Puppy-proof laundry hamper?
Is there one?
, Dec 05 2012 06:43 PM
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:43 PM
So, we ended up with a very young labrador puppy. She chews/eats everything (I'm not kidding, I've spent over $300 in vet bills in the last week alone due to her eating random things).
She particularly likes to eat our cane laundry hamper. She also likes to get my dirty knickers out of it and chew them.
Has anyone discovered a laundry hamper that puppies can't eat? I would really appreciate any suggestions...
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:48 PM
The short answer is no.
Puppies will chew anything and everything because they are teething.
If you do not want something (including people and furnishings) chewed, then you need to remove access to that area, or to those objects by locking them away (and then not letting the puppy chew on the cupboard that its locked in).
Get a lot of chew toys - Nylabones, Kongs, Ropes, etc, and everytime she goes the chew, stick the Nylabone in her mouth.
And consider using her crate when you cannot supervise her in the house - a puppy is the equivalent of a 2yo in terms of mischief making when your eyes are not on them (or even when they are).
So where's the picture - you got a puppy and nothing for us?????? Naughty Karla!!!!!!
Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:33 PM
Thanks Spikey. I'll have to work something else out for the dirty laundry. I am planning on buying her a Nylabone and some deer antlers for Christmas, so hopefully that will help.
Here a few piccies of our beautiful little girl. She likes to bite my phone cover, so please excuse the snarl in the photos... http://m.flickr.com/photos/83822366@N07/8247011172/lightbox/http://m.flickr.com/photos/83822366@N07/8247011794/lightbox/http://m.flickr.com/photos/83822366@N07/8247014888/lightbox/
ETA, and please excuse my Flickr name. I signed up with it as a joke before I realized there was a member here with the same name.
Edited by ~Karla~, 05 December 2012 - 08:37 PM.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:36 AM
Awwww,look at those puppy eyes! She certainly is beautiful Karla..Congrats.
Only thing I can think of for a laundry hamper pups possibly couldn't chew would be one made out of metal..Lol!
As for the chew toys can I add that pigs ears are Da BOMB! I'm always seeing my pups chew these more than any other toy I have. I buy stacks of them!
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:54 AM
Shut the laundry door or put the hamper up where the pup can't reach it.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:38 PM
Thanks Scruffy. She is such a little sweetheart too. I'll have to get her a bag of pigs ears this weekend - might help keep her happy.
FiveAus - the laundry hamper is in the bathroom. At the moment, I'm keeping it in the bath, but that's not going to last long before she figures out how to get in there herself!
Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:44 PM
My cocker eats my knickers too.
The crotch of any of my garments is fair game, as is/was my entire shoe rack. I lost, seriously, 2 dozen pairs of shoes, and its just stopped now (she's nearly 2).
We had to move everything off floor level really and make sure that she was given plenty of toys she liked. Surprisingly she ignores kongs and all those hard rubbery toys but absolutely loves fluffy softie type toys so she has a range of stuffed and empty ones which she plays with endlessly. Your puppy might like some of those too?
Good luck, I'll see you in the undie aisle at Kmart then shall I?
Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:33 PM
My darling Anja came with a toy pig - she had it until quite recently when she decided to rip its snout off, and pull the innards out (it was an oinker, so had some sort of squeezy thing in it).
She now has a giant rat toy that she carries around - and gives to DH when she wants to sit on him.
Absolutely no items of clothing destroyed. However my apple trees and pear trees have not been so lucky. Darn dog climbs into them.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:14 PM
Omg she is soo damn cute! Almost makes up for her chewing on everything!!Haha pretty much it's just about giving her things to chew on instead! And maybe even putting her in a crate ( or old playpen if you have one) until she's established chewing on toys, then let her our and about in the house
Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:24 PM
Thanks Scruffy. She is such a little sweetheart too. I'll have to get her a bag of pigs ears this weekend - might help keep her happy.I always give the new owners of my foster pups a pig ear when they come to collect their pup. Just a little pressie for the puppy really..
I hope your little girl enjoys them too.
Lmao Spikey,my rescue dog from SAFE in Karratha came with a stuffed teddy bear. He used to suck on it like a baby.Its now been de-stuffed and I have the carcass still left after something like 5-6 yrs..Lol!Pups now use it as a tug a war toy.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:48 AM
Anja had sucked pig, and plucked a lot of his fur off before she issued the coup de grace. He wasn't salvagable, and was in several bits by the time I'd realised she'd done the deed. Poor piggy (though I'm not so sad about the random grunts going missing).
Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:10 PM
Funny how they all have their preferred toys. Elly LOVES soft toys but normally has them in pieces within minutes. She finds the seam the pulls at it until it comes apart. So for Christmas she normally gets a couple of $2 shop soft toys.
Bandit loves rope toys!
OP Biscuit is GORGEOUS!!!
If it makes you feel any better I have a cat that steals my dirty undies and rolls in them and he's been seen humping my dirty clothes.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:18 PM
Puppy breaaattttth. Beautiful !!
Our labbies chewed like mad too - as PPs said, you just have to keep things out of their way if you don't want them chewed ! And give them lots of alternatives. Simple things like plastic milk bottles with some kibble inside (remove the lid & plastic ring) work a treat.
Quick one on pig's ears - puppy will LOVE them but they are quite high in fat. Fine as an occasional treat but you might want to consider some other things lower in fat to keep her in shape. Labs and their hungry eyes have a way of trying to persuade !!
Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:20 AM
Thanks everyone. We think she's beautiful too.
She likes to steal the kids soft toys so maybe I will buy her a few of her own to maim and destroy to her hearts content. She has hard rubber toys, rope toys, squeaky toys etc already and I'm going to get her a Nylabone and some deer antlers for Christmas. *sigh* Good thing she's so cute!
Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:01 PM
Bear in mind that once you give your dog a stuffed toy, then they may consider that all stuffed toys are fair game.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:03 PM
I think she does already Casime!
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