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Hello!!!

I had an earlier post. I guess I didn't make myself clear. Ever since we brought him home, he were trying to crate train him during the day, as well as going outside, when we were home. When we were in the same room with him playing, he would use him pee pee pad just fine.

But lately, we tried to give him some freedom during the hours that we were not able to be right there with him. We had his cage with blankets left open for him to sleep, food and water, toys, and chew toys, along with a pee pee pad--And then is where he started to shred them. He can't be bored- and it has always been a clean pee pad. He actually rarely even goes on them anymore. We must take him outside 8-10 times minimum a day. But now he will shred them, and actually won't go on them anymore-Even a brand new one.

So, these are my two concerns.

1. Do you think he is outgrowing the pee pads?
2.Also, what would you suggest then when he is left by himself as described above-leave him without a pee pad? I don't want him going in the bathroom or kitchen either-whereever he is left by himself at. Or should I gust leave him in a crate when we are not available to be with him until he gets out of this shredding/destroying/biting stage?
Any ideas???
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Snuffy shredded her pee pee pads too. I'm not sure why they do it either because she has plenty of chew toys. My mom brought home these pads similar to pee pee pads from her work and I put them underneath the legs of a chair so she can't really move them...she hasn't shredded one since. I also heard there were some kind of holders for them to keep them in place?? As far as keeping him crated when you can't watch him..I'm not sure. I would whenever you leave the house. Good luck!! :)
 

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They don't outgrow the pads. They can use them all of their lives.
I read on another thread about fabric/washable ones called poochie pads.
The person who wrote about them said she loved them. Maybe that will work.
Maybe he just prefers going outside and think it might be helpful if you stop giving him a choice until he's completly trained on the wee wee pads.
 

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Reba went through a spell like that as well... she had been sooooo good. Then when we first started taking her outside and expanding her freedom, she started shredding her pee pads and not using them with nearly the consistency she had previously. But she seems to have outgrown that. We backed up for a little while and kept her in her exercise pen more. Our latest thing is she now climbs out of her 3 foot tall exercise pen! Maybe your guy will outgrow it (go back and crate him for a couple of days again and then expand again, etc).
 

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Reba went through a spell like that as well... she had been sooooo good. Then when we first started taking her outside and expanding her freedom, she started shredding her pee pads and not using them with nearly the consistency she had previously. But she seems to have outgrown that. We backed up for a little while and kept her in her exercise pen more. Our latest thing is she now climbs out of her 3 foot tall exercise pen! Maybe your guy will outgrow it (go back and crate him for a couple of days again and then expand again, etc).
Thanks everyone for all of your ideas. Yes, Reba and Cody have been going through the same things! We actually did try going back to the crate today-maybe it will work if we take his freedom back a little and go back to the crate, and then maybe he will stop shredding. It's good to know that this stage of shredding might stop. Actually tonight, for the first time also, he went on it while we were playing with him. That was rewarding in itself! Thanks for your encouragement!

Does anyone know where to buy the pee pee pad holder, or the other puppy pads that were previously mentioned? East Coast USA.
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Does anyone know where to buy the pee pee pad holder, or the other puppy pads that were previously mentioned? East Coast USA.
Thanks![/quote]

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Here is a link to the Pooch Pads:

http://store.poochpad.com/poochpads.html

I was very skeptical at first, thinking Lola would prefer her Wee-Wee Pads, but she looooves them!! And, you really don't have to wash them all that often since they are so thick! I am so glad I tried them out.(quote)
 

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yeah they sound really good !!! but with three chi's and 7 pee-pads in the house it would be rather expensive for me ........
i can get large pee-pads (from retirements homes ) very cheap because a friend works there.

kisses nat
 

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my chis also shred the pee pad. every night for a couple of weeks i was vacuming up the tiny pieces. then i bought the holder or frame for it which worked for awhile but then they figured out if they dig long enough they can make a hole and then still shred it. they usually dont but occasionally if ive been gone awhile they will. its never as bad as if the pee pad was on the floor by itself because i guess it takes awhile to do it. i also have to wash it a couple times a week because they miss and get pee on the frame. and every time i change it i have to take it all apart and put it back together instead of just picking up the peepad, so it takes a little longer but is worth it to me. i bought it at petsmart for like 15 dollars i think. good luck! hopefully itll work out
 

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Oh, there are lots of furbabies on this forum who love to shred their pee pads. :lol: Jasmine did it a few times when she was around 5 - 6 months old, but thankfully it only happened a few times, and she seems to have outgrown that phase. So there is hope!

Why, Chiwi even has pee pad parties (oops, I told on you Chiwi - LOL). I understand some of these parties can get pretty wild. :lol:
 

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I think I must have lucked out. Again I have a chi - 14 months old now - Oliver. He has been trained on puppy pee pads since the 7th day I had him in my house. At that time there was the "occasional" accident and I had three pads down throughout the house. We've been down to one pee pad for many months and he NEVER goes off of it and he never bothers it - except to use it for what it should be used for. And he does love to shred paper so I'm glad this idea has not come to him. I have noticed as he has gotten older that he has pretty much trained himself to wait and go outside when I get home from work. He will pee on the puppy pad but seems to prefer to do his other business outside, but will use it for that IF he has to. He's such a good little guy when it comes to stuff like this. If I could translate him into a little boy, I would describe him as happy and just wants to please all the time.

Now if I could just get him to stop wanting to chew / swallow pieces of small sticks when we are outside!
 

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ilovesadie said:
Would using a pee pad frame help with the shredding?
Where do you get pee pad frames??? Never heard of it till now nor seen it, but would love something like that. Being a little boy - he does sometimes hike his leg and it goes off the pad. I do have the pad on a big rubber mat though and that has helped a lot but even then he still sometimes goes to close to the edge and - well, you get the picture.
 

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Most of the pet stores carry the pee pad frames - I know I've seen them at Petsmart and Petco. Have never seen them at Walmart or Target though.

I think I lucked out with Jasmine too. She was so incredibly easy to train to the pads and I now have it down to one pad and she hasn't had an accident in months. She does occasionally get a little close to the edge. And she will go outside when I take her out - but somehow she has never learned to let me know she needs to go out. We're going to work on that when I quit working next month.
 

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Most of the true;"pet stores carry the pee pad frames - I know I've seen them at Petsmart and Petco. Have never seen them at Walmart or Target though.

I think I lucked out with Jasmine too. She was so incredibly easy to train to the pads and I now have it down to one pad and she hasn't had an accident in months. She does occasionally get a little close to the edge. And she will go outside when I take her out - but somehow she has never learned to let me know she needs to go out. We're going to work on that when I quit working next month.
Thank you, I'll have to look for that frame for sure and see if that helps Oliver stay within the boundaries of the pad better.
 
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