Poppy still does the same thing and she will be 2 on March 4th! The best way to stop her is to throw a treat in the opposite direction and she/he will drop whatever and will go for the treat works every time for Poppy as she is such a little pig! She has calmed down a lot though in the last few months thank god. I found the worse thing to do is chase after her she thinks it is just a game!
Poppy loved to chew books from the bookshelf - worst was a HP first edition -
Hello, niece! You are correct! He very much views it as a game when I chase him! His entire body language displays exuberance! I just spring into action because I try to prevent damage to books or magazines. I will try throwing a toy. My other dog did just that with him a few months ago. He was chewing a rawhide that she wanted. She deliberately got his blue rubber ball and bounced it in front of him. he dropped the rawhide to get the ball and within SECONDS my Feist had the rawhide and was in the other room on the couch chewinig it! Dillon didn't know what hit him! His expression was one of shocked amazement!