Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-28-2004, 01:36 PM
BabyBoo's Avatar
BabyBoo BabyBoo is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 53
Default His little "problem"

Ok... my two year old Cairn has a bit of a problem. Whenever he can get a chance, he will eat my other dog's feces. She (my other dog) goes #2 on the side yard because we can't always walk her..and if we let our Cairn out before we clean it up, he will try to eat it. We almost always clean it up before he can get a chance to,but sometimes we forget. I know that puppies tend to do this, but he is 2 and I think he should be over it by now. We've tried many different things..so far the only thing that works is cleaning it up before he gets to it...but I just don't think this should even be an issue. Why does he do this and what can we do to make him stop?!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-28-2004, 07:27 PM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Felurian
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266
Default

Sometimes this is a dietary deficiency, but sometimes there are other reasons: they like the taste, try to eliminate the trace of the other dog and I'm sure there are other odd canine rationales for this.

Try the "No" command and when he turns and steps away from the "goodie" give him a little treat.

I remember reading on another thread about this problem awhile back that there is something that makes it taste offensive. You might do a search and find that thread. Hopefully, whoever had that information will see this one and answer.
__________________
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.


There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
Rumi
Be a god. Know when to shut up.


Good Kharma Tags
Felurian
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-28-2004, 10:30 PM
BabyBoo's Avatar
BabyBoo BabyBoo is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 53
Default

"Try the "No" command and when he turns and steps away from the "goodie" give him a little treat."

That is exactly what I was thinking of doing. Thanks Renee
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-30-2004, 07:00 AM
Ratboy's Avatar
Ratboy Ratboy is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 660
Default

My Pit mix was really into this, the only way to finally stop him was to give him a "Pet Tab" vitamin. It stopped it completely in about 2 weeks. If I stopped (ran out) he would get interested again. Nothing we did would stop him, all the stuff we tried had no effect at all. And he LIKED the "Forbid" stuff, it made it much much worse. He also liked Bitter Apple and some other stuff like it!

I put it on something once and then forgot to wash my hands off right away and touched my mouth, YECKKKK!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site