okay, since bragging on my lab mix about not destroying anything, he has now chewed a couple of pillows up and his leash. I don't know if it's acutally a chewing problem or him being overwhelmed and nervous still yet? We have only had him about 2 1/2 weeks and just met our kids a few days ago so there has been lots of excitment to say the least! He came from a shelter and is very easy to startle but just wondered if anyone had any advice???
What I did with Morgan when I first got him was watch him carefully. If I saw him try to chew on something he wasn't suppose to I would tell him no and redirect him with one of his chew toys, then praise him!
I got him when he was only 5 weeks old and he is now 6 months and other then a stray stuffed animal he hasn't chewed anything up **Knock on wood** that he shouldn't have.
A little spray bottle or squirt gun can do wonder filled with water. I used this on my bully. She kept trying to pull up my carpet. Spray them between the eyes. Another trick I was told was to make a hot sauce and water mixture and spray it on things that she has already chewed on. So if she goes to chew on it again it will taste HORRIBLE and won't want to chew on it anymore. Also, praise for chewing on things that she is supposed to be chewing on. Give her a chew toy then praise her verbally and with petting. Also re-enforce good behavior. If she is just laying there doing nothing and not getting into trouble give her a little treat or tell her she is a good girl etc.