Aw, but he was so cute when you first brought little Brutus home. Now, he has developed a new habit, one that involves your carpets and his teeth. If you don't put an end to this nasty habit in a hurry, your local carpet store is going to be your new best friend.
Puppies typically begin chewing as their baby teeth come in. It is a perfectly normal behavior, one that would be alleviated in the wild by chewing on hides, bones, and sticks. Brutus is simply chewing on your carpets as a way to get relief from the pain of teething. But, at the same time, it is possible that your pup is chewing because he is bored. In the end, it is up to you to determine why he is chewing and then use one of the following training methods to stop this behavior.
The idea is to teach Brutus that he is not allowed to chew on the carpets. While chewing is a natural behavior in most breeds, the idea here is not so much to put an end to the behavior as it is to redirect it. One of the most common methods of getting your dog to stop chewing on the carpet is to make sure he has an ample supply of chew toys and bones so he can safely satisfy his desire to chew. If this doesn't stop the habit, then you can use training methods to teach him to stop chewing on your carpets.
The sooner you start training Brutus not to chew on the carpets, the better. Most training methods involve some form of redirection, while others simply work to curb the behavior. Beyond a few basic supplies listed below, you will need plenty of patience and the time to spend on training with your pup every day.