tips to stop your dog from chewing

Chewing is a normal part of being dog. Both my dogs Abbey and Mollie have done their fair share of chewing acceptable and non-acceptable household items.
Blankets dominate their chewing fixation. But think about it: the most important part of prevention for chewing is just plain common sense. If you don’t want your dog chewing on your shoes, clothes or furniture, start by keeping those things away from your pet.
Yes, I know. You can’t simply lift up your sofa or armoire and put it in a closet. So some trainers recommend applying a mixture of pepper in Vasoline or some other unpleasant-tasting substance to furniture legs and other potential chewing zones. Just make sure the substance is not toxic.