Labrador Puppies Chewing
Many people have asked me “how do Labrador puppies chew” can they chew on things they shouldn’t”. Some have even claimed that they’re taught to chew with their mouths. In actuality, most puppies don’t develop this behavior until they’re around one-year-old. Many Labs have this habit, but it’s rare, and there are plenty of breeds of Labradors that don’t have this habit, like the Shih Tzu and Bulldog.
Some Labrador puppies learn to chew by watching their parents. To establish the importance of their toys, you can make an association between the parents and their toys. In most cases, if a dog doesn’t have the object, he’ll chew it. As long as the puppy sees it every day, he’ll continue to do so. This is a learned behavior that most Labradors pick up in a short time.
Labradors also learn to chew at around eight weeks old. The only way to make sure that the habit isn’t picked up again is to stop giving the puppy the toy. I’ve heard this rumor, but when I asked the owner, she explained that the puppy must have been given the toy in the wrong order. If she had given the toy first, the puppy wouldn’t have been able to know the order it came in, and the same thing happens with a food toy. Also, the puppy learns to wait for its reward from the food toy. If you put the toy first, it won’t want the food.