Give Them Time

Give your dog at least three minutes to do its business. When your dog eliminates, praise it enthusiastically and give it a yummy treat.

Purpose of Confinement

The purpose of confinement is to prevent your dog from chewing inappropriate items around your house and to maximize the likelihood your dog will develop a chew toy habit.

Chew Toys

Kongs, Biscuit Balls, Big Kahuna footballs, and sterilized long-bones are by far the best chew toys. They are made of natural products, are hollow, and may be stuffed with food to entice your dog to chew them exclusively.

Non-Digging Areas

Discourage your dog from entering non-digging areas. If your dog digs in a non-digging area, put some of his excrement in the hole. This tells the dog that all he’ll find is his feces there and he won’t want to dig there again.

Excessive Barkers

Do not leave an excessive barker outdoors. Yard-bound dogs are exposed to many more disturbances and their barks more easily penetrate the neighborhood.