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Why does my cane corso chew on things and how to stop it

Even though our dogs are part of the family, they aren’t always the best housemates. And chewing is
among the most prevalent complaints made by humans about their canine roommates.

There are many possible causes of destructive chewing. By identifying why your dog is engaging in the
behavior, you’ll find it’s much easier to figure out how to stop it.

Puppies use their lips to explore and comprehend their environment in the same way as human
children like putting items in their mouths. The good news is that, for many, it’s a stage that they will
outgrow over time. So puppy-proof your home in the meantime, and focus on establishing your pack
leadership so you can reign in chewing or any other unwanted behaviors over the long-term.

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If the behavior occurs when you’re away from home, then it may be a symptom of separation anxiety.
To stop chewing when left alone, you’ll need to address this underlying issue.
If your dog has excess energy, she has to direct it somewhere — and that may just be your favorite
new pair of shoes. Assess the level of challenge you are providing for your dog. Are you providing
regular walks? Are the walks long enough? What about other mental challenges? Are you playing with
your dog enough?


Even past puppyhood, dogs enjoy chewing. It’s a natural, normal behavior — as long as it isn’t
excessive. But that doesn’t mean you have to grin and bear it. Instead, redirect the dog’s chewing
instinct towards appropriate objects, such as chew toys. Correct your dog — calmly and immediately
— when he is chewing on any other object you want him to avoid.


Some nutritional deficiencies can lead to pica, which is the instinct to eat non-food items. And also
some dogs suffering from gastrointestinal issues may use chewing to trigger vomiting to feel better.
Particularly if the behavior started suddenly, it’s worth ruling out medical causes before addressing it
as a behavioral issue.


Dog chewing can be overcome with consistency. In addition to the tips above, another important
technique is claiming the object, which means using your body language and calm-assertive energy to
let the dog know that the object is yours.

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