Chew on this…
Puppies are very inquisitive and their way of finding out about things includes chewing on them. So if you want to protect your furniture and your feet, offer your pup a healthy fresh carrot to chew on instead. Not all pups will take to carrots but it’s so worth trying, what’s the worst that can happen? You’ll have to bin 1 carrot (better still, compost if you can).
If your pup is reluctant to try it out, peel a carrot and nibble on it yourself first. It’s the old “I’ll have what she’s having” trick.
Carrots can be room temperature or straight from the fridge; in sticks, rounds or whole.
And if your pup really doesn’t want to chew on a carrot, try offering other healthy things instead like pieces of apple, frozen peeled bananas, ice cubes (plain, flavoured, or with hidden treats inside), and for little pups frozen peas. If you like to juice fruits and veg at home, keep some of the left over pulp and freeze that for your dog to chew on … but don’t complain if they refuse anything with kale in it ; )
PS: If they are still chewing on your shoes, put them away out of reach. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best.