We're always being asked about behavioral, training and anxiety issues. Commonly reported issues like destructive chewing, separation anxiety and puppy teething can all be mitigated or even eliminated with doggie toys. We have some solutions to help make your job easier, and we’ll be sharing some of these tried and tested puppy-focused solutions with you over the summer.
Like their human best friends, dogs have two sets of teeth in their lives. For puppies, 28 baby teeth erupt through the gums, sometimes causing teething pain. To alleviate this pain, puppies will look for something — anything — to chew on. Many times, this means chewing on personal items, including dangerous wires or other possibly harmful household objects. Not only do we not want our puppies to harm themselves to alleviate teething pain, we don’t want them chewing us out of house and home.
Chewing soft rubber helps to ease teething pain, and our puppy teething pack is specifically designed for growing teeth and jaws. These toys help promote the entry of growing teeth, while establishing healthy chewing habits. Puppies given a KONG at the onset of teething are also learning acceptable chewing behaviors, eliminating the likelihood of destructive chewing later in life.
As puppies get older and their new adult teeth are fully set (at about nine months), pet owners should assess chewing style and begin to think about graduating to a harder rubber. There are a range of different rubber strength toys to choose from. It’s important for dog owners to observe their dog’s chewing behavior and select the ideal rubber formula and size, so their dog can enjoy their toy for life!