When we brought an 8-week old Lizzie McSquare home, she immediately took a liking to my shoes and even some of Matthew’s. She was partial to his sandals.
To help her be a more successful puppy, we diligently kept almost all of our shoes in the closet.
The exception? The sneakers I would wear and still wear on our walks. For her first several months in her new home, Lizzie chewed various holes all over both of my shoes.
Nowadays, Lizzie doesn’t chew on my shoes as much as use them as Mommy reminders, especially since school started back up and I’m not around during the day.