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Thread: The smells are awful how can we reduce the rolling in it?

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    Default The smells are awful how can we reduce the rolling in it?

    We are lucky to have off leash bush to go for walks. But as winter approaches the ground is wet and Maggie no longer gets a daily ocean dip. She LOVES rolling in kangaroo wee and it smells ghastly, breath taking. Because the ground stays damp it doesn't evaporate.
    It is not possible to allow her back inside without a bath and she has had one 3 days in a row, not great for her coat and a pain as she her coat is getting winter thick.

    How can we at least reduce this? It is unpredictable where the smells will be. So one day it is at the start of the walk another in the middle another later on! I know dogs love smells but its getting ridiculous!(

    ideas please folks?

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    All I can think of is keeping her on lead or training a better recall and calling her back as soon as you see the tell tail nose to ground sniff and start of a shoulder drop...

    So the Kangaroos don't have their favourite fire hydrants you can watch out for and call your dog away from?

    I'm not sure I'd bother with a bath if a thorough hosing and then dry off with a shammy will work.

    BTW - we still go to the beach in winter. Sometimes there isn't much beach but it's still great. And evil hound still gets all wet in the water and rolls in stinky coat conditioner and I hose her off.

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    I wipe my Schnauzer over every evening before he comes inside with warm water containing some bicarb soda and a drop of essential oil, then I dry him with a towel. It seems to work at keeping the doggy odour at bay in between baths

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    Roo wee does smell nasty indeed. All the more reason to ensure you've rubbed it good and proper into the head/face/neck area according to my dog anyhow.

    I have no idea how to stop a dog rolling in odour ridden stuff. Nor would i bother trying. As this is a judgement call, ask any dog that rolls, they'll tell you its devine perfume to be rolled in, shared and pranced around when you have it on.

    I accept that the price for living in dog haven, is you end up with a dog that behaves like a dog. Smells like a dog etc. the lake is used to rinse her off. and kept outside if she's too funky for company. Usually, no matter what she's rolled in, she's self cleaned in 48hrs. So i manage her till she's less stinking.

    You could put her on a lead, that would prevent many things, not just rolling. LIke having fun for a start. The choice unfortunately, is usually the owners. Seems like you have made yours. Hence smelly dog lol

    If push comes to shove, i can bath my dog, or use a hot soapy flannel. And yep, i reckon ive done that twice in my life. lol
    I am not a person who baths dogs.

    Corn flour rubbed into the area that's soiled, will lift a lot of odour when brushed out i find.
    Last edited by bernie; 09-02-2014 at 07:05 AM.

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    Try rotting carp, it is a precious smell (NOT) but we have the lake to swim in straight after
    Pets are forever

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    Frosty found a rotting carp at the beach - which is not far from West Lakes home to carp and other fish that like brackish water...

    Not easy to get that smell out.

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    OMG Pippin loves kangaroo pee, its like crack, she can't get enough of it and goes a bit high and crazy after rolling in it . Her favourite time for rolling in it is just after she's had a bath. Luckily she'll still small enough to dunk in the tub.

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