Rebel (was nearly Mabel) a border collie puppy joined my family at the very beginning of lockdown

She joined me and my 5 other dogs , fitting straight in, but as a normal puppy she wanted to chew!

Why puppies Chew

It’s normal for puppies and dogs to chew on objects as they explore the world.

Chewing accomplishes a number of things for a dog. For young dogs, it’s a way to relieve pain that might be caused by incoming teeth.

Chewing can also combat boredom and can relieve mild anxiety or frustration.

For older dogs, it’s nature’s way of keeping jaws strong and teeth clean.

What could they chew in your house…

Have you thought about puppy-proofing your house?

Why not get down on the floor and see what there is?

Your fingers, your feet, slippers, sofa edges, shoes, fabrics, wires, skirting boards, anything lying around tape measures, screwdrivers, their bed, blankets and bedding and much much more!!

A lot of these can be dangerous and many of these are poisonous, dangerous and/or can cause blockages

Sweets, chocolate, chewing gum, medicines, etc can be lethal

Puppy proofing your home is just like all the changes you make when your baby starts crawling, keeping your youngest member of the family safe

Socialising puppies in lockdown

Even without meeting other dogs, you can still take your puppy out to experience life, traffic, and the world.

Depending on the size of your puppy, you can take them out in your arms, a puppy sling, or a rucksack strapped to your front, it doesn’t have to be a full walk, a quick walk around the block, can be enough for a pup!

If your pup has had their jabs/vet check and can go down on the floor, then this is the pawfect time for them to learn not to approach every human. Yes we want a sociable pup but we don’t want them running off to strangers. Teach them you are the most exciting thing, and to concentrate on you

What about sitting next to a road with them safely secured, snuffling treats from a mat? This will get them used to the sounds and movement of the traffic? And less traffic than normal, pawfect!! You want it to be gentle to start with, and don’t overdo it a couple of minutes at a time is great

My puppy’s favourite natural dog chews

As a pupster, Rebel loved natural dog chews from the start!! Straight away loved the dried tripe, duck necks and even now she loves a chicken foot as a snack

Now she is 8 months she loves the venison legs, long-lasting coffeewood chew and for training she will do almost anything for the ostrich treats

But whatever size your puppy or dog we have the chews for you

Shop Here or drop us a message to woof@friendsandcanines.co.uk

Dog Law

Remember by law, when your dog leaves the house, they need to have a tag with the owner’s name and address on them

Did you know your telephone number is not compulsory?? But nowadays I would say this is the quickest way to contact someone, Also your dogs name is not needed

(this law was written in 1992)

I love these premium dog tags by Stamped with Love

**It is also required by law for your dog to be microchipped

Please make sure you update these if you move house or change your phone number

Unsure which natural dog chews to try just ask or why not try a selection box?

Any questions or queries contact us xx

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