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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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SHREDDING is Havanese... :)

We all know that our Havanese dogs love to shred any kind of paper. I was reading today that "cleaning up shredded paper is a small price we have to pay for owning an amazing Havanese".
I want to know if you provide the oportunity to your Hav to satisfy this desire to shred. Many times they do it without help (for sure) but do you give them papers, magazines or any kind of paper for them to enjoy shredding? Which kind of paper is really a danger for them to eat?
Ache loves ANY kind of paper but I am more scared of tissue paper, paper towels, napkins as she tries to eat it. When she shreds magazines, she usually doesn't eat it.
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LOL, yes, we actually give Tillie the wrapper from the Costco Toilet Paper rolls! LOL When she hears a new roll coming out she RUNS! She loves paper towel rolls also... I do NOT enjoy cleaning up kleenex or TP though, even though that is one of her most coveted things to shred and she is constantly stealing it from the garbage can, exp. right now cause I am sick and am using LOTS of kleenex... ICK.

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I have scrap paper that I crumble and throw for her when I am ready to throw it out. She shreds it while I am here and then I clean it up. Have not seen her eat it. Just shred and leave!

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Red face Shredding -- Almost makes me happy!

Having adopted two adult female former breeder puppy mill rescue dogs over an 18 month period who did not do anything "normal" to begin with, I thought it was so wonderful when they both (separately) started shreding paper -- as it was so Havanese! The older -- now four seems to have stopped, but the younger (three) is still delighting me from time to time when I forget and leave newspaper or magazines within her reach!

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Mine love napkins, the will steal them, they do not eat them. My Lhasa likes newpaper and Yogi will engage in the activity with him.

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haha it's not just a Hav thing Drake and Izzy love to shred too! Empty paper towel rolls- we use it as a trumpet and do-ta-do-ta-do and they go nuts and shred them. Vana sneaks into the wastebaskets she is doing better though.


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We had an old pile of magazines and papers under our bed,when Dizzie first arrived.I didn't know about the shredding then, but it wasn't long before I found out! Dizzie is such a neat shredder, each piece of paper shredded to the same size, very neat! Anyway then along came Nellie,well pieces of paper all different sizes all over the place! I can even tell without looking which pup is shredding just by the sound they make, Dizzie makes gentle tearing sounds, whilst Nellie makes ripping and crunching noises! I left the paper and magazines under the bed for the dogs to work their way through, but I thought it seems to be taking them a very long time to get through the pile of papers,when I discovered that DH was topping the pile up with his old post and junk mail to save from having to shred it himself.So we have working dogs instead of lap dogs.

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ha ha ha! that is hilarious!

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Abby used to shred anything but now just kleenex - her favorite! She found a couple today up in my dad's bedroom. She is the only dog I've ever had that didn't get into a waste basket so I can finally keep one out in the open in the bathroom for the first time in years. Was just wondering the other day if McGee will be that good - probably Can't get that lucky twice!

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Wow! I have never really thought about "letting" them shred just for the sheer pleasure it would bring to them. After thinking about it I guess its the least I can do for them in exchange for all of the joy and companionship they provide to me on a daily basis. It's just paper afterall! Thanks for the new perspective!

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