bothered by a puppy’s jumping, barking, or chewing, then that is up to that individual. Keep that in mind when reading below!
- Chewing – puppies chew. Dogs chew. Some more than others. This is a natural behavior that can’t be “trained away.” Yes, you could suppress it with punishment, but the desire to chew will remain and explode out of the puppy at a later (typically less supervised) time.