Chewing is a very natural behavior for puppies and dogs, and there are a number of benefits that chewing offers. Chewing is good for keeping tartar from building up on your dog's teeth. When a dog chews on a hard object, it scrapes away the tartar that can build up and cause bad breath, staining, and periodontal disease. Chewing provides dogs with an enjoyable pastime, while others may chew to relieve boredom or anxiety.
Puppies like to chew on something hard to relieve the discomfort in their gums as their adult teeth come in. Chewing helps to develop strong jaws. as youngsters on the items that are acceptable to chew.