Q. My yorkie is now a year and 5 months and he still likes to chew up everything he can get his paws on. Why is this?
A. It sounds as though he was never properly trained NOT to chew things. Do not let your dog out unattended as he cannot be trusted not to chew things. These behaviors can lead to medical problems such as an obstruction. Make sure you provide him with plenty of fun toys. Also buy him bones, bully sticks, or kong toys that you can fill with peanut butter to make them more rewarding. Do not let him out of your sight when he is loose. Reprimand him if he picks up something that is yours by saying "NO", then redirect his attention to his own toy, if he begins chewing it praise and give him treats.