I have put this on DOL, but I'd be interested to hear suggestions from members here.
I have a rock eater. Monte (the sleepy doofus in my avatar).
I was hoping that in this new house Monte would somehow 'forget' his fascination for eating them and I wouldn't have to block off part of the yard. He hasn't forgotten how much he loves eating them afterall it seems.
My yard is only small, it is mainly stamped concrete and gardens. There is a largish side passage that has been filled with pebbles. I have now blocked this off which leaves the dogs wtih only a very small area to lay around and toilet in. I would love to be able to allow them up the side passage as they love to explore and wander about and there are gardens along the side of the house also.
The area covered by the pebbles is approximately 35 metres long and about 1.5 metrres wide so to replace it with something else will be costly and difficult. My husband has suggested that perhaps we can use quick drying cement to pour over the first 4 metres or so and then place a fence there, just so they have a little extra room, and work the cement in so that the pebbles are still visible but not able to be picked up.
I have some reservations about this method although it could possibly work.
Does anyone know of any other ways of stopping Monte from eating them? I can't muzzle him as I am yet to find a muzzle that suits flat faced breeds and that would be comfortable enough for him to wear all day.