Ingestion of strange substances

Most frequently this behavior is presented by dogs from hunting breeds (Springer spaniel, English setter, cocker spaniel, etc.) as by others that without being classified as so, can be considered as compulsive eaters or simply as gluttonous.

In any case the manifestation of this conduct will bring considerable risk to the dog. The ingestion of any solid residue generally food leftovers can cause from a frame of gastroenteritis to a possible poisoning.

As in many other conducts the method that you must follow to correct this is to provoke the situation that unchains the action, but in a controlled manner.

For it you will not only have to conveniently put attracting baits for the dog in his usual walking races or in the places in which he exteriorized this behavior to keep the dog fasting will help act this situation and is the only way to create the negative conditioning desired for this action.

Once the actor and the scenery is ready you will proceed to walk the dog through the previously planted baits. That animal will have to be leashed and at each situation in which he tries to eat the baits you will verbally reprehend him with a strong and vigorous "NO!." Pulling the leash would be another option to follow the verbal reprimand . By acting in this way you will very soon make the dog avoid ingesting anything while being or not with its owner. Hold by the leash, but be careful at the time in which the owner is not near because it might try to repeat this action.

If this last would happen you will need the help of another person, strange to the dog so he can't associate it with its owner, to create the appropriate negative conditioning. This can be done by applying a remote acoustic conditioning. This way each time it tries to eat something strange it will associate this horrible sound with the action of ingesting strange things.

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