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