This little pug eats everything in sight....
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree6Likes
  • 3 Post By ayleash
  • 1 Post By MartyMcPug
  • 2 Post By puglover22

Thread: This little pug eats everything in sight....

  1. #1
    Momof2pugs is offline New to the Village
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    St. Petersburg, Fl
    Posts
    2

    Default This little pug eats everything in sight....

    Does anyone have suggestions to help me with training my 1 year old pug to stop eating things like mulch, tree branches and landscape shells? I have tried giving him treats (now he purposely picks them up to get a treat). At times he is defiant and will swallow pieces. oh, and if given the opportunity will eat his own poop!
    Mom of two children a son (19) and daughter (16) + two pugs Ozzie (fawn, age 6) and Arthur (black, age 2)

  2. #2
    ayleash's Avatar
    ayleash is offline Village Funk, Spunk, and Chunkiness Specialist
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    13,432

    Default

    Study up on teaching the Leave It command. It can be a game, but timing is everything.
    Last edited by ayleash; 06-27-2016 at 12:39 PM.

    Ayleash ... Sponsor of the Pugs: Captain and Niko, and Pack leader of: Tigger (2005-2016), and ...My SECOND rescue Terrier... a girl for Tigger... Ohna... and now... DECKER!! (The Dog Formerly Known As (TDFKA) Batman!)

    See some pics of my life recently (including the hounds, of course) at:https://picasaweb.google.com/1045433...eat=directlink and http://picasaweb.google.com/engntnc

  3. #3
    Momof2pugs is offline New to the Village
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    St. Petersburg, Fl
    Posts
    2

    Default

    I'm on it! Thanks!!!
    Mom of two children a son (19) and daughter (16) + two pugs Ozzie (fawn, age 6) and Arthur (black, age 2)

  4. Remove Advertisements
    PugVillage.com
    Advertisements

  5. #4
    Annabellam is offline Village Mayor
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    US
    Posts
    228

    Default

    Hi i understand your frustration and especially if it has totally refused to accept treats. some experts say that a bored or stressed dog can eat poop. This can also be due to parasites or lack of certain nutrients in the diet. Try make sure it's taking in a balanced diet. Give it some supplements if you have to.

  6. #5
    MartyMcPug is offline New to the Village
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Denver, Colorado
    Posts
    1

    Default Resident Goat

    My nine-month-old Marty eats leaves, clumps of grass, and dried bird poo off the patio. I'm wondering if he is missing nutrients in his food (Blue Buffalo Puppy). I feel like it's not healthy.
    -------------
    Lewis Kempfer
    Owned by Marty McPug (Born Oct 1, 2015 in San Diego)
    Will be meeting my beloved Buzz (black, 6/24/2000 - 8/11/2012) at the Bridge
    ayleash likes this.

  7. #6
    puglover22's Avatar
    puglover22 is offline Village Royalty
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    chicago, IL
    Posts
    9,967

    Default

    don't give him the opportunity! you have to anticipate what he will want to pick up before he see's it.....
    ayleash and Lu Ci and Ri Ki like this.

    Stephanie, pugmom to Louie Livewire, born 3/15/06
    and my 3 angels waiting at the bridge....
    the very special Junior, my pug angel who is doing agility at the rainbow bridge 11/22/91 - 3/13/06
    the very special Danny, my first dog, a Dandie Dinmont Terrier 4/5/70 - 2/10/84
    the very special Paddy, the pug who was loved around the world, who my family had the pleasure and honor of loving for the last 3 years and 5 months 5/1/98 - 8/6/14

  8. #7
    shaynapug's Avatar
    shaynapug is offline True Village Royalty
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Berkley, MI
    Posts
    38,280

    Default

    Welcome to the world of Izzy!!!!! And now the pups!!!! I have had my yard divided in half due to mushrooms! It's so dry now, that nothing can grow....so the yard is now open!
    Diane
    Shayna Pugs
    http://www.midmichiganpugclub.com
    Chairperson of PDCA Rescue Committee

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts