Finn is 15 months now and on the whole a lovely, well behaved and calm dog. So calm in fact that a few people have suggested he'd make a good Pets As Therapy dog. We do have one problem. If he finds a plastic bag he tries to eat it. A few weeks he succeeded in swallowing one, then spent a day vomiting everything he ate. The vet gave us rehydrating powder and told me to take him in first thing next morning, fasting ready for surgery. Luckily he passed the whole thing just in time. I know he thinks it's a great game to have me try to get something from him when he knows I can't catch him. I used to ignore him when he picked up litter and that mostly worked because he got bored and dropped it. But now I'm scared he'll swallow something again. I've tried coaxing him with the best treats - chicken, liver cake, favourite toys - but when he's got a plastic bag he ignores them even if I throw them at his feet. We live in a sceanic area where there are lots of tourists so the litter problem is worse in summer. Also most of our walks are on beaches and away from roads and he's usually off lead. The only solution I think might work would be to keep him on a training lead all the time. What do you think? Any other suggestions?