Trinity is 10 days shy of celebrating her 1st birthday. :D:D:D
Our carpet is a thicker grade of a general thread style. I can't really put anything on or in the carpet because there is no one isolated area she prefers - every thread is game! We've got 3 of these quarter sized holes.
My Bs have a plethora of toys - from hard rubber chews & Nylabones to air squeakers & stuffed toys. I won't let them play with rope toys - too much thread shred.
I think a lot of Basenji's have this sort of fixation with tearing off fibers. Maybe it has something to do with in the wild/africa with tearing off fur and feathers before eating something.
That's an interesting concept & yes, both Bs rip the fuzz off of fuzzy toys. :rolleyes: Most times I don't mind because they don't usually eat it, but if they get too crazy, I'll take them away.
You might even want to check into a cat scratch pole, they have carpet on them. Teach her it is OK for you to "screw" this carpet up, but nothing else, or give her a scrap piece of carpet that is hers so she can do whatever she wants to it.
I like the idea of the cat scratch pole - she would LOVE that!
I would say, because of her present fixation on the carpet, yes… Not helpful, I know. :D;) How old is she?
With my 3...
I'm pretty much 99% sure that Ruby (4yo) is trustworthy if I can't see her. Brando (4yo) is about 70% trustworthy if I can't see him. It is hit or miss with him...if he wants attention he is incessant about getting into mischief. If he gets into mischief, Ruby is there to enjoy the spoils (hence why she didn't get a 100% trustworthy rating. With Brando, even when I think I can read whether he is possibly going to get himself in trouble or is being a model basenji, I've been wrong :eek:. Oh, and his behavior has nothing to do with exercise as he gets a ton...it has more to do with his personality IMHO (he is very much a playful wise a$$). Liyah (5.5mo old) is -5% :D:D:D trustworthy if she isn't watched...and that is why the family tag-teams watching her or she is in her crate.
Ah-haha! :D:D That's hilarious - Brando sounds exactly like Trinity & Denver is like Ruby! Unfortunately, I think you're right - there is no magic answer. Hopefully she'll eventually lose interest & hopefully I'll gain more patience!!
Thanks for all of the suggestions!