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    Fedra, I would never punish any dog for eating strange things anymore then I would punish a human child for sticking strange things in their mouths. I find your advice a little bizarre to be honest.

    Thanks Villain. I'd be interested in finding out the why and how. I can't see that pineapple would give a constant feeling of fullness, which is what would be needed in this instance, to stop him eating strange things.
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    I'd be tempted to crate the rock eater for his own safety while you were out. Surely there is only so much carrot he could stuff inside himself? But if he's going to eat everything he can swallow, you're going to need to make sure there is nothing available. I imagine you stick down everything and he will start digging and eating the dirt?

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    He's not quite that bad Hyacinth.

    He will eat rocks and pebbles, bark chips, gumnuts and seeds that fall off trees and poo. He also likes to play giraffe and have a chew on leaves from plants but this isn't all the time, and he likes to pretend he's a cow.

    If I use fertiliser pellets on the garden he will eat the dirt and pellets. We usually buy dynamic lifter, put some in a bucket of water, and use the liquid and this helps but I have to be careful even with this.

    Over the 7 odd years he's been with us, we've become pretty adept at ensuring there isn't anything harmful around for him. I am not fond of long term crating and I really don't believe he would be either. He has only spent a couple of days crated and that was when I had someone caring for him and they were worried about his seizures. He apparently cried most of the time he was crated and so they covered the crate with cloth to try and stop him. I found the whole idea very sad and he was very happy to see me again and be released from his 'prison'.

    If soemthing bad happens, then I'll wear the consequneces, but because I have allowed him freedom he's had more than 7 years so far of being able to be a reasonably normal little Pug.
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    Lol about the fertilizer.

    My dog will eat that too. And she will also eat lolly flavoured bark chips (curse the kiddies playground). But so far, not interested in rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Fedra, I would never punish any dog for eating strange things anymore then I would punish a human child for sticking strange things in their mouths. I find your advice a little bizarre to be honest.
    Bizare or not I don't see the point if something does not and will not work due to psychological issues. Anyway... do whatever you please. It's your dog
    Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.

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