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Hi, Im new to the forum and a first time owner of a dob. My baby is 5 months old he is just recently starting to suck on blankets and pillows. Dont think he is actually sucking on it, he dont chew them up just puts them in his mouth and it seems almost like he is teething on it? He makes this low growl sound the entire time he does it. Any one else have this issue or can tell me why he does it and how to stop him? He has chew toys and bones and he plays with them, this just drives me crazy!! He is obsessed with it! plz plz any help will be much appreciated!! thank you
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Our Amy girl (RIP in Aug.) held her stuffy babies nicely (so no concern here - never destructive).
But a big flank sucker, from pup day1...that produced a big lump/scare tissue on her old & aging side...several years later.
- the body sucking, we would STOP...hoding toys in her mouth (for extended periods) was allowed, b/c she was respectfull w/her toy babies

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The puppy may need a "job" to stop the action, but I'm afraid the behavior may never stop. My boy sucked blankets until the day he died. Mostly, when he was settling down for the evening. Fortunately, he kept busy enough that it never went beyond blankets to Flank sucking.
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we have a chewer, as well. after a vet visit to remove something he swallowed, he's banned from having stuffed/soft ANYTHING unless we're around. he's not permitted beds, blankets, stuffed toys...any of it. because extractions are expensive.

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I would just keep taking them away if you want him to stop.It's a common OCD type behavior in the breed. The "OCD"-ness varies by dog. Some dogs just suck 1-2 things and are ok. Some suck their flanks until they are bald. Some who suck have PICA issues.

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Here's a good Blanket sucking thread:
Blanket Sucking and OCD


Ten Doberman Rules
Poke Everything.
It's New? Bark At It.
Moves? Chase It.
Doesn't Move? Smell It.
Liquid? Spill and Dribble It.
Treat or Food? Wolf It Down.
Not Food? Chew It Slowly, Be Quiet & Hide From Human.
A Toy? Shred & Destroy It.
Stuffed? De-Stuff It.
Bites You Back? Wrestle It!
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It is called "blanket sucking" and My 5 month old boy does this too. Never destructive, but he whines a bit and growls a bit while doing it. He does it generally when in his crate or relaxing away from me. He has done it since he was 3 months old (I didn't notice the behavior prior, but he may have done it.)

One of my cats does this too.
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thats exactly what loki does, he makes this low growl sound while doing it! not in an aggressive way, almost like a cat purring.???
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