Why Do Puppies Chew?Chewing is completely natural for dogs of any age, but puppies take it to a whole new level! Puppies chews for a variety of reasons, but most commonly, it’s because:
- They’re Exploring Their World.
Although they can’t see when they are born, they can taste. So from very early on, puppies learn about the world around them by using their mouths.
- Puppies Teethe.
Like human children, puppies go through a teething phase. For most breeds, this phase starts around the time that they are 3 months old and lasts until they are about 8 months old. During this time, you can expect your pup to chew especially enthusiastically.
- Puppies Get Bored Easily
Puppies need stimulation and exploring their world through chewing allows them to get that stimulation. Just like kids, puppies need to be entertained and shown how to play, or else they’ll act out — usually on your furniture or shoes! One of my favorite ways to keep puppies stimulated is to turn on DOGTV. The segments are designed to expose them to new sounds and sights, as well as keep their minds occupied. You can use DOGTV on all your favorite devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and Apple TV.