I know all puppies have cute little personalities and are hilarious. As I’ve said, Oscar is a handful but we get so much joy from him.
After he had torn up his first bed, I grabbed one of the extra beds .. you know we have extra of most everything . . and put it down for him. Last night I looked over and he had it upside down. He loves doing that with his beds.
The only reasons I can think of, besides the fact that he’s a puppy and there doesn’t have to be a reason for anything are: (1) that puts it higher off the floor so maybe it’s softer (kinda like sleeping in a hammock) and (2) maybe he likes the feel of that nubby wrong side rather than the fleecy inside. Who knows!
The other funny thing . . that puppy pad holder. The puppy pads are supposed to be for emergency use. I want him to get to the point where he will let us know when he has to go outside. So far, if we take him out, he does his business outside. If we don’t, he doesn’t mind doing it in the house. (We mind!)
I try to take him out at least once an hour during the day. Speck would always go drink water, then go to the door to go outside so when I hear Oscar drinking, I for sure take him out. We’re doing ok . . not great. Some days we have no messes to clean up; some days we have several.
If I put a paper puppy pad in the holder, he shreds it within minutes. If I put a washable pad in the holder, it takes him a while but he manages to pull that out of the holder, then starts chewing on it.
The crazy thing is that he will use the puppy pad holder when there’s no pad on it. If there’s a pad, he won’t use it. For now, I’m not quite sure how to solve that problem but it’s much easier to clean and sanitize the puppy pad holder, even without a pad on it. I can take it outside, spray it with the water hose, spray it with Clorox/water, let it sit out in the sun or dry it off and that’s still easier than cleaning the grout in the tile floor, spraying it with Clorox/water and then wiping it down, all while trying to keep Oscar out of it.
We’ll eventually get this figured out. I’m so thankful we got him in February and not in September. Going outside 12+ times per day is much easier when it’s sunny and warm.