ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

No! Not my shoes!

Updated on June 30, 2014

What's the reasons behind chewing?

Chewing is a normal behavior for puppies and dogs alike. It is a way that they investigate and explore the world around them. It's fun, keeps their jaws strong, and it is a natural way to brush their teeth. . For puppies chewing on objects or even our hands and feet can release the pain that teething may cause. If it is not monitored or inappropriate things are allowed to be chewed it can turn in to a bad habit. Lets face it, puppy teeth hurt!

My dog is chewing on himself!

I am no veterinarian so the only thing I can tell you if your pooch is obsessively licking or biting toes, tail etc call your veterinarian right away. Medical reasons should be the first thing that is crossed off your list of the whys.


Was this any help to any chewing problems?

See results

How to help the chewing of inappropriate thing!

When you are working with your puppy you want to make sure no bad habits are learned. Do not allow them to chew on your fingers " because it's cute" because the " cute" factory will end rather quickly when you have a larger dog playfully chewing on your arm. If they are teething or even just exploring give then something in the place of let's say your feet.

Make sure they do have items that they can play with and chew. Give them those items instead of your arm. While having lots of toys for them is fun and we love shopping for them its best not to give them all the toys at once. Rotate a few in and out so that they don't get bored of the "same old toys".

Always make sure your pooch is getting plenty of exercise to eliminate chewing out of boredom. You do not want them to get so bored that chewing on anything they see becomes a habit. If you know you will be gone for a long period of time, try to have someone let the dog out even for a brief moment so they can get out and run around. It is completely understandable that certain times of the year our lives seem so busy, when that occurs there are plenty of facilities that offer a sort of day care. Where the animals can socialize with other pups, going swimming, also attend some training classes! Please be sure to visit the facility before you sign them up. Have a tour done so you can see where the dogs are kept and meet some of the instructors.

Don't under estimate training sessions!! 10 minutes of training a few times a day helps to keep their mind stimulated. Even if they know the basics, its always fun to show them something new (and fun for us too!)

While playing with your pooch they may start to get very excited and become mouthy, stop the play time. You can walk into the next room or just get up and stop with what you are doing. After a few moments continue to play again. Repeat the routine until he gets that hint that when ever he puts his teeth on you, you no longer play with him. Avoid getting him too excited when you start working on this. As his biting/chewing gets better you can act more and more excited to show him that no matter how excited you both get chewing is unacceptable.


While picking out toys

While you pick out toys for your pooch keep in mind what type of chewer they are and the size of their mouth. If the dog chews through items quickly there are toys made specifically for those heavy duty chewers. Also there are toys made for puppies and small dogs.

Toys that involve food or puzzles are good for the fact that they keep them busy longer and for some dog they find it fun.

Always insect the toys making sure that they are still right for your dog. For larger dogs you want to make sure that the toy hasn't gotten small enough to swallow!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Ariel-Cal profile imageAUTHOR

      Evelia Veronica Rivera 

      4 years ago from Bridgeport, CT

      Thank you Kenneth ! I appreciate your comments very much!

    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      Terrific piece and a subject that I LOVE: Dogs.

      I will tell you the truth. I really love this hub. And here are the reasons why:

      1. This is an excellent piece of writing. Amazing work.

      2, I loved the way you worded this hub.

      3. Graphics, superb.

      4. This hub was helpful, informative and very interesting.

      5. Voted Up and all of the choices.

      6. I loved your topic.

      You are certainly a gifted writer. Please keep up the fine work.


      Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

    • Ariel-Cal profile imageAUTHOR

      Evelia Veronica Rivera 

      4 years ago from Bridgeport, CT

      Thanks frank!

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      Ariel very helpful and useful information voted awesome and shared :) Frank


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)