Dogs will always chew, what should you do? Man's best friend is still man's best friend because dogs are the only animals that still live in the wild and are so loving and loyal they try to talk to you and find out what you are like, They feed you, they play with you, they sleep beside you and protect you even when you take heavy tactics and use violence. How do you repay those years of loyalty? I have no better answer to that question than by teaching and training our dogs not to chew on our stuff. A dog that is not trained properly is a pain in the butt, so lets train him.
Dogs chew for a variety of reasons, teething pain, boredom, curiosity, wanting to chew on something similar, teenage years are a cause of chewing earlier in life. You also have the curious puppy who sees everything as a toy, and will chew and tear the flimsy fabric that crosses his mind. This is a progression from the toothbrush, to the push-button repellant, to the needlepoint stick. We are going to save the fun sport of trying to chew the non-stop repair plan off of my forehead, and teach him to chew on his stuff instead.
Teething is a chemical reaction that happens between your baby teeth, and is an amazing teaching tool, teaching all the way through his first year, how to cope with the pain and pressure of growth. In the wild, that pain is stress, but there are other reasons for our puppy's teething pain. The old adage, "we nip them in the butt" is true. Natural chewing helps to relieve that stress for your baby teeth. The best way to get your puppy to stop chewing is to replace that chewing to chew on your stuff.
I would also like to add that if you want to save your home and family from destruction, toilet training of your pet dog can only be accomplished successfully through the use of a crate. Your dog needs to learn that he can't chew your shoes or pillows or any other stuff inside your home. A crate can be a nice comfort to him when he is forced to be in the dark, or be kept away from visitors. Also, my mother used to keep a night light on her dogs so that they would sleep better at night and not cause the same amount of pain that we had experienced all of our lives. Yes, dogs can be somewhat parasitic on your personal time, but they don't want to be alone. A dog would rather be with you than behind a chair, and will push his way to come inside, so of course he will end up in your slippers. All of us have experienced that when our dogs have to be left behind for a while and someone comes to visit that we wonder how they ever tolerated being left in such a Condition. My mother managed to survive that sort of Psychiatric distress with her dogs, all the same, my dogs feel the same way, so we have to take care of them if we want them to live a long healthy life With a consistent daily routine, they will know when they will be going in their crate, when they can expect to be fed and when they can come out of their crates.
The newspaper method is one of the best ways to train a young puppy, simply because it lets them get used to the idea that there is a reason to the barking, and once they're used to that, they'll actually like to do it when it's time to sleep.