1. Separation Anxiety
If your dog is often left alone, they may experience loneliness, frustration and anxiety. Your pooch may act out and show his sadness by chewing up furniture, shoes and your clothes. To solve this issue, we recommend leaving your pets home alone for short amounts of time. But if you do have to leave them alone, make sure that you crate them. Be sure to include food, water and a safe chew toy like our indestructible toothbrush chew toy in the crate with your dog.
Your dog might be chewing constantly because he is hungry. Maybe your dog is on a calorie-restricted diet or he is growing and needs more calories. Whatever the reason, your dog may be hungry and resort to chewing to satisfy this craving.
Dogs can experience stress when they are put in uncomfortable situations. For example, if you bring a new dog home that it doesn’t get along with or the dog is crated in a car for long hours on end. In these uncomfortable situations, your dog may resort to chewing to alleviate stress and frustration.
4. Lack of Exercise and Mental Stimulation
Some dogs destroy and chew things up because they are bored and need physical stimulation. All dogs need exercise. So it’s a good idea to not just walk your dog daily, but give them some time and space to run around and exercise. A bored dog will look for ways to entertain themselves. As a pet parent, it’s your job to provide ways for your fur babies to exercise their mind and bodies daily. In doing so, you’ll have a happier, less destructive pet.