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|08-28-2009, 12:06 AM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Paper, paper, paper!!!
My girl Carly is 11 mths and had a previous home prior to us and I have only had her for a short time and have I believe her training is coming along pretty good. She seemed to have had almost no training prior to me. My main issue with her is she loves to tear up paper! From notebook paper to toilet paper, you name it she will find it. It's like she loves the way the tear sounds or something its funny but not when I have the big messes to clean up daily. lol She of course does it when I've stepped out for errands or in the other room or what not. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how I can get her to stop? If she can't find any paper around she will go into the bathroom and get it off the toilet paper roll. I have since bought more toys so she has more of a variety to play with but she still seems to want paper. Does anyone else have this problem or have had this problem before?
|08-28-2009, 07:20 AM||#2|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Miami, FL,USA
Oops .... nobody told you the Yorkie proofing of the house yet?
I'm surprised that it's just paper
My guys have dibs on anything that touches the floor
and can be carried or played with
If it's paper ..... automatic confetti in seconds
If I don't want to be searching for socks to wear I need to make sure they are not accessible to them .... or any article of clothing for that matter
I would suggest just making sure that paper isn't around for her to get to
Mike and Zach's Dadd
|08-28-2009, 12:24 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
My puppy Winston does the same thing! He even goes into the trash can under my desk to pull out whatever he can find....its rather annoying and I've had to take the toilet paper off the roll and leave it on the counter. Not sure how to stop it so I try to scare him when he goes in the trash. It's sort of working hahahha
|08-28-2009, 01:27 PM||#4|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Taft, TN, US
I read on here that someone "booby-trapped" some paper scraps by spraying the paper with that bitter apple spray and dropping it in the floor for their yorkie to find. The taste us very unpleasant to a large percentage of pups. ( some like it though. LOL)
I have used it on the corner of my toilet paper that was hanging down, and it stopped her from unrolling the paper and shredding it.
Also, you might teach her the trick "leave it". Place the paper on the floor and tell her to "leave it". If she does not touch it she gets a treat.
Bonnie loves to grab paper and run like the devil with it. She knows the command "bring it" and "drop it", which she will, but only for a TREAT!!
Yes, I admit, I will use bribery..
|08-29-2009, 03:27 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: PA & FL
Yorkies are not the only dogs that like paper. Most dogs love to shred it. I just keep everything that I don't want Zekie to get into up out of his reach. I keep all my doors to the rooms I don't want him in closed and everything else picked up. This is much easier to me that constantly trying to discipline him. He is such a little tease and just loves to get hold of something he knows he is not supposed to have and run with it.