We got a golden retriever puppy. She was ADORABLE but I was a little terrified she would chew up everything in our house. I think this probably put my husband on high alert and the dog subconsciously knew to not mess with mama… She was a dream of a puppy. She was chill at night and did not chew anything I feared she would (like our antique furniture, I would have kicked her out!) When people ask for advice, I recommend a LOT of exercise plus lots of chew toys. Every new puppy owner should subscribe to BarkBox.
Cool dog toys + treats delivered monthly (totally worth the price!)
Our dog loves all of the toys + treats from Bark Box, which arrives monthly on our doorstep with clever themes like the Grinch for Christmas (antlers, grinch stuffed toy) and candy store for February (stuffed gumball machine toy, etc). The subscription is definitely worth the price, which you’d end up spending every trip to Target and Pet Smart on new dog toys. Boxes start at $22/month.
Each of the BarkBox has a theme which will make you laugh. They are all so clever. This is our unboxing of “The Spy Who Licked Me,” starring our 10-year-old:
BarkBox Unboxing Video
As you can see, SO MANY TOYS. It’s great! And puppies tear toys apart kind of quickly, so having lots of toys keeps them chewing toys and not furniture.
She truly loved toys, and never started chewing on anything that we didn’t want her to (like our nice furniture.) I really think the endless new supply of toys was the reason she was such an incredibly well-behaved puppy.
Puppies will chew BarkBox Toys & not your stuff
BarkBox sends a box of toys and treats monthly, and during the puppy-chewing stage, this was ESSENTIAL. Our pup got a LOT of exercise – my husband took daily long walks around the neighborhood (and lost 30 pounds!) – plus, she had lots of play dates with our neighbor’s lab which wore her out. She was chill in the evening, sleeping rather than hyper running around the house (which was my fear!)
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BarkBoxes start at $22/month, which are a great value for the quality of toys and treats included. Plus, can you really put a price tag on your pup’s happiness? Or, let’s be honest, can you really put a price tag on your dog chewing toys instead of your stuff?? Every new puppy owner should subscribe to BarkBox. Sign up at BarkBox
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