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Chewing top tips

 

Dogs will chew what they chew. The more they practice chewing those things, the more they will chew them.

Tip 1: Flavour

Just like us, dogs have different tastes and preferences and may like one flavour more than he likes another. 

So, try giving him a few different options until he finds the one he really likes best. 

We have many different zero-calorie and lick-proof forever-lasting flavours to choose from:

Tip 2: Texture

Chews with more ridges and texture make for a more interesting and mentally stimulating chew for your dog. 

Irregularly shaped bones and chews will also massage your dog’s gums more and be even better at cleaning your dog’s teeth. 

Top tip - Roughing your dog’s Nylabone up a little bit by rubbing it on a hard, outside surface will help release more of the flavour scent – which can also pip your dog’s attention.

Tip 3: Love his Nylabone like you love your phone!

Most dogs are interested in whatever you are - use this curiosity to your advantage!

Make him believe that you love his Nylabone. You can do this by carrying it around the house with you, keeping it on the dining room table near your dinner plate, or putting it in your bag.

By doing this, you will make it seem like the chew toy is yours and make it appear more “forbidden” to him, which of course is appealing!

TIP 4: Join in

Hold your dog's Nylabone so he can sniff, lick or attempt to mouth it.  Holding his chew whilst his interest builds can take the pressure off knowing what to do with it. 

Once he's used to beginning to chew with you holding it, wait until he's really got going before releasing it for him to take hold of himself.

The more you practice chewing, the more he'll chew and will start to seek out his Nylabone himself.

Tip 5: Stay positive

Finally, always praise your dog any time he shows interest in his Nylabone.

Positive reinforcement is the best way to get your dog to perform any desired behaviour and getting him to chew the right objects is no exception.

It’s easy to get frustrated when your dog won’t do something you want him to, but keeping a calm, positive attitude is the best way to effectively communicate with him.