Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Chewing and Rock Eating

I don't think that Swissy puppies are "really" bad chewers as compared to some other breeds, but some seem to have a real affinity to rocks. I used to worry about the rock eating quite a bit, but over the years it just doesn't bother me. They always seem to pass (sooner or later). As for wood chewing, that seems to be much more of an individual dog trait than a "breed" trait. You may try bitter apple or other deterents, but some are just chewers. I have a 6 year old that just did some woodworking herself. Giving an alternative is always a good idea......but dogs will be dogs.