|Barked: Tue Jul 20, '10 10:37am PST |
|Any pup will chew on just about anything when left alone at 3 months old. Have you thought about crate training your pup? That will help with housetraining as well as keep your pup safely confined when you can't supervise him.
Try getting safe chew toys like puppy Kongs. You can even fill them with yummy treats and freeze them, great for teething pups. Also, make sure that you confine your pup to a safe area (if you're not using a crate)that has been puppy-proofed. That's similar to what you'd do for a human toddler, make sure no electrical cords are within reach, cover outlets, etc. Provide plenty of chews and toys that are acceptable for your pup to chew on...they can't help but chew on everything within reach. Whenever my pup would go after something wrong, I'd hand her a chew toy and say "chew toy" and praise her when she started chewing it, and she did learn the difference.
Seriously consider crate training, it can help with both of these problems. http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/cratetraining.htm
Best of luck with your adorable pup!
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