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The Cone of Shame - Is it okay?

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Dear fellows. Recently, my puppy broke 4 mobile phone chargers, a usb connector, router connector, an Ethernet cable and just last night our Electric Fan short-circuited causing temporary power-off in our unit. I was really mad at her but then I can't do anything except stare at her and shout her words while pointing at the things she broke.
She chewed on the wires mentioned above though she already have a chew-bone, a toy ball, a pull-rope and a number of mats and rags. Every time she did it, I can't do anything to the poor puppy. I put her in her cage but her whining and whimpering is enough to let her out again after a few minutes.

Recently, I've been reading on how to prevent this but they doesn't seem to work. Just want to ask you out there if using e-collars or "cone of shame" is okay to use as punishment? I know I've spoiled her somehow but she's a dog and its natural for her to chew things specially while in the puppy-phase. Any advice would be great..
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Put everything she can chew out of reach, including papers and tissues, etc. Take your cables and either hide them under rugs or up high, or buy those cable protectors to put on them.

A 2 month old puppy is a chewing machine. A 2 month old puppy is also a baby and you can't expect much out of babies. Management is the key here. Move every single thing you can physically move out of her reach. When you catch her chewing something you can't reach, simply remove it or her (if it's a couch, for example) put a toy in her mouth and praise her for chewing the toy.

This does take a while, but eventually, she will learn that chewing toys is what you want her to do.
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