We tried those as well, but Jersey just shredded them. She loves paper stuff to chew on, always has. I think we got one tinkle on a pee pad before the shredding started. Some dogs just like paper....sorry. Nine hours is a very long time to leave a puppy alone in a crate. We left Jersey for 6 as a puppy and that was stretching it. We hated it but had no other option at the time.