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I have an 8 and half week old gsd who is awesome. No troublesome behaviors yet. I would like her to continue with good behavior by providing some safe and fun chew toys. That being said I keep seeing conflicting things to get her... Mini rawhides, bully sticks, those rubber nyla bones, etc... What are some recommendations for 8 to 12 weeks, and then what for later stages like teething months?

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I like bully sticks, trachea, cow ears, ect.. Bully sticks will last a while with a puppy, once adult teeth come it they will get through one pretty quick. I also like horns. A lot depends one your dog's preferences, some will chew whatever and others are more selective.

I don't feed rawhides because of the chemicals used to prepare them, and they are also not very digestible.
 

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Thanks. Should I worry about them being to hard on the young puppy teeth?
Should not be an issue, all those things are fairly soft. I know some people recommend marrow bones, but I personally do not feed or use weight bearing bones are chews. Some dogs do fine with them, but some will fracture teeth or wear them down prematurely.

I am the most careful with young dogs with newly emerged adult teeth. The teeth of a young dog are softer and more easily damaged than those of an adult dog.

I like Best Bully Sticks, they have a variety of natural dog chews Best Bully Sticks: All-Natural Dog Treats, Chews & Bully Sticks
 

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I haven't had much luck with Nyla bones or horns.
No to rawhide and pigs ears get devoured in seconds.

I like Bully sticks best and feed a raw bone a few times per year.
 

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I have an 8 and half week old gsd who is awesome. No troublesome behaviors yet. I would like her to continue with good behavior by providing some safe and fun chew toys. That being said I keep seeing conflicting things to get her... Mini rawhides, bully sticks, those rubber nyla bones, etc... What are some recommendations for 8 to 12 weeks, and then what for later stages like teething months?

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Raw carrots make great puppy chews. They stain carpets though. Soak an old dish towel in water, tie in knots and freeze for supervised chewing to relieve teething pain.
I don't risk puppy teeth on bones.
 
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