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    -harveyspecter1-jpeg1st posting here. Please assist a newbie english bulldog owner.

    Just received my puppy last sunday. I love the dog dearly. It is starting to chew on things. My furniture legs, edge of our wall, etc. I have given it a toy to chew on, a teething rubber bone and he likes empty water plastic bottles especially when there is a crunchy noise when he bites to it.

    How do I keep him occupied to avoid on chewing my furniture.

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    Well, I wish I could be more encouraging but this is kinda what bullies do. I don't know where you are located, but if it is not too hot outside and He is old enough to have received all of his vaccinations, you could take him for a little walk. A tired bully is a good bully. If not, you have to stay on top of him at all times and constantly redirect him when he starts to chew. Right when you catch him chewing a stern NO and then give him a nylar bone so he knows what is appropriate to chew on. Good luck. I would love to see some pics of your new baby.
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    Default Re: how to avoid chewing on things

    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Well, I wish I could be more encouraging but this is kinda what bullies do. I don't know where you are located, but if it is not too hot outside and He is old enough to have received all of his vaccinations, you could take him for a little walk. A tired bully is a good bully. If not, you have to stay on top of him at all times and constantly redirect him when he starts to chew. Right when you catch him chewing a stern NO and then give him a nylar bone so he knows what is appropriate to chew on. Good luck. I would love to see some pics of your new baby.
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    Default Re: how to avoid chewing on things

    Welcome! When you have a pup, you have got to keep an eye on him at all times. Just like a toddler. As soon as he starts to chew on something that is not allowed-you must say "no no-here chew this" and give him a safe toy to chew on. You really should have a crate for when you are not home-or when you are tired of following him around. A crate is the safest place for a pup, when no one is there watching him. It will be a lot of repetitive work, until after he loses his puppy teeth, but worth it in the long run! Good Luck and don't give up!!
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    Harveyspecter, welcome to EBN. Good advice above. Waiting to see some pics of your bully.

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    Welcome to you and your cute Harvey Specter, hope you enjoy EBN.

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    Default Re: how to avoid chewing on things

    Welcome to the forum - you have received a fantastic advice -offering chewing toys instead was always my "way to deal " with puppies xx
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    Default Re: how to avoid chewing on things

    Hey there - our puppies like chewing on our shoes/feet and chair legs. We've found that keeping a spray bottle that makes a light mist (not direct/heavy spray) nearby does the trick - whey they start to chew something they're not supposed to we spray them and firmly say "No" and then redirect them to something they're allowed to chew on. Of course they forget 20 minutes later so you have to keep at it for a few days/weeks but eventually it sinks in and they stick to their toys. I've also learned to provide a wide variety - they don't want to chew on the same kind of toy all the time! We have rope toys, hard rubber kong-style toys, toys that squeak, toys that are stuffed, varying sized and textured balls...you name it! Good luck!
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    Default Re: how to avoid chewing on things

    thanks baileysdawgs!!!

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    Default Re: how to avoid chewing on things

    Everyone is right on the money but I'll add, if he's starting to damage furniture, walls, shoes etc. Keep telling him no and redirecting him, but sneak in a quick spray of bitter apple onto an item he's ready to bite just as he's going in. One or two times with a mouthfull of that helps them get the point.

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    Default Re: how to avoid chewing on things

    My Jake doesn't like peanut butter. So I tainted what he likes to bite with PB and that solves my issue when I can't watch him like hawk.

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    Bahahaha He looks too wiped out to chew on stuff. Love these pics.


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