When I hear my dog(s) chewing something in another room, I sometimes go to take a look at what it is they are working on. In case it is a shoe, what immediate action should I take to stop the chewing in such a way as to not reward the dog with attention?
The answers to remedy this sock-stealing dog explain how the dog may perceive a response as a reward/attention, especially if you start chasing after the sock. I can imagine how that dog might never stop stealing socks or chewing shoes because of this "reward". In the case of a good shoe being chewed, I simply cannot ignore the chewing.
So, what is the proper way to react to stop a dog caught in the act of chewing a shoe?