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    Cassie has a plastic basket since I brought her home. I had a couple of blankets in it and her toys. I have removed it when I got her a crate and she hasn't used it since then.
    Today I bought her a soft bed for the plastic basket and we use it as her "place" on training. When I say "place" she gets in and she lays there. She seems to like it.

    I caught her twice when she took the bed out of the plastic box and she was biting it. It's double sided, for summer and winter. She takes it out and she's biting it. I told her "NO" and "Leave it" and I put it back and then I'm taking her to the kitchen so she forgets.

    Am I doing this right? Is there something else I should do when she bites it? I don't want her to destroy this too, like she did with Orvis bed. I got this from a local pet store and there is no way of replacing it.

    Any advice on how to handle this appreciated - as always




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    She's a baby ! No guarantees. You are doing everything right by correcting her gently.

    All that you can do at the moment is crate her when unsupervised. Give her one inch and she will take a mile until she is mature.

    Just normal puppy behaviour ! You need a lot of patience and she will return it in bucket loads !

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    Yep....they'll chew up anything, furniture, shoes, wires and plastic (they love plastic) if not supervised. You can't trust a doggy baby any more than you would a human baby when you're not looking. Gentle reminders help over time, but babies can't be trusted to always do the right thing.
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    Shall I remove the soft bed until she's more mature and let her lie on the plastic? Or shall I leave it and just watch her and correct her. When I'm not home she's crated. When I'm home I always watch her.
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    She may be ok with it since she isn't confined to the bed like in a crate. Why not try it, observe her and see how it goes. Dogs chew when bored, and may be why she chewed her nice mattress you bought for her crate. If she seems to want to chomp the new bed, try redirecting her with a gentle but firm "don't chew" or something like that. Good luck!
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    I put the bed in the closet! She took a whole on it and took out some of the stuffing! No more beds for her until she goes to College! LOL
    She had her antler chew on the bed but she still chewed the bed.

    I'll wait until she's grown.




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    Chuckle! We hoped for the best, but feared the worst for her nice little bed! Nothing with a stuffing is safe! It's funny, Sophie never bothers our bed pillows, but we had to put away the decorative couch kind.
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    Now that you mentioned it she never messed around with my bed pillow. Sometimes they are so weird But she did chewed the edge of my sheet but she returned it back two days later from the back end! Didn't bother to sew it back again! LOL!
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    Sophie chewed off the corner of our box springs to our bed....
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    We're just at that point of deciding what to put into the wire crates we have - we're using nice soft blankets now. And Molly doesn't chew those but she will chew anything that has any fuzz on it so those nice fuzzy crate/wire crate liners they sell are out. We are thinking of carpeting or something like that and will report how that works.

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