Provide Proper Toys: Offer a variety of safe and durable chew toys to redirect your dog's chewing behavior away from household items.
Puppy-Proof the Environment: Remove valuable or hazardous objects from your dog's reach to prevent them from being tempted to chew or scratch.
Regular Exercise: Engage your dog in daily physical and mental activities to reduce boredom and the likelihood of destructive behavior.
Training and Distraction: Teach commands like "leave it" and "drop it" to discourage inappropriate chewing, and redirect their attention to toys or treats.
Positive Reinforcement: Reward your dog when they chew on appropriate items, reinforcing the behavior you want to encourage.
Use Bitter Sprays: Apply safe and pet-friendly bitter-tasting sprays on items you want to protect, deterring your dog from chewing or scratching.
Consult a Professional: If chewing and scratching behavior persists, consult a veterinarian or professional dog trainer to address any underlying issues or get specialized guidance.