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Old 01-15-2016, 11:52 AM   #11
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That said 3 goldens this behaviour can be reversed. Puppies especialy are very inquisitive and can be in danger with picking up stuff they aren't supposed to have. When they aren't being supervised then a large play pen or crate keeps them safe
for now we do keep puppy in crate or large pen when we are not able to supervise him (not too often and not for too long), but he is already starting to ourgrow the pen. we can make it bigger but not taller, I'm not sure how much longer we'll be able to keep him in there.

our vet warned us that lab's tend to be 'eaters of everything' even when past the puppy stage.

do you think this is something we can realistically reverse? I mean, I know that puppies are puppies and its probably unlikely that we can completely eradicate this behavior right now. I'm in this for the long haul and willing to do the training either way (meaning with or without guaranteed results!) but it would be really nice to have some hope

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Old 01-15-2016, 01:09 PM   #12
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I found this article, it might be some help to you: Tips for Dogs that Eat Sticks, Rocks, & Other Stuff Outside

I was going to suggest maybe using a muzzle too, but not sure if it would be a good idea for a pup. I know when my dog was a puppy she would try and eat everything too, I'd remove it from her and then worked on leave it and eventually she got it and would leave things alone that she couldn't have.

Maybe you could give him a toy before you go out and try to have him keep that in his mouth so he won't go for anything else? Or you might just need to do a sweep of the yard and remove everything he might get every day/before you let him out(that will be hassle though so that's up to you)

Good luck, I hope you are able to get it worked out! (And oops I meant to post this to your outside post- sorry!)

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Old 01-15-2016, 02:38 PM   #13
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In a nutshell yes! You will have a long haul ahead but it will pay big rewards long term from your other new thread you started sounds like you are doing great!!! Do this more often in house with more safe objects and redirect each time puppy goes to them then do the same outside in the garden/yard and praise lavishly and treat and keep treating till this leave it is a reliable command and solid!!
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