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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions?

Havee has a new game...how quickly he can rip up the puppy pad. I make sure to tuck in all the little corners and edges. He bites the slack with his teeth--picks and picks until it's a million pieces! I even spray it with more attractant--it can't taste very good!

It is in his expen, he needs to have this when I go back to work next week. I took off a few days to get him(and me)situated.

Any suggestions or alternatives
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 11:52 AM
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The washable ones. I love them. I got mine at pets mart but IM sure they are cheaper online. Stogie shreds anything in site, so I cant have paper laying around.
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When my puppies get to that shredding stage, I prefer the washable pads too. If you really need to use the disposable pads, you can get a frame to hold down the ends, but Havee will probably find a way to rip it from the center which is probably even worse to swallow (the filler).
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Have you tried taping it down around the edges?

I haven't had this problem, but I can imagine it is frustrating for you! Or you could resort to buying a different type of pad and see if that remedies the problem. The Nature's Miracle ones that I use are pretty durable...but Gucci hasnt' tried to tear it apart yet.

I'd be consistant in telling him "No". Gucci usually stops whatever she is into when I say "no", even though she does have the paper shredding gene, she knows to leave alone my sewing patterns! lol, I just give her paper or a paper towel occasionally so she gets her "fix" lol

Good luck!
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I am using the pad holder and am sure to tuck in the edges. It's the middle that he pulls at with his teeth.

I didn't even know there were washable pads. I'm going to look those up
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We started spraying the pads with Bitter Apple. It seems to work (most of the time) We were afraid that they would avoid it and not pee on it- but that is not the case. But we keep ours in a pan (bassequipment.com) that must keep some scents on it. I've also used two sided tape to keep it from slipping.

I am very interested in the cloth ones--as we plan to have an inside potty room always for occaissions when we are not home in time. Melissa, can you tell me more about them. Do you wash them in the washing machine and re-use them? Do they have a scent that atracts them? are they more likely to think it is OK to go pee on a blanket?




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My puppy shreds his training pads too, and we use the Nature's Miracle ones. He primarily does it when he is left home alone in his ex-pen. I think I will try the washable ones for in the ex-pen.

The only real problem I have found with housebreaking with training pads is that our puppy does not seem able to distinguish between the pee pads and small area rugs...
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Cosmo shreds them but not all the time just when he gets a calling I guess .. I found an AKC brand and he would not shred those .. Ahnold is fine he is not a shredder .. I really liked them and they were sold at Tarjay ..Now I cannot find them again .
As to the washable ones they are great but I would be washing them all the time and I would need a pile so I use them for travel only ..
You can buy them at Petsmart and Petsmart on line .. I do not know where else you may find them .
I did find he shred the wee wee pads brand more than the other brands . I tried the holder and that helped but I had them in more than one area ..
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also- for training not to go everywhere- we tought both Jasper and Cash to go in one place by slowly removing the other pads- and then making it an adventure and a game--- if he started looking around or I thought it was time we would lead them to the area (which is through a doggy door) and said do your biz --- and then we made a really big deal and treated "good biz"

I think having it in an out of the way place makes it easier for them to remember that there is a special place-- I also think it helps the confusion issue some have mentioned about teaching them to potty both inside and out.
They know they have to go someplace other than right here. Cash will be 6 months on May 9th and we have not had an accident in about a month (other than diahrea) fingers crossed.

Jasper at 16 months really prefers to go outside and will usually hold it--- but if he has had a lot to drink or we get home late- he still occassionally surprises us by using their potty area.




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OH no!!!Duncan hasn't gotten to the shredding stage yet.Guess I have that to look forward to!!
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