Puppies chew during teething to relieve sore gums but grow out of it by one year old.
Dogs may chew to self-soothe anxiety or stress. Create a calmer environment.
Inactive dogs chew for stimulation. Provide interactive puzzles and playtime.
High energy dogs use chewing to burn pent up energy if underexercised. Up the activity.
Have your vet evaluate if new destructive chewing results from pain or illness.
Interesting smells/tastes inspire chewing to explore new items.
Stop chewing before it starts by removing temptation and rewarding good behavior.