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Old 08-20-2014, 03:55 AM   #1
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I have recently buy a puppy, a jack russell, he is very energetic and a little 'mad' sometimes. But yesterday late at night I caught him chewing my shoes. My point is, how to train him not to destroy my shoes?

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Old 08-20-2014, 04:19 AM   #2
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Ah, the joys of owning a puppy.


The best thing for you to do is keep everything of value out of the puppies reach. I'd also suggest you look into crate training and crate the puppy when you cannot supervise him.

I'd also suggest that you make sure you have chews available for the puppy, if he chews on something he is not suppose to redirect him towards his chew and praise him when he chews on that.

(Another suggestion-Enroll in puppy obedience class as soon as possible)

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Like babies that have some kind of thing to chew when they grow teeth when I left him outside the bedroom barks and don't stop until i opened him, so crate him it's going to be a bit difficult, but I'll try it

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When you can supervise him I suggest re directional training so you bring a item in put it on the floor ( it could be a old clean rag or some socks etc ) You let him go over to 'investigate' and just before he picks them up call him to you and when he comes and leaves the other item alone praise,praise, praise and straight away reward also with a tasty treat be consistant and repeat daily and as often as you can and the association will kick in that by listening to you and obeying the command he will be rewarded for his good behaviour
Give it a go and let us know how you get on please!!
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We are going to try this crate training method this weekend.

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Ama gave you some good advice. You might try having a "nighttime" crate in your bedroom. That way he can see you, but you don't have to worry about your shoes and etc. Be sure to put safe toys in the crate. Kongs are good. You can put peanut butter or some other tasty treat in it and you don't have to worry about him chewing off part of the toy while you are asleep.
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Good advice given already. You need to train yourself though. Don't leave anything within reach that you don't wNt chewed, then concentrate on the things you can't move first, like sofas and skirting boards. A crTe in your bedroom at night is a perfect way of keeping the dog and your belongings safe.

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thank you all for your advice it is very helpful especially that with the peanut butter stuff toys he likes them very much, but instead of peanut butter because where I live they don't sell it, I stuff his toy with his favourite canned food

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Puppies can be very,very hard work! Mental stimulation is so important tire the pup out with mind games and the same when walking him too! A tired dog is a happy dog
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