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    Why is it that the box of chew toys goes generally ignored by all three dogs in my house. Nylabones to rubber toys, none are of interest for chewing.

    But: a pencil, a nice pen, a tube of lip balm, a comb, my resident alien ID card that I've carried for 20 years, a bottle of shampoo, a tube of toothpaste, a packet of kleenex, a roll of toilet paper... all of these are very exciting and attractive chew toys.

    I just took a tube of Vaseline lip protector off Lily who had in seconds chewed through the tube so that the goop was coming out of the open end.
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    LOL! Just like kids (and kitties) they always want what they can't have!

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    LOL sorry for laughing but boy can I relate. My friend told me after Tucker ate my eyeglasses that he was attracted to them because they carried my scent or could it also be they see us using these objects/products and want to do what we do?
    Mum to Tucker, born May 14, 2005

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    I agree with Joanne, Karlin...try having a chew on those toys...that'll make them more enticing for the dogs!

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    I am just as confused as you Karlin! Chester has soooo many toys but he tends to go nuts over little things like toilet paper tubes, used Kleenex, paper from the trash can--basically anything that isn't a proper dog toy.
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    Our Lhasa Apso's favorite chew-up item is scotch tape dispensers! Unfortunately, I wish he could figure out how to get the tape to stick to his lips - maybe he wouldn't be so ornery!!!

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    The other day I came out of the shower to find Cody laying on the couch surrounded by at LEAST $50 worth of toys (nylabones, sqeaky toys, tennis balls, pizzle sticks etc)...What was he chewing on? Not a single toy but instead my favorite pair of sandals.

    How do you train a dog not to chew shoes??

    Put them in the cloest and shut the door.
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    Isn't it funny the odd things they do?

    We keep Pixie's leash on the door knob - after she's been out, either walked on the leash or let out in the fenced backyard, she'll come inside, run around for a minute, then go touch her nose to the leash...every time.

    One of the cats (Max) prefers to drink water out of anything in the sink - even though he has fresh water next to his dish at all times. After I caught him in the sink drinking out of my dirty coffee cup (mostly filled with water, but still a bit of coffee in it) I realized I need to keep a clean water dish in the sink at all times for him. (and keep the dirty dishes out of the sink)
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    This whole conversation sounds oh so familiar.

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    The waste baskets and kleenex I heard on a vet radio show is called (not sure of spelling) Pica Syndrome. But the other items, I have a thought - is it because we (the family) handle them so our scent is on them. Karlin you gotta start carrying the dog nylonbones around and they will be fighting you for them in no time

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