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My pup is in the habit of eating everything outdoors from grass to dead grass, leaves to dead bug carcasses. I try to prevent him from doing it and I am always pulling things out of his mouth but because we're in the backyard I haven't put the leash on him. He's gotten wise to me grabbing things out of his mouth and now runs when I try to. Should I start using the leash until he breaks this habit or am I being overprotective?
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My pup is in the habit of eating everything outdoors from grass to dead grass, leaves to dead bug carcasses. I try to prevent him from doing it and I am always pulling things out of his mouth but because we're in the backyard I haven't put the leash on him. He's gotten wise to me grabbing things out of his mouth and now runs when I try to. Should I start using the leash until he breaks this habit or am I being overprotective?
I use the leash. I had to do that with Rufus when he was a pup too and he eventually stopped with most of it. Shamouti is the same way. It's a puppy thing, everything goes in the mouth. Some things can be dangerous for them and I hate the run away thing! Since they like the "game" of you chansing them it makes it all the funner (is that a word??) to grab something naughty and make you chase them! Besides it's a great way to start with leash training. My new pup is 15 weeks old, so we're going through the same stuff!
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Us too, Scooter was eating his own poo but now that we stopped that he's moved on to rabbit poo. It's so nasty so we use his leash, he doesn't like it but until he stops doing that I'm not giving in. He chews up sticks but that doesn't seem to bother him. Good luck!

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Just a quick warning about pups eating sticks. I never worried about Cody & Tess chewing on sticks (compared to everything else they pick up in the yard, I thought sticks were a pretty good choice). My neighbor's yorkie-poo pup was in the hospital for a week and had surgery due to a blockage caused by chewed stick pieces.

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Oh you are so smart to think about using a leash. I agree that it's a great way to start them training and he'll figure out real quick that the leash comes off the faster he does his business. Nothing is worse than trying to get a puppy to quit playing at their 11 PM night night trip.


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