sandysfarm Posted January 8, 2014 Report Share Posted January 8, 2014 I dont know if Im putting this in the correct section and frankly I'm too horrified to care. My collie has suddenly started to eat frozen poopsicles that she's enthusiastically DIGGING through the snow to score. She's 5 or so, she gets plenty of daily exercise, she's raw fed, she's healthy, she lives happily as one of 3 and they're all about the same age - I've had a couple of greyhounds do it in the past and I've dealt with it by baiting my backyard and then using a citronella collar. I'm a trainer. In both those cases I used a surprise positive punishment to condition away from putting one's mouth on frozen poop and I was careful to use a remote control and to stay behind the closed door, eagle-eyeing the offending dog so that my timing would be perfect. And it was. Problem solved. Two well-timed squirts. Both dogs would notice but not lower their heads from there forward...greyhounds are verrry suggestible. But that's not an aversive I would even vaguely consider for my collie. Which leaves me asking if anyone else's collies do it? Clearly the solution is to pick up the yard every single time but I am very not happy with the thought of a dog swallowing poop offlead either. So far I haven't reacted at all,...unless she's read the look of horror and revulsion on my face as I deal witn it...so she probably guesses. Sorry, long, I know...thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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