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Old 08-08-2010, 04:48 PM
 
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Does anyone have any experience with their dog nibbling or nursing on blankets or clothing with front teeth? (some say it looks like the dog is eating corn on the cob or "flea biting"). We are assuming it has something to do with comfort but she also does it when she gets excited. Does anyone have any reasons as to why she does this? I have researched but havent really found anything. Thanks!
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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Does anyone have any experience with their dog nibbling or nursing on blankets or clothing with front teeth? (some say it looks like the dog is eating corn on the cob or "flea biting"). We are assuming it has something to do with comfort but she also does it when she gets excited. Does anyone have any reasons as to why she does this? I have researched but havent really found anything. Thanks!
Flossing? We had a lab that did that when I was growing up and that is of what it reminded me.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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My lab mix does that on the comforter on my bed. It only recently started when my boyfriend (now ex) moved back in and he thought it was hilarious. I on the other hand don't because I am planning on buying a new one and don't want her to do that once I spend good money on a new one.

I'm not sure why all of a sudden she started it, but I can't seem to get her to stop. lol nor do I know why she does it in the first place.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Mine has begun chewing on the corners of my pillowcase. But just on one particular pillow. I have no idea why.

Her favorite toy is also her stainless steel food bowl. When she's done eating she carries it around in her mouth and throws it around (talk about some noise!).

She's a crazy dog.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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my dog likes to do that crazy tiny bites to buttons on my shirts.....I have to be careful to put them on hangers or out of reach....or they are buttonless! It seems to come and go....her intense interest in doing that.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:27 PM
 
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I had a golden growing up who did this to sheets in the evening. He would bite tiny little creases into the sheets when he was resting on the bed before he fell asleep - each crease would be about two inches long and then he would move on to another spot on the sheet. That was the only time he did it - strange.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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I had a golden growing up who did this to sheets in the evening. He would bite tiny little creases into the sheets when he was resting on the bed before he fell asleep - each crease would be about two inches long and then he would move on to another spot on the sheet. That was the only time he did it - strange.
Exactly! Ours did it on the satin-like trim of the blanket and only on that trim. Thing was, that lab was never allowed into bed, he just flossed on the edges that fell over the side.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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Does anyone have any experience with their dog nibbling or nursing on blankets or clothing with front teeth? (some say it looks like the dog is eating corn on the cob or "flea biting"). We are assuming it has something to do with comfort but she also does it when she gets excited. Does anyone have any reasons as to why she does this? I have researched but havent really found anything. Thanks!
My Malinois pup chews her rawhide bones like that once she's gotten them soft. She'll do it for hours at a time. Only seems to happen on days I haven't worn her out with exercise. I'm guessing it's her way of releasing excess energy.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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MY JRT sucks on the 'nose' of the stuffed toy. I have never seen anything like it before. He carries it around and heaven forbid he can't find it when it is bedtime, he goes bonkers looking for his 'baby'.

He always takes it outside before bed too. He knows it is his baby.

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Old 08-10-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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hahahaha im so glad to hear others are seeing this also! its really funny to watch...when i look at her and say "what are you doing" she will look at me, stop and pretend she wasnt doing it haha! She also does it on the corner of pillows too
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