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Old 07-07-2007, 07:56 PM   #7
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Redirect, redirect and then when you are getting frustrated, calm down and redirect some more. Find a toy the puppy likes, chewing, nipping etc is one of the ways they communicate and explore their new world. In order to stop them from chewing on inappropriate objects, including you, redirect that behavior to something that is appropriate to chew on. Don't make a big deal out of the inappropriate object, then it becomes like a game, just replace it with something they can chew, then make a big deal out of it. It works, it just takes time and patience.

Any behavior that is reinforced is more likely to occur again.

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