Lots of re-directing, frozen chew toys, and training basic commands like sit to get his mind off the teething.
When all that failed, there was always Bitter Apple. We sprayed it on our fingers- never failed.. he hated the stuff..lol
@TheLost Uh-oh Kevin is not into high heels is he? Better check the bottom of the toy box
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Well its nice to find out im not alone! Shark phase really makes sense. MOLLY is only 12weeks old so Im guessing I have a long road ahead. She has been getting better ive been getting her outside for longer waks seemz to burn the energy off lol
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I have tons of bruises and a few cuts to show that i got a shark baby instead of a baby bully. Lol!!!
I am surviving puppy shark phase by tons of redirecting woth a chewtoy and lots of praises. It doesnt work all the time but i can see that he is getting the idea.
I guess we r lucky! Our Aubie has gotten a few charger cords and the bottom of the kitchen table chairs. But other than that he chews on his toys. He will try to chew our hands but we redirect him to other things. Also we will feed him ice. He LOVES it and it helps numb his mouth and make it feel better. We do kennel him with his toys at night and when we r gone from the house. But he has never touched a shoe and thank God has not chewed up cushions and furniture!! I would die!!
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Thanks for the encouragement @betterxthanxnew! Capone likes the water bottle too (hilarious). I have redirected with his nylabone, kong, and rope. His toys will grab his attention for only a moment then it's back to what he really wants -- skin, lol. But I will hang in there and stay consistent. Pray for us, lol!!!
We thought we had brought home a shark there for a while. Sometimes, there's nothing you can do besides just keep redirecting (even when it seems like it doesn't work!). When we get frustrated (or just need a break!) we give her bully sticks, or edible nylabones. Of course she has to be supervised while she's chowing down on those- but it did offer our poor arms a break! Also, we dampen washcloths and freeze them, she loves to chew on those! I imagine it feels good on her sore teething gums.
"Be the person your dog thinks you are"
How did we survive? Very easy........we downsized everything.....no shower curtains, we now have shower doors that side left and right. My girls eat curtains of every make and model........my girls treasure the taste of so many things (furniture, wood,,,,,we do love wood of any make or model, leather,,,,they just cannot contain themselves, water hoses,,,,,,,bring on their true love for water sports, cabnets, toys, magazines, toliet paper, laundry,,,,,both clean and dirty, shoes,,,,,,augh they just cannot live without those, plants have to be edible, baseboards etc) the list is endless and they continue to embark on their chewing exploits daily. The secret.......don't leave them alone unsupervised......ever!!! If you have to leave them unsupervised crate them until someone has eyes on them at all times. They will trick you and be good for a long time and gain your confidence to leave them out while you are away and you will come home to your house in shambles. HAHAHA!!!! Love them with all your heart, watch them with all your might, and enjoy them for life!! Good luck!
Between Buster biting us and potty training only working when HE wants to do it, we keep warning him we are sending him back to his mommy. He just keeps on attacking us and our older dog. He wants to play with the older dog but he has an eye infection and hasn't been feeling well so he hasn't be in the area Buster is allowed to be free in. But when they cross paths Buster keeps on trying to get him to play. I think he takes out in his aggression on us.