Awwww, you love your new puppy. He’s adorable. He’s part of your family now. But ah yes, he’s teething. Puppy teething is not unlike baby teething where your puppy will experience some pain. After all, during this period of puppy teething, everything becomes a chew toy to your pooch!
Teething puppies need to chew during this timeframe so this can apply to anything and everything within and even out of reach. Supervision is important, just as you would watch a baby during teething as well. Since your puppy can aim for anything, some experts recommend keeping your puppy in a crate during this puppy teething period.
Bulking up on a supply of your puppy's favorite toys is also recommended. This way, if your pooch is chewing on something inappropriate, you can replace the item with his very own toy. Remember to praise him appropriately as well to reinforce the behavior.
Another suggestion is freezing rubber teething rings – they’ll help lessen the pain of cutting teeth if your puppy is crated. Crating is viewed as positive since it will aid in potty training and ensures a safe environment for your puppy.
Keep in mind the puppy teething stage can be a long time period beginning when he is five months old and lasting over a year or longer. Your role is being vigilant in watching your dog closely during this teething period to ensure nothing obtrusive enters his mouth and stock up on those chew toys!