How to stop your dog chewing? You can train your dog to stop chewing with this simple dog training tip. This tip was taken from the Dog Training Planner.
Outcome: Dog Stops Chewing
Dog’s chew because they are bored or aren’t getting enough exercise. Make sure that your dog has plenty of appropriate chew toys and is going out for walks regularly or engaging in playtime, then work through each step to reduce your dog’s desire to chew.
Step 1: Choose a Household Item
Choose a household item, of little value, and show it to your dog. Items can include socks or an old pair of shoes.
Step 2: Engage Your Dog With the Item
Throw item on the ground next to them, as if you want your dog to fetch it.
Step 3: Introduce Command
As it hits the ground say ‘leave it’ and get your dog’s attention with a treat. If they give you their attention, reward and give them an appropriate toy to chew.
Step 4: Repeat
Repeat steps 1-3 with a variety of household items and increase the value of the items when you are confident your dog won’t chew them. These steps will desensitize your dog to household items and encourage them to chew on their own toys. Go through steps 1-4 if the chewing behaviour persists.
Make sure your dog has access to a variety of toys and ensure they are well exercised, particularly before they are left on their own for any length of time.