how do i get my 12 week boston terrier to stop digging, tearing, and eating her wee wee pads?
Please need help fast.We have a Boston Terrier and she goes on the wee wee pad when they are down but then she will start scratching at it and eating the cotton.we have said no, changed brands even tried newspaper made loud noises. Since she is so young she goes all the time.right now wee wee training is best due to our work schedules. she has plenty of toys. if we could just leave the wee wee pads down she would be complete but i am constantly cleaning up cause she goes whereever she wants now.she is in a 6x8 playpen with her crate in there (open door). we just started to crate her when we are not home she went in there once, but 99% of the time she goes in there to sleep no problem. any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
on Nov 29th 2011
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This is part of owning a puppy! Believe it or not, some dogs never grow out of it UNLESS they are trained. I do recommend putting her in her crate when you leave like you said you do. I also recommend taking her outside and if she can play, play with her a bit. Playing will wear her out and will create less to no more destruction. Playing/exercising her would be a great thing to do. Try running around the yard with her and having her run and follow you, fetch her toys, play tug with her, etc. She'll probably be worn out after this.
Have you tried lying down newspaper instead of wee wee pads? Try that, newspaper works great as and for wee wee pads. Try putting something heavy onto the four corners of the wee wee pads to stop her from pulling/tearing them.
Anyways, if you have any more questions, feel free to message me!
In my opinion Wee wee pads are not ideal because once she is trained on the pads you have to retrain her to go outside. You introduce confusion and an extra unnecessary step.
You mentioned that you have started crating her. This is good! Just keep crating her when you aren't around and taking her out frequently/keeping an eye on her when you are around.
Also, if you don't already have someone coming over to let her out in the middle of the day then please find someone! A friend, dog walker, whoever. She shouldn't go more than a few hours without a potty break.