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Old 12-03-2013, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my seven week old GSD puppy named Chief, and he chews on everything. Im not sure if hes teething, because hes only seven weeks old. I mean, he chews on socks, shoes, bars under the bed, even my fingers. Whenever he chews on something, should I take it away from him, or should I let him chew? Also, when do they start barking? Iv never heard him bark. Thanks! And please,
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Puppies chew and they can also swallow and get sick so make sure only dog stuff is in his mouth.

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Puppies chew and they can also swallow and get sick so make sure only dog stuff is in his mouth.

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Thanks for the info and links! This is my first GSD, so Im new with them. But if you saw my signature, I had Shadow. He was a black lab, but he was very behaved and never chew much.
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I just got Luna 2 weeks ago and she's only 8 weeks I just heard her bark for the first time 3 days ago !! and well I need help with the bitting issue also lol !


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This worked for us. We picked up a couple Nylabones. Ours had the rubber insert to message the gums. Every time we found her starting to chew on something inappropriate, we gave her the bone. After awhile, she only chewed on the bone. She never chewed on anything else again. It took a little while, just stick with it.
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This worked for us. We picked up a couple Nylabones. Ours had the rubber insert to message the gums. Every time we found her starting to chew on something inappropriate, we gave her the bone. After awhile, she only chewed on the bone. She never chewed on anything else again. It took a little while, just stick with it.
Thanks! Hopefully this will work for my dog.
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I just got Luna 2 weeks ago and she's only 8 weeks I just heard her bark for the first time 3 days ago !!

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Definitely give him the things you DO want him to chew on now, as he'll get older and still think he can chew on just anything. These are smart dogs. As the teeth get bigger so does the damage. ( My 10 month old chewed my remote control at 7 months and just recently my electric blanket. When I wasnt around).
Dex didnt start barking til he was around 8 1/2 months. He went straight to his big boy bark, must have been practicing when we werent around lol. Dex is a talker so he mumbles, grumbles, groans and whines to let you know what hes feeling. I think thats why he didnt bark much.
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Dex is a talker so he mumbles, grumbles, groans and whines to let you know what hes feeling. I think thats why he didnt bark much.
Maybe mine is like yours, then! Lol mine talks, whimpers, and growls. By the way, i heard him bark today when he jumped of the couch when noone was around (Hes not allowed on the couch).
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Maybe mine is like yours, then! Lol mine talks, whimpers, and growls. By the way, i heard him bark today when he jumped of the couch when noone was around (Hes not allowed on the couch).
He was probably congratulating himself on his big boy jump with a well deserved big boy bark..lol
They also back talk to you when they dont like something youve said..lol . Your in for some fun

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