One of the reasons that Poodle puppy will chew, even before teething has begun, is to explore the world. A puppy will use their mouth (as opposed to a hand) to figure out….”What is this?” “What is this made of” “Will this cause pleasure to gnaw on?” “Will this make noise if I bite down” … and most importantly if you step in to supervise, another question that will be answered is: “Am I allowed to be chewing on this?”
One must understand that it is in the nature of a Poodle puppy (or any other dog breed, for that matter) to chew and explore with their mouths. And there are ways that you can limit what is chewed on…and answer that biggest question of all “Am I allowed to be chewing on this?”
Since a puppy will put anything in his mouth, it is extremely important to puppy proof your home. While this is most vital during the first year, since a dog of any age may mouth an object it is recommended to periodically performed checks of all accessible areas and remove anything that could be a potential chocking hazard. Floors are an “everything is up for grabs” zone to a puppy and must be kept clear.
One of the most common complaints of puppy owners is “My puppy chewed my shoes!” The answer is to simply put your shoes in an area that your puppy cannot reach. While you don’t want to have to rearrange your entire home, a loving owner must make certain changes for the sake of their new canine family member and this includes finding new areas, out of reach, for things such as shoes, pocketbooks, wallets, wires / electrical cords (should be wrapped and held out of reach with twist ties), remote controls and cell phones.
In this way, you can be 1 step ahead, but not even allowing the temptation to chew on these things to manifest.