My Dog Nibbles All The time And He will not stop. What Should I do?
i'm the owner of a year old boxer, and i know exactly what you mean. like nada_dulces said, don't hit or use physical measures with your dog. also, never yell at the dog. instead, talk firmly with your teeth clenched together. if you've used a certain word before to tell the dog to stop, continue to use that word. if you say "No", don't start using "stop" because this will confuse the dog and don't use more than that one word. This worked for me up until he started getting a little older and moved onto eating the corners of the stairs and gnawing on the wooden pieces of the fence. i recommend using the spray nada mentioned; i used one called Yuck which tastes very bitter and keeps them away from your things. now, this isn't ideal for things like shoes or tv remotes; the best you can do with those things is do your part and keep them put away and keep the doors in the house closed.
Practice and patience are your best bet. Every time your puppy chews, immediately take the item away, with a firm "NO" and then replace it with something he CAN chew-a toy of his but no food rewards. Never use physical force, this does not teach your dog not to chew, but to be afraid of your hand. At most, a thump on the nose with a "NO" is it, but only if he repeatedly goes after the same thing even though you have given him something acceptable to chew on. If the problem persists after rigorously attempting this method, there are sprays you can buy at the pet store with sour and/or unpleasant tastes. You spray them on the items he is chewing and guaranteed, he'll get a taste and stop. Good luck!
Nibbling on what? Himself? We had a Lab that would nibble on himself all the time. He would get these red irritations on his legs, feet, tail, called "hot spots". If this is the case with your pet then it may require a fluid injection due to dry skin. Try putting olive oil on the food to boost the health in the coat. It may also be an alergic reaction to something. Call your vet if you're not sure. If it's nibbling on things around the house then bitters or a bit of pepper will deter the chewing. Also, the afore mentioned sprays work quite well. Hope this helps.
just say "NO!" sota push him away. Say it loud and clear. If my dog doesn't listen we put him in his crate for a little bit