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Does anyone else have a pup who is or has been obsessed with rocks? Perry has recently developed an interest in rocks. He's been finding them in the garden and brings some in the house.
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Oh yes, Bodie did this! Sometimes the rocks were caked in mud and what a mess!! He's almost 9 months and seems to have stopped doing it. The problem now is when we are on walks he will grab cigarette butts! Yuk!! He also likes dried worms. I'm always looking around to see what he might pick up next.
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Yes, Willow is a rock lover. Not as much now as she was maybe a year ago. She once carried a golf ball size rock about 1/4 mile on one of our walks. She'll pick up small ones and kind of roll them around in her mouth like a piece of hard candy. Drive me nuts as I'm afraid she'll swallow one.
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Raffy used to bring in rocks, leaves, and caterpillars when he was a puppy. He grew out of it, I guess. Sassy has brought in a few rocks and baby slugs (so gross), but it's been fairly rare so far.


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Nickie did as a puppy, but outgrew it. Our yard is rockscaped so it was a huge problem when he was a young pup. He was contantly trying to pick up the 1/2 to 1 inch rocks and carry them in his mouth. I had to watch his mouth every minute that we were outside.He stopped being interested as an older pup probably because rocks have no food value.
One post mentioned cigarette butts. The nicotine in cigarettes and cigarette butts can be a problem. Years ago one of my huskies had a seizure from ingesting some tobacco. She had no long term effects, but it can be dangerous.
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Loki is now obsessed with sticks. He picks one up and carries it for the whole walk. Marc will let him bring them in so mean mama takes them away. When I have to travel, when I get home he has sticks hidden in his bed and his carrier that is on the floor that he uses as a den. They are treasures.
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Loki is now obsessed with sticks. He picks one up and carries it for the whole walk. Marc will let him bring them in so mean mama takes them away. When I have to travel, when I get home he has sticks hidden in his bed and his carrier that is on the floor that he uses as a den. They are treasures.
Perry loves sticks too - there are very few in our yard, but when he finds one it comes right inside with him (if he can fit through the door with it).
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Oh boy. This is actually how Nino's breeder got her kennel name. Her first Golden, born in the 80s, LOVED rocks. Never chewed on them, just loved picking one to carry around. Her name was Summer, so the kennel became "Summerstone"

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I haven't' noticed him eating or chewing on them - he does play with them, but he makes me nervous. This morning he brought a small one in and then had it in his mouth and rolled over on his back - all I could think of was trying to quickly google how to give a 10 pound pup the Heimlich maneuver! I quickly flipped him over and then took the rock, but seriously he needs to stop it with these rocks!
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Oh my I had to laugh at the heimlich menuever I've had those same thoughts in the past!

My Sophie did this also she was obsessed with the little rocks so it was terrifying when she got one in her mouth. I don't see her just picking up random rocks anymore (she just turned 2) but she is a bit obsessive about digging holes in the back yard to find a rock to fish out which scares me even more lol. Last summer she was digging a hole and before I could stop her came out with something big and took off with it I finally got it (I don't normally chase her when she has a treasure I usually work with her with a cookie and bribe her into an exchange but I had to see what this was!) I had a hold of this thing in her mouth and finally was able to fish it out to find it was a big shard of glass from a broken bottle!! Thankfully neither of us got cut. I think the previous owners of this place dumped a lot of garbage like that in the ground before planting the lawn.
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