There are many reasons why dogs love to play with their toys. It could be that they are looking for attention or simply want to play with your. However, the most common reason is that your dog feels comfortable and secure when you are around. This is how they let them know that they trust them.
Do your dogs play with their toys at your body because they want to be aware that they’re happy mood? Do they want to show you that they’re looking for your attention? Are they trying to signal a threat or display of power? What’s the purpose to a puppy chewing its toy on your?
You’re The Alpha
The dogs are pack animals and they are drawn to the people they are most likely to be around. This behavior is enhanced when dogs see that you are someone they trust and is able to defend their interests (the Alpha). In the end, you’ll be the target of their chewing toys.
Don’t discipline your dog for chewing toys at you, since it could trigger fear and anger. Positive or neutral behavior tends to make you more productive and healthier over the long term.
If you do not mind your dog chewing on toys with your body, you can help stimulate the behavior by touching them or speaking to them in a gentle voice. Dogs react very positively to this kind of behavior.
Why Do Dogs Chew Toys On You?
If your dog is chewing their toy on your lap it means that the dog is trusting you. The dog is likely to want to play with their toy while being in your presence. It’s an win-win.
A dog who chews on toys you isn’t that different from the little child who wants to enjoy their playthings with their parents. Humans and animals alike are attracted by their caregivers.
If the dog jumps up on your lap and begins to chew on their toys you, it’s a huge praise and says the way they feel about you.
It’s no secret that dogs love being admired by their owners. The dog chewing on their toys around you could be a way for them to try to catch your focus.
If you think your dog is just doing this in order to attract your attention, give your dog more attention at different times during the day to ensure that they don’t think that chewing on toys on you laps is all it takes to be aware of them.
Are your pet’s teeth gnawing on an item on your lap and they are moving away and chasing at it? Are they playingfully wagging their tails and shaking their toys with a ferocious force? If yes, they’re trying to signal that they’re ready to play.
Your dog might want to be aware that your dog is an energetic mood and wants to let his energy flow!
Also, if you do not want your dog to chew toys on your lap, play together more.
What To Do If Your Dog Chews Toys On You
Before doing anything it is important to determine whether you are okay with the possibility that your dog plays with toys in your lap. It’s for them an act of trust and love. How do you feel about it?
1. Encourage the behavior
If you’re okay with your dog chewing toys at you, you can help the behavior. You can give them a kiss when you’re sitting on them or even talk to them with an infant voice.
If they are trying at playing with you then start play with them. Dogs will be thrilled!
2. Create a play area
In the event that you’re not a lover of dogs toy chewing in your lap you can create an area to play in for them.
The reason dogs will chew on toys on you is that they feel safe and secure and secure, therefore creating a place where they can have fun with toys while being at ease will make them want to play in the area instead of sitting on your lap.
If you are in a room, put down a blanket or cozy bed, and then include a crate of toys. When your dog attempts to chew on their toys your pet, pick up your pet’s toy and place it inside the play space.
3. Stand up
If your dog is trying to chew on you, rise up and go somewhere else. When you become accustomed of doing this then your dog will learn that you’ll move when they chew in your lap. In the end, they will be taught not to sit on your laps to chew on their toys.
4. Ignore them
If your dog continues to grab your attention by chewing on your toys just ignore them completely and carry on doing the same thing you’re doing.
This technique is contingent on the dog’s personality. If the dog you own is affectionate and needs lots of attention, this strategy is likely to be effective. If they learn that you won’t give them any attention when they’re chewing on your toys and they’ll take their toys in a different place.
However, if your dog doesn’t require much time, this trick likely won’t be effective. Why? They’re probably chewing on toys on you as they are comfortable in your presence.
If this happens, you should make sure you make a play space for them , or let them move around whenever they decide to chew on a toy placed or sit on the lap of your child.
5. Use positive reinforcement
Positive reinforcement is among the most effective ways to teach the behavior for your pet (or anyone else). The concept behind positive reinforcement is that every moment your dog performs a task you love, you reward them with treats. In this instance, every time your dog chews his toys in a place that isn’t your property, you’ll reward them with an incentive.
At some point, when your dog understands that everyone is better off when they don’t chew on your toys and stop, you’ll stop giving them treats to stop chewing on your toys.
Be sure to avoid using punishing or negative reinforcement. This can cause your dog to fear you, which can cause increased aggression. Instead of scolding your dog, you can use rewards or positive reinforcement when your dog isn’t chewing their toys at you.