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how to stop dogs rolling in pooh? Answered


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novakfor3
novakfor3

11 years ago

From the point of view of a dog, like orksecurity said, it would think to cover up it's bad scent by rolling on 'poo' or anything else that would work.

You could wash it before walks, train it, or send it to a dog school.

Hope this helps!

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Dogs are filthy animals, if you let them be that way. You need to exercise control over your dog by making it very clear that you are the "top dog" and that they do as you say. It's a long-term training thing, no easy answers. See if you can find anyone running training sessions?

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 11 years ago

It makes perfect sense from a dog's point of view. It's a residual form of an old instinct to roll in herbivore dung to disguise their (predator) scent.

I agree with both the preceding points: Don't give them the opportunity, and take the time to teach them that this isn't permitted.

If you're letting your dog run around off-leash... Don't. At least not until this is settled.

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BOOM5601
BOOM5601

11 years ago

Well, as a start I suggest getting rid of the "poo" as soon as it's made.