HOMESKOOLING 4 DOGS

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Chewing & Destructive Behavior



Take your dog out daily for exercise and give him a chance to enjoy the outside world.
Break the boredom. Take your dog out in the world daily and give him a chance to explore.
Freeze a West Paw Design "Tux" with peanut butter and other treats inside. Go to the "Dog Toys We Like" page.
Freeze a piece of dog jerky or other treats in a large plastic cup. Let your dog enjoy it on the lawn on a hot day. (Take the ice block out of the cup first! Rinse the cup with water to loosen)
Place treats inside a Canine Genius "LEO" treat release rubber toy. Go to the "Dog Interactive Toys" page. 

Dogs chew for several reasons; to exercise developing jaws, when they are teething, to learn about their environment, boredom, and for fun.

Dogs will chew when they are teething between the ages of 3-6 months, and at about 7-10 months of age dogs will generally start a more pronounced intense stage of chewing that will usually last about 6 months. 

Dogs that are restricted to a small territory (from the dog's perspective) that are bored and not able to openly explore will often channel those energies into chewing objects.

Dogs will also pickup an item and chew it to get you to play; now the chase is on.

Go to the "Dog Toys We Like"
, and the
"Dog Interactive Toys" page.




West Paw Design - Hurley

West Paw Design manufactures the highest quality dog toys available. And they are made in the U.S.A.

Zogoflex is West Paw Design's exclusive material that's made in the USA. Zogoflex is a super durable, extremely pliable material that's tough, buoyant, non-toxic, and guaranteed to last! This incredible high-tech material is used to make our Huck, Hurley, Tux and Zisc. These fun dog toys are easy for your pup to pick up and won't hurt their teeth. Recommended for aggressive chewers, pullers, and fetchers.

Go to the "Dog Toys We Like" page.

Preferred Product


West Paw Design makes many of our favorite dog products. Stimulating for dogs, stands up to strong chewers, and is easy to clean. Plus its made in the USA.

Go to the "Dog Interactive Toys" page


TreatStik is a

treat dispensing toy that will offer your dog hours of mentally stimulating fun.


As your pet nudges & rolls the toy it randomly

dispenses its hidden treats


It is a deterrent from destructive behavior & can stand up to strong chewers


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Preferred Product


TreatStik's are one of our favorite dog products. Stimulating for dogs, stands up to strong chewers, and is easy to clean. Plus its made in the USA.

Go to the "Dog Interactive Toys" page



Chrissy pictured above is enjoying her dog size ice cube which has a piece of dog chicken jerky frozen in the center.



Canine Genius "LEO" treat release rubber toy.
Go to the "Dog Interactive Toys" page.

Preferred Product


The Canine Genius is one of our favorite dog products. Stimulating for dogs, stands up to strong chewers, and is easy to clean. Plus its made in the USA.

Go to the "Dog Interactive Toys" page
For more ideas to entertain your dog, go to the "Enriching Your Dog's Life" page.