Ahhh please help! We've had our corgi for a month now. So far he hasn't had any issues with eating paper. I'm not the NEATEST person so I always have stuff lying around. I was so happy that Ralphie mainly ignored most of these things so far until the last 2 days. He's been caught eating an index card, kleenex and a postcard (hehe again, not the neatest person).
I walk him twice a day and give him plenty of attention (if not smother him a bit!). He is 6.5 months so I get that he is teething and dogs will be dogs. But he has so many delicious bones and stuff to chew plus a few other teething specific toys.
My very neat husband says "just clean up and don't leave stuff lying around" which yes, I of course would love to do. But still, is there anything I can do to prevent this?
Today we took him to the dog park too and he herded/chased/got chased by lots of dogs and was super pooped, but when we got home, I found him chewing on shredded paper. I said "no!" and took the paper away and gave him one of his chew toys... which he totally didnt care for and ignored. :(
Please, any advice??? I want to break the habit before it becomes a real problem.
Thanks in advance!!!
If There is one piece of paper on the floor, Emma will SHRED it. Not eat, but shred into teeny tiny pieces. But she only does it when we're not home. It's literally like a crack addiction to her - she knows it's wrong and she's sorry she did it, but she just can't stop. She has destroyed a Groupon (which was a gift, so I couldn't reprint it), a shutterfly coupon code and an electricity bill. I ALWAYS make sure I have any paper OFF the floor before we leave, but the air conditioning comes on and can blow things down to the floor.
What's funny is I don't even have to know there's anything ripped up when I walk through the door. I just see Emma run to the hallway and begin to shake. After slowly coaxing her to come to the "scene of the crime," she just looks at me with the SADDEST face. I tell her "NO. WE DO NOT CHEW." She KNOWS what "chew" means. I make her maintain eye content the whole time. then I let her say she's sorry (i.e. give a kiss) and then we go on our way. With that being said... She still does it. Paper, tissue, cardboard, paper bags. Oh, socks, too. I've given up on her trying to stop. I just figured if it wasn't important enough for me to keep off the floor or not secure well enough, then it's what I get. :)