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How Can I Reward My Puppy for Chewing His Toys Instead of Everything Else When He's so Food-Motivated?

This question is admittedly similar to this but with some differences that I wanted to see if folks had any more specific advice on. I have a 13-week old likely Shepherd mix puppy who's definitely a ...
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Is it acceptable to tie a dog to a leash as a timeout to prevent biting?

My 2 month old puppy is teething and has a natural proclivity for biting things; anything and everything. While I understand that this behavior is natural and might stop after a while, he also bites ...
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Is it safe to chill or freeze rawhide?

I was wondering if it would be safe to chill in the fridge--or even freeze in the freezer before giving it to the dog. My guess is that it would either make it brittle and unsafe, or it would become a ...
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Why does my puppy wait before eating?

For a week or so, my puppy (Brittany, male, 5 months old) doesn't start eating right after being given his bowl, as he happily did so far. The routine is like this: I take the bowl from his crate, ...
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How can I best manage a teething puppy?

My puppy is 4.5 months old, and he's teething. His gums are quite red and irritated. I provide him with different chew toys (only 1-2 of them at the same time, changing every day). I also give him a ...