Moses Loves Paper
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My Basenji Moses loves paper. All paper - he wants to tear it to shreds. Toilet paper, magazines, newspaper, papertowel you name it and he will attack it and play with it until it is ripped to shreds? I don't want to crush his spirit but what can I do. I try to keep things picked up but he is very resourceful?

Any advice?

Houston

Funny you wrote that, I just came home to a tan/ white cloud…our napkin cabinet door was open, so I guess Otis took it upon himself to pull the napkins out and tear them up.
Silly me for not having a lock on that cabinet..
I wish I have advice but I don't.
Petra

@Lovelace:

My Basenji Moses loves paper. All paper - he wants to tear it to shreds. Toilet paper, magazines, newspaper, papertowel you name it and he will attack it and play with it until it is ripped to shreds? I don't want to crush his spirit but what can I do. I try to keep things picked up but he is very resourceful?

Any advice?

Other the picking it up…. "live with it".... that is a total Basenji thing

Keep a nice rake handy so it's easy to clean up! Our first basenji loved to shred newspaper, so we let him. We came home from work every day to a mess, but it was easy to clean up and kept him amused, and a brief sweep-up was a small price to pay for an otherwise non-destructive dog. Pick your battles, you won't win them all so don't waste effort on the 'small stuff'.

Nemo grew out of it…mostly...so there might be hope in 3-4 years down the road. 😃 He only shreds used Kleenex(tm) now. My puppy Zoni shreds newspaper into long wide strands similar to a paper shredder. Not sure how she does this.... Toliet paper hasn't been on the roll since I got her. I'm hoping if she doesn't know what it is, she won't know it is shreddable. :D:D

Collect unwanted and old phonebooks and a shopvac?!?

I keep a box of shredded paper in the corner for Gossy to throw around (easier to clean up than TP and tissue) and a box of unshredded newspapers for her to bury bones.
Initially the boxes of paper were for recycling purposes (I weed out the bones on recycyling day) but they suit her purposes as well.

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