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New Puppy chewing
We have a brand new 10wk boy and he is doing very well with training but just started to do some chewing, not on his toys, that I could use some advice on.
We have alot of toys for him, bully sticks, chew toys, balls etc. He loves to play with them but he will drop them and run up and grap on to pant legs, sleeves, fingers etc. He justed started doing this.
I substitute that behavior with another toy that he will take but then after a few minutes he will come back and chew on fingers or clothing again. He really isn't biting but chewing the same way he does on his toys.
When this happens I've been doing the following things but could use any other tips and advice, I will swap out toys, or I will tell him "No", but he continues to come back and wants to chew on pant leg etc. We have been working on the command "drop" for his toys and substituing another.
In most cases after saying No multiple times, or giving him the drop command multiple times he will stop but sometimes he is resistent.
When he becomes resistent to the No or Drop command I have been putting him on "Time Out" in his pen area where his bed and other toys are located.
My question is, am I doing the right things? Should I try something different? Or is this a typical puppy thing that will go away.
Other than this he has been excellent, sleeps the nightthru with no whinning, knows his name, will come on command, knows the quiet command, will sit, laydown, is taking to the leash and is potty trained on paper and going up and down the pet door ramp.
We've only had him for 5 days so I think he is progressing very well but wanted to train him on only chewing on his toys.
Thanks for all your help