Jump to content

Puppy-proof laundry hamper?
Is there one?

  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_~Karla~_*

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. sick.gif

Has anyone discovered a laundry hamper that puppies can't eat? I would really appreciate any suggestions... biggrin.gif

#2 Feral*Spikey*

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!!!!!!

#3 Guest_~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... wink.gif




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.

#4 Scruffy Wuffy

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

Awwww,look at those puppy eyes! She certainly is beautiful Karla..Congrats. original.gif

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!

#5 FiveAus

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

Shut the laundry door or put the hamper up where the pup can't reach it.

#6 Guest_~Karla~_*

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!

#7 PrizzyII

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

My cocker eats my knickers too.  sick.gif 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?

#8 Feral*Spikey*

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). glare.gif

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. wacko.gif

#9 SarahVandooo

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

#10 Scruffy Wuffy

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE (~Karla~ @ 06/12/2012, 10:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.. biggrin.gif
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.

#11 Feral*Spikey*

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). laugh.gif

#12 FeralRebelWClaws

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.

#13 minidiamond

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 !!

#14 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:20 AM

Thanks everyone. We think she's beautiful too. wub.gif

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! wink.gif

#15 casime

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.

#16 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

I think she does already Casime! wink.gif

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


Kourtney Kardashian goes nude for art

We've all done some pretty radical things after a big break-up, but Kourtney Kardashian has gone one better.

Video shows babies 'singing' to music in the womb

A new study has shown that babies may actually be able to hear from as early as 16 weeks – 10 weeks earlier than was commonly thought.

Prevent pelvic pain with pre-pregnancy exercise: study

Women who want to stave off aches and pains in pregnancy should exercise regularly before they conceive, experts say.

Dad's hilarious blog about life with twins

A stand-up comedian in the UK has plenty of new material since becoming a dad to twin boys.

Dinosaur products for babies and toddlers

Dinosaurs are one of those classic childhood crazes. We've put together a host of products for dinosaur-mad parents, babies and toddlers.

Restaurant manager sticks up for noisy baby

A mum was left upset by a note from neighbouring diners saying her screaming baby had ruined their dinner.

His name is Cayden: Mum and social media hit back after racist Facebook attack

When a man posted a selfie with a co-worker's son to Facebook, it became a magnet for racist comments.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five new mums will join the Essential Baby Test Drive Team and discover great new baby toys from Fisher-Price & write a review to be published on Essential Baby.

The Chinese tradition for new mums that can now cost $37,000 a month

Opulent rest time is becoming the gold standard in postpartum recovery, inspired by a Chinese confinement custom known as "sitting the month".

How the media can shape our decisions when it comes to labour

We all like to think that we make our choices in fair, reasoned and well-thought out ways. Not many of us would admit that we allowed the media to influence us in our life choices.

Mum told to express in pet relief area at airport

A woman who flew from Boston to Washington says staff with United Airlines at Washington's Dulles Airport suggested she pump her breast milk in the pet-relief area.

Heartbreak as mum dies and her baby chokes to death

An Australian woman living in the US collapsed and died while feeding her baby, who then choked to death on his food. 

The hidden mental health illness of anxiety

Anxiety took over Robyn Read's life to such an extent she could not even buy the groceries and felt suicidal.

Two children fall from second storey window

Two young boys have been rushed to hospital after falling out a second-storey window of a home in Eastwood.

Mum gives birth to India's heaviest baby

An Indian woman has given birth to a baby boy weighing a whopping 5.97kg, setting a new record for the country's heaviest baby.

Grandma surprised with brand new granddaughter

Finding out you’re going to be a grandmother can be a very emotional moment. Finding out that you’re a grandmother and the baby is already here is just out of this world.

Saltwater Sandals for babies and toddlers

Many mamas are wearing Saltwater Sandals - why not buy them for your babies and toddlers too?

How to spring clean your body and mind

Whether you're pregnant, already a mum, or are just trying to be a bit more healthy, there are ways to use the rejuvenating season to give yourself a boost.


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



Can't decide?

Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.