Help!! He is an 8 month old chocolate lab and all he wants to do is chew and eat. I understand that this is quite normal for his age and breed but will he grow out of it at some point? I have hidden everything upstairs behind the child gate but it got left open today by mistake. I try and make sure he has toys etc to chew on but it seems an obsession with him, he won't stop, I am quite layed back about mess etc. but I draw the line at my shoes!!