What can we provide our chewing-obsessed dog to keep him happily occupied? And will he outgrow the desire to chew everything in the house?
Our newest addition
is an incredible fun, awesome dog - but is easily bored, and obsessed with chewing. He has destroyed a pair of shoes, glasses case, several books, cardboard boxes in the past week...
Main question: What are the best toys, diversions, tricks and games to keep him occupied, happy and distracted from the illicit chewing?
Bonus question: does this go away at a certain age or comfort in our house?
- He is about a year old.
- We take him out for high energy walking/dog park running for at least two hours a day and lots and lots of indoor playing with him (ball tossing, tug of war) I think he's getting enough exercise
- I tried the Kong with peanut butter and he is not at all interested in peanut butter. He does like the Kong stuffed with dog food/treats/cheese - other ideas?
- Toys he likes: bones, stuffed animals with squeaky parts, tug of war rope, games involving work (like hunting for things or pulling things out of a box, etc.)