Why Dogs Chew Object, Understanding Reasons and Dogs Psychological Behavior

For dog owners, this situation is well familiar, when  they get home from a long day of work and they  find their favorite slippers in tatters on the floor, scattered pieces of foam torn from the sofa cushions and teeth marks running up the legs of your wooden chair.

Why Do Dog and Puppies Chew Object
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Dogs are curious critters. They  try to explore the world around them by sight, sound, smell, and taste.Dog uses their mouth a lot like humans use their hands. They are not tasting your shoes, they are try feeling them.For dogs, feeling with their mouth looks like chewing.

Reason Why Do Dogs Chew
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There are many of other reason dogs  or puppies chew on stuff. 

1. Puppies on Teething
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Teething is a painful process and like in human babies, puppies chew more during this period of time because their gums are very irritated and hard during this time and the act of chewing give them some relieves from their discomfort. Puppies resort to chewing whatever they can get their teeth on in an attempt to get some relief.
Puppies  from three to six months of age often chew when they are  teething.  Chewing objects may also aid in keeping teeth and gums clean and healthy.

2. Hunger
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If your dog only chews on things that smell like food or are associated with food for instance, a plastic food bowl,he may be chewing from hunger. Really hungry dogs may gnaw when searching for something to eat

3. For Attention
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Some dogs chew objects for attention.There are lots of reasons why dogs initially become attention seekers they might be bored or perhaps not getting enough play or exercise. Then of course,they do something nasty to drive the attention of keeper. There are some attention-seeking behaviors that dogs do simply for the love of it, such as digging, chewing, stealing food and ripping up their toys.

4. Separation Anxiety
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This is extreme cases in dogs, as dogs are pack animal they do not want live alone. This is the psychological distress that some dogs experience when left alone for an extended period of time.  In particular, dogs that are not used to being alone can get really anxious when the pack is absent and display damaging behaviors such as chewing or ripping off the carpet.They also display other signs of separation anxiety, such as whining, barking, pacing, restlessness, urination and defecation.




5. Anxiety Being Confined
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I have also seen many dogs that chewed due to anxiety. Dogs that feel stressed, confined to cage or backyards or suffer from separation anxiety may turn to chewing in an attempt to ease their anger. These dogs are in a constant state of emotional conflict, heightened arousal, and stress.



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