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    I could use some advice. Moses, darling that he is, is a chewer at 3 months. Today, I noticed that he'd chewed some of the kitchen cabinets. There's not a lot of damage, but I certainly want to discourge this activity. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    Titan--Chocolate 4/15/01
    Moses--Yellow 10/12/09

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    Ah, teething time. Supervise and redirect him from stuff you don't want chewed toward safe, acceptable chew-toys.. if you can't supervise him, crate or contain him in a puppy proofed area.

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    Thanks. The kitchen is the one area where he can have a bit more space. We'll just watch him more carefully!

    Titan--Chocolate 4/15/01
    Moses--Yellow 10/12/09

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    Please also note that when bored, they'll chew more. If he is not supervised, he is better off in a crate than loose in the kitchen.
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    i agree, it would be a good time to try crate training for his safety
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    Also give enough vigorous daily exercise -- about 5 minutes/month of age/up to one year old. My Puff was hyper and needed two of those periods a day (widely separated) to keep her civil.

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    we have the same issue with Zoe - 3 mos old, full of p&v.... she gets plenty of attention, has a nighttime crate, will hoover anything and everything, even if it is nailed down.... aghghgh!!

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    Thanks for all of the good advice. Moses is crate trained and exercises with his big "brother" Titan. I think we just have a chewer, so more positive reinforcement and redirection for him.

    Titan--Chocolate 4/15/01
    Moses--Yellow 10/12/09

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    Not really have a chewer...he's teething. Freeze some old wash cloths. Supervise him and then crate him when you can't. Once the teeth are gone and the adults come in, it should be less of a problem...as long as you exercise, supervise and crate accordingly you should be just fine.
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    Thanks, Dani.

    Titan--Chocolate 4/15/01
    Moses--Yellow 10/12/09

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