What is Champing All About?

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What is Champing All About?

Champing – Champing is a noisy chewing motion, despite there being nothing to chew.  Depending on the circumstance, this behavior is connected with friendliness, insecurity, pacifying an opponent, or submission depending on the circumstance.

Champing is one of the first sounds a puppy hears when their siblings suckle.  Therefore, it is a sound connected with a sense of satisfaction.  Redirection of champing later means a pacifying behavior – trying to turn an unpleasant situation into a pleasant one.  Champing is a simple and effective way to show friendliness towards a dog.  In fact, this behavior seems to have a relaxing effect on most mammals.