The "No Chew" Command.
Do you have a new puppy that has decided your furniture makes a great chew toy? If so, I can help. Re-directing the puppy's focus is the key. If you happen to look over and see your pup chewing, or starting to chew on something they shouldn't, get a toy they are allowed to have and a small treat. Go over to the pup and use their name first and then the command, "no chew," move them away from the area they are chewing, give them the toy, and the minute their little teeth touch the toy, praise them heavily and then give them the treat.
If you do this consistently, within a week, when they hear the command, "no chew" they will stop and look for a toy and the treat for stopping. Puppy's are like children, they are either bored or not getting enough attention, so they will do anything to get attention, whether it is positive or negative attention.
Look for more commands in the next post.