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Question by  Tellara (95)

How can I stop my lab from chewing?

He is chewing up my house!


Answer by  Bob8478 (1040)

Labs can be conditioned not to chew through associating the chewing with negative punishment such as a firm command of "NO" and a tap on the snout.


Answer by  LadyBug4 (168)

Is it teething (as in puppy) chewing? Or is it an older dog? It could just be boredom! Buy plenty of chew toys, and help him get plenty of exercise!


Answer by  Deb32 (19)

You will need to make a visit to your pet store and specifically look for toys meant for a lab his age and weight.


Answer by  Brald (165)

Find a bone or a toy that they adore chewing. Give it to them when you leave and take it away when you return. It should keep them busy.


Answer by  withluck (1745)

Puppies have to chew! You have to direct the chewing to items that are appropriate to chew. Provide lots of chew toys for your dog and praise him when he chews one of the toys. Correct by a firm tone of voice when he makes a bad choice.


Answer by  Bob53 (414)

You can try spraying bitter apple on things that you don't want him to chew that can't be put out of reach. Otherwise, give him something he can chew.

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