It is customary for a puppy to chew everything that it finds in his way especially during the teething period. There are also other causes why dogs get to chew too much and even to become destructives and they need to be treated in the appropriate manner. You can use different methods to treat your dog from the habit of excessive chewing and to save your things from getting chewed in the mean time. As your dog will chew even if not excessively, because this is in its nature, first thing to do is to consider buying it some of the numerous dog chew toys that are available in the market. When you are choosing the most suitable chew toys for your dog, think also at its safety, as some of these toys, due to their size or to other reasons, could harm your pet in some way. Consider for example the case of some toys that are very small compared to the size of your dog’s mouth, it may happen to swallow one of them and suffocate with it. You should avoid the chew toys that are made of hard materials, if your dog is old and its teeth are weak, they can get fractured by these toys. Nevertheless, we should not forget that the dog chew toys have numerous benefits for the dog and the dog owner, and this is mainly the reason they are manufactured and bought. These benefits are experienced firsthand by the dog, which makes it less destructive and more obedient. The first to benefit are the dogs that are bored or even anxious, because chewing a toy will help them to become more active. Most of the time dogs chew on things because they are bored or anxious. While chewing the toy, your dog will become less bored or anxious and it may even consider playing with the toy instead of chewing it. Secondly, the toys help in providing mental stimulation to the dog. While interested in the toy, the dog will no more try to chew other things. The dog will have something on what to focus its attention. Thirdly, there is the benefit that is associated with the fact that the dog chew toys discourage the dog from having destructive behavior. The chewing dog will fully concentrate on the most interesting thing to chew, meaning the toy. The owner will also benefit as he or she will have fewer expenses, and the dog’s teeth have better chances to not get fractured when trying to chew some hard materials. The fourth benefit is the fact that the chew toy serves as a positive place where the dog can release its physical energy. If the dog has a lot of energy going to waste, instead of chewing other valuable things it is able to chew the toy and release its energy without having to cause any harm whatsoever. These chew toys also help in exercising the muscle jaws of the dog. This way the dog chew toys are also helping the dog to improve its ability of handling hard and heavy things. Through chewing these toys, your dog will get rid of the dental plaque and will have healthier teeth.