Just like birds gotta fly and bees gotta sting, dogs have to chew. To avoid your puppy or dog chewing into your favorite pair of shoes or brand new furniture (heck, even your old furniture.) rawhide bones can act as a deterrent.
By chewing a rawhide bone dogs' jaws strengthen, his or her teeth are cleaner and even their breath freshens up. Dogs that chew regularly on rawhides and other bones or toys have less plaque and tartar buildup on teeth. It also is a great way to keep your dog distracted, or reward them after a long walk.