Every dog loves to chew, it helps keep their teeth and gums healthy. But, when it comes to chewing on power cords, you have no choice but to put a stop to it. It's not that your pup is overly attracted to the cord because it is electrical in nature, more than that, most power cords are the perfect size for the average pup to gnaw on. While this might feel good to your pup at first, it certainly won't if he chews through to the bare wires.
Even if your pup doesn’t get electrocuted, it is still possible for you or one of your family to suffer this fate. In most cases, all you get is a nasty shock, but this type of shock can create a fire hazard and lead to more significant injuries up to and including death. You simply CANNOT let your pup chew on wires; doing so could kill him.
The task at hand is to stop your pup from chewing on electrical cords; a task that might not be as easy as it seems. Chewing is a very natural behavior for dogs of all sizes and ages. When they are pups, it's because they are teething and then throughout adulthood, it's to help keep their teeth and gums healthy. So, what you are in essence trying to do, is to train your dog to go against one of his most natural behaviors.
Keep in mind that if you are going to take away something your pup has learned to chew on, you'd better have something on hand to redirect his chewing efforts to. Without a substitute, your pup is going to keep chewing on things he shouldn't.
You can start training your pup not to chew on cords as soon as you notice he starts chewing on them. There aren't any age limits, lower or upper. Of course, it is easier to train your dog at a very early age. Not only will this save your cords, it could save your pup's life. You can train older dogs, but if your old guy has suddenly started chewing again, you might want to take him to see the vet. This could an indication of dental problems.
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Beyond this, any extra items are covered in the methods below. Please bring plenty of patience to the training sessions, your pup will appreciate it and be more apt to learn faster.