Most dogs are keen to get chomping on their favourite Nylabone, but some dogs can take a little more time to get going.
It may be that dogs haven’t been taught how to enjoy chewing from puppyhood (this is occasionally the case with rescue dogs); and sometimes dogs just prefer to chew the off-limit items that we don’t want chewed up!
Here are a few ways to get your dog more interested in his Nylabone and developing some healthy chewing habits:
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.
Nylabone has a wide range of flavours such as –
With all these flavours to choose from, your dog is spoiled for choice!
Nylabone chews are flavoured throughout, so will not lick off and will last the life time of the chew.
Chews with more ridges and texture make for a more interesting and mentally stimulating chew for your dog.
The flavour in the Chicken Extreme Bone is the same as the Chicken Dinosaur Chew but the different shape and texture may make all the difference for Fido.
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.
Most dogs are interested in whatever you are eating! 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!
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.