… but its the chewing every waking moment i give her raw hides she loves them and her large toy box assortment of stuffed animals and rubber dog chews usually keeps her occupied... but she does seem to chew on things she knows isnt accetable... a firm no usually does the trick but is this chewing something she will out grow or is this gonna be something i have to watch for always ???
10 wk old pups shouldn't have rawhide (IMO). my dog is about a year & a half, and even he doesn't get rawhide. If any large chunk is ingested, it can cause blockage. the same goes for those pre-packaged bones, they can contain bacteria, which can upset a pup's system. I think the best options for puppy chewing, are the puppy chew toys. Some good ones are the Orka toys (the gripper, the jack, the jack & rope), and the puppy KONG.
The company Red Barn makes some better "rawhide" options, they have bones made of SMALL rawhide pieces - which sort of crumble apart. I have used these, and my dog loved them when he was little. (they make a mess, but are much safer) Here's some links:
My dog is a year and a half and still a major chewer. Now that he's older he enjoys bully sticks, filled hooves, and real marrow bones. (only when supervised though) I never allow rawhide though, I feel it's just too dangerous.
The chewing probably won't stop anytime soon, but you have to teach that you & your belongings are NOT chew toys. I always play "trade ya!"… my dog grabs a slipper, I grab a chew toy, and say "Trade ya!" taking the slipper away, but providing the chew toy. as long as you provide appropriate things, and keep a close eye, the chewing can be controlled. also, when you see your dog choose a toy, reward her! encourage it.