Have the sweetest, smartest puppy. Trained for outdoors.... He's 15 weeks.
We have a small suburban yard. I let him play in the grass and he seems to sniff and pke his muzzle in the grass and chews. First I thought it was grass. Now I'm convinced it's rabbit poop. We dont have rabbits though I've seen a few in the neighborhood. He also had a positive fecal for coccidiosis. What can I do to rid him of this nasty habit?
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild
I could've written this thread! Same thing happening w/Kallie. Buries her nose in the grass & just roots for poop! I'm sure that's what she's doing cuz we have lots of rabbits. And she is on meds for coccidia right now. I try to stop her from doing it, but she's so darned quick!
Totally agree, try to catch that little nose when it buries in the grass and have scooped more than a few little rabbit kibbles from his mouth! EWWW! Reassuring to hear he is acting normally. Been telling him "No" with a stern voice when he does it. Thanks Dave for the link. I always read the links you suggest to others. They are always so informative.