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12/16/12 10:42 P

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I think that's a great idea, definitely worth a try. emoticon

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12/16/12 9:14 P

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feed him before he goes for a walk. get him a favorite toy that he will carry in his mouth. take it on your walks. my pup carries his stuffed pumpkin every where. he sucks on it like a pacifier.

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12/14/12 9:54 A

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Thank you so much for the advice, I will try it.

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12/14/12 8:49 A

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Good luck with getting your puppy to stop tasting everything. I remember going through that and I'll bet if I had needed to give him medicine he wouldn't have touched it.

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12/14/12 12:17 A

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I agree with Bridget. Puppies are like babies. Always getting into things, and putting stuff in their mouth. You can train your pup to "drop it" using the treats. Here is an example.
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12/14/12 12:04 A

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Debbie,
unfortunately that's what most puppies do. There are few things that will really get them in trouble but until they are much older watching them very closely is the best you ca do. Also avoid going places where there is a lot of trash on the ground.
You may want to take some treats (ideally a meat-type treat) along on walks and if your puppy starts sniffing the ground and is about to eat something say his name while pulling on the leash a bit to get his attention and then give him a treat. This will get him in the habit of looking at you when he hears his name.
Some dogs will get addicted to carbohydrates, not unlike people, both to sugar and to any grains/flour and feeding them a diet without those works best to overcome constant hunger.

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12/13/12 11:11 P

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I have a 6 month old puppy that is in the habit of picking up every little thing he finds to eat. I have an awful time taking him for walks because he will even eat leaves. I have him on a healthy diet and I know it's not because he is hungry. Not only does he get a good meal he also gets his biscuts everyday. He will pick up the smallest speck of paper or anything. How can I break him of this habit? I'm so afraid he will pick up something that may harm him. I never had this issue before with other pets. I'm terrified he will get sick on something bad.

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