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Is this what puppies do when they are teething?  He sat like this for ten minutes...lol!

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One from last week doing the same thing  ;D

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No, that's demonstrating that possession is 9 points of the law.

When Red was younger he would almost never be seen without his Kong. He would not go to bed without it, I had to make sure that when he went to the Vet's for boarding over a weekend that it went along. Here at home he always had it in his mouth kind of like a big fat unlit cigar. Now that he's older (6 yrs) he isn't quite so possessive of it. Good thing to as Princess likes to chew on it as much or more than he does, even though it's a little large for her. There are now three in the house for two Dobes so there is always a spare.

He too would lay there not for 10 or 15 minutes, but for hours, even when asleep with that hunk of hard rubber in his mouth. It could be like a pacifier to them, especially when they are very young, and he has been stressed with the surgery. The stress as Rnd likes to point out is actually helpful in building their characters. It's good he has plenty of stuffed toys of his own - saves the shoes and furniture.

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Is it okay to give them stuffed toys to play with? If it is, it will help keep them away from slippers and shoes.
I thought the stuff inside the stuffed toys would be dangerous for them if and when it came apart.

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Stuffed toys are not bad to give him, but you do need to make sure to keep an eye on him.  Once the stuffing is exposed, or any loose parts are ready to come off it maybe it is time to get rid of the toy.  Pet stores and grocery stores sell all kinds of stuffed animal type toys for puppies. 

Rocky has been pretty good about not chewing on the furniture, though he will try and grab any shoes, remote controls, and even sunglasses if he can get his mouth on them.  That is why I try and keep him interested in his toys, and rotate them out. 

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Bashman - the stuff inside the toys will go through them. I have had to clean up a lot of "fluff" from the back yard from Red and Princess, not from stuffed toy, but from stuffed crate pads. I helped a friend mow his neighbors yard last week, it was too high for his riding mower, so I went over with my tractor and bushhog. After we cut the yard, there was all this fluff in the yard. I asked my friend if the neighbor had a dog.

The answer was no, but his daughter had one that had stayed there for about six months. Of course if your dog eats the pad, they are either going to get the fluff or foam in their tract. I would recommend you get a box of latex gloves, because on occasion they sometimes need help. It's not pleasant, but no worse than having to clean a crate if they have a problem there.