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  • My six-month-old puppy has started chewing more things after we've had him a couple of months. What could be causing this and how do I get him to stop?

    Increased chewing is usually caused by teething or boredom. Dogs get their adult teeth between 4 and 6 months of age and they can have increased chewing during this time. The best thing to help with this is to make sure that he has plenty of toys to chew on. You should have toys that are different so that he can choose the one that he likes at that moment. If you see him chewing on something that he shouldn’t be then you should redirect his chewing to an appropriate toy. You should also be sure to keep an eye on him at all times. If you are not able to keep an eye on him then he should be in his crate or a small area that has been puppy-proofed.
     


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