Horrible Habits: Labradors that eat rubbish

Discussion in 'From the Labrador archives' started by editor, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor Administrator

    May 10, 2011
  2. Dexter

    Dexter Moderator Forum Supporter

    Apr 10, 2013
    Re: Horrible Habits: Labradors that eat rubbish

    Interesting to know about the 2 categories.....my 2 year old definately falls into the first ...organic materials ....left to himself he'd eat anything disgusting he finds along his walk....He' s improved with age and training...but can still lapse if he's allowed to stray too far away and I don't get a sharp ' Leave it' in before he's got interested ::)
    Dexter chewed stones as a pup but never swallowed any to my knowledge...he will sometimes regress and pick one up from a lot in the garden gently and secretively and carry it inside quietly in his mouth pretending he hasn't got it... ;D
  3. Boogie

    Boogie Moderator

    Mar 29, 2014
    Re: Horrible Habits: Labradors that eat rubbish

    If Tatze can get her paws on dog walking equipment - leads, collars, harnesses - she eats them. On one occasion she ate a lead whole!
    :-\ She has also eaten three harnesses (which she ate off herself in the car) and a collar, which all came up one end or the other, eventually. She threw one up after ten days!

    Anything else is left alone - washing, toys, beds etc etc.

    If she finds a manky dead animal she will always swap it for a treat.

    So what caused this eating of dog walking equipment I'll never know - but I am super vigilant now - and have to watch her with Gypsy's collar too, as she's been caught having a nifty nibble once or twice ::) Gypsy is supposed to have her collar on at all times unless in a crate, but I tend to break that rule at home quite a lot.

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