Here is the way to use a rolled up news paper. Take the rolled up newspaper and lift it over your shoulder, Twist the hand so that the news paper lines up with the back of your head. Now flick the newspaper backwards and forwards, making solid contact with the back of your head whilst repeating "I was not watching my dog, I was not watching my dog, I was not watching my dog".
Distraction and deflection is the better way to get dogs away from being naughty. If they do end up chewing your furniture you cannot blame them as frustrating as it is to see a $500 lounge with a hole where I normally park my butt.That was my fault for leaving the pup unattended.
You can use their name or a sound to get their attention and then provide a distraction in the form of a toy.
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