Juju Posted October 20, 2014 Report Share Posted October 20, 2014 Hi everyone. So River is doing really well. She has just turned 1 & we are doing our best to manage and redirect her outburst of snaps. From a very young age we taught her the 'leave it' command and she will respond & will leave the object/food/animal..whatever it may be, however 2 seconds later or when our backs are turned she is back at it. I am a dog groomer & work from home. It drives me crazy that she eats the fur that falls to the ground. Yes she will leave it when asked, but is right back at it the first chance she gets. She will drop the fur from mouth when asked & even lets me open & pull it from her mouth. I can only imagine the smells & flavours on random dog fur but also not only is it not healthy but it drives me crazy she wants to always eat fur & im always saying leave it!! I have tried numerous yucky tasting sprays, store bought & homemade. My next plan is apple cider vinegar..I just personally cant stand the smell of vinegar. I also avoid as much as possible fur landing on the floor, River gets crated or also goes outside. So any ideas how to reinforce this command so we are not always telling her the same thing over or removing her entirely from the situation? Also off the beaten track a bit. Do you think a dog who is crate trained is more likely to become protective of their space? Just interested. .thats all Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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