Correct Chewing & Teething Toys
Not all dog toys are the same. Some are colorful pieces of rubber that are basically worthless. Owners are attracted to them because of the colors or perhaps because of the fun and amusing names of them. However, to truly help your Boxer puppy with the teething stage, a puppy must have a large supply of proper dog toys that are designed to help him.
What are the perfect types of teething toys for your puppy? They will have 3 characteristics:
They will be able to be put into a freezer. Many of these will be filled with water, thus allowing the freezing method to work very well. Chewing on a cold object will help tremendously.
The dog toy must be very sturdy, it will be used continually throughout this time
3) The dog toy will be a solid object with thinner and longer elements that protrude from the base. It must be shaped in a way that allows your dog to use it to get right onto the gum that is in between teeth and to reach any area that is causing discomfort.
What If I am Not Home?
Just as you must plan for house training your Boxer
even at times that you are not home, you must allow prepare for this. A Boxer puppy can be put into a gated area. However, that area should contain plenty of proper dog toys. To leave your puppy without resources to soothe itchiness and sore gums is just plain cruel.
Along with chews should be water in a dispenser, food (if you will be gone during meal time), a comfortable area to rest/sleep (canine bed or pillow) and an area for a pee pad.
How long is too long to stay home alone? A 4 month old puppy, if going into the gated off area immediately after eliminating, can only hold on for 4 hours. An hour is added for each month your puppy grows older.