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What Can I Do With a Chewing Dog?

by Terry Zinndell

The jaw muscles of a dog are some of the strongest muscles in the animal kingdom. The Golden retriever, which is just average sized can strip and tear apart a thick Rawhide bone in just a couple of minutes. And that is why it is a pity that they can treat furniture the same way.

The chewing tendency of a dog is going to depend upon his breed and that is why a knowledgeable owner needs to know about the behavior patterns of his dog. However, chewing every object which is present in the house is a normal tendency in every existing dog breed. That is the reason why one has to focus the dog’s attention on some other object upon which they can chew. But that is quite a difficult thing to do with some dogs.

There are younger dogs (mostly puppies) that will have a greater tendency to chew with less discrimination regarding what they choose. However, even young puppies can be discouraged from grabbing things their owners would prefer the dogs stayed away from.

As a little prevention is always better than the cure, keep laundry, shoes, and other chewable items away from the vicinity of the dog. Keep the toys meant for the dog away from the toys which are used by the children.

One can also keep a large number of attractive toys at different locations, both indoors and outdoors, which can be chewed by the dog. Some of these items may include hard rubber, plastic bones, and rawhide bones according to the breed one has. It is not suggested to give a real bone like a chicken bone to a dog, because it might splinter and cause internal injuries.

Thankfully, there are a great many special toys that can be used instead. Many will even have hollow interiors designed to hold treats. Often, the dog will need to struggle a little in order to get to the treat at the center which is the whole idea. This will keep the dog occupied and presents your pet with a solid mental and physical workout which keeps them striving to reach their reward.

One can also admonished the dog firmly especially when it decides to chew upon unsuitable objects. However, yelling or sharp physical punishment is not desirable. So instead of yelling at one’s dog, one needs to vent that anger and frustration somewhere else. That is not easily done, but has to be followed, for a harmonious relationship between the pet and the master.

The development of specific habits can be done by leashing the dog. Then an unsuitable object has to be placed near the dog. The moment, the dog approaches it, the leash should be jerked sideways, and No said very firmly.

Always be sure to jerk sideways and never back. A dog’s neck muscles are very strong, but the dog’s throat can be easily bruised. Remember, the pulling movement is to inform and definitely not to punish.

A dog may have the tendency of chewing objects found outside like fences, chairs, plants and other items. Such behavior can be contained by coating homemade mixtures like cayenne pepper, upon the surfaces which the dog likes to chew. Some commercial products also have bitter apple, which discourages the dog from chewing any surface.

As with all dog training, patience, persistence and consistency will be the primary factors which contribute to success. To suppress chewing, one must be up to the complex challenge since you are training the dog to not perform a behavioral pattern as opposed to learning a new one.

The easiest way to do this is to keep vigilant and calm and redirect the dog’s attention to objects which it can chew, so that it can follow its instincts. The purpose of the exercise is to keep your relationship with your pet happy, instead of losing your temper.

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Dogs sleep about 14 hours a day, so buying a comfy dog bed is vital . Gone are the days when you were just basically buying a lump of pillow.  Does your dog love to curl up, or is he or she  more of a sprawler?Deep beds, bolster or high walls will make them feel cozy and warm while the good old-fashioned mattresses, pads or mats give them a generous amount of room. One should take into consideration age, size, durability of the dog bed, and a pets sleeping habits when making a choice. Also there are numerous different types of beds, and one variety of dog bed may be more fitting to your pet than other styles. Your pets rest is important in order for him or her to lead a happy and active life.

With a puppy, naturally one looks for something the puppy will grow into. Being able to wash the dog bed is also key since puppies are accident-prone. Generally, a small puppy doesn’t require a great deal of cushioning, since his or her weight won’t weight down the pet bed. The bed should also be  simple to get in and out of, so if there is a step into the dog bed, as in the round type, it should be minimal.

There are many diverse kinds of dog beds available  which differ according to  size, design, comfort, and cost.  Just as there are a choice of different breeds of dogs.  Older dogs need beds that are easier to get in and out of, and that they can feel more comfortable in.  Bigger dogs need bigger beds, dogs that weigh more need beds that can support their weight.  Dogs with very short legs need flat beds so that they can get in their beds without any problems. Standard dog beds look like cushions or pillows and do not have edges or rims. They are obtainable in many shapes, sizes, materials and colors.Typically shapes include oval, round, square and rectangular.A variety of these beds are covered with materials such as microfiber, faux suede, denim, flannel or fleece. They often contain polyester filling and/or foam padding. Some beds are also filled with cedar chips to prevent odors and insects. Don’t overlook the stuffing in dog beds before you make your purchase.  Certain dogs are allergic to some synthetic materials and can get rashes from being in contact with plastics. If your dog has a history of skin ailments or you are buying a bed for a puppy,  you may want to avoid beds with cedar chips or cedar scent. Several varieties of dog beds have removable covers that can be washed.

Orthopedic dog beds are specially designed for dogs with arthritis or other joint problems such as hip dysplasia, and for senior citizen dogs regardless of their health problems. Expect to pay a little more for an orthopedic dog bed as they are commonly made of higher quality materials than standard dog beds, such as high-density, medical-grade foam that provides extra support and comfort. Some beds even include electric heating pads to provide comforting  warmth which helps to alleviate joint pain. Waterproof or washable fabrics may be needed for older dogs that are incontinent.

These days, dog lovers can find dog beds at almost any pet store, online or offline.However, if you want to find a designer dog bed with high-class, you may need to venture out to an exclusive onling dog store or a brick-and-mortar pet boutique.

Where does your dog sleep? Sure, that comfy couch or your own bed are an option, buy they are not always ideal. Dogs love human companionship and would sleep in a human bed all the time if they could, but this is not always feasible or practical. Your dog needs a spot to retreat, a place to rest his head, somewhere soft and comfortable to call his own. It is one of your dogs basic needs – A Great Bed!

If your dog is your best friend, you don’t want him to sleep on the cold, hard floor . I hope this article will encourage you to purchase a nice, comfy bed for  your  companion.


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