It seems a lot of people are impressed with Mr. B's ability to not only carry around his favorite stuffies, but keep them relatively intact.Since this is "how-to" week, here is how we taught Mr B to change his baseball-mitt ripping days to be gentle with his stuffie toys:
we had an overwhelming response asking for our secret to teaching Mr. B
not to tear apart his toys. When we first got Mr. B, he was a pro
chewer: ripping apart baseball mitts in minutes and quickly tearing
through all of Miss M's toys.
1) We reinforce positive toy-chewing behavior
2) We have a signal to let Mr. B know when we're disappointed
3) We supervised toy playings and kept chewing time to a minimum
Mr. B is sensitive, but I wonder how this would work with most dogs. Or does anyone else have some other tips?
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