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Old 01-04-2006, 01:30 PM   #21
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Could be worse.* You could have cats AND dogs, where the cats manufacture the 'treats' for the dogs.
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Let me put it this way: we have a cat, too.
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:40 PM   #22
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Man, it's good to know that someone else other than me gets the experience of having their dog eating the cat litter box "nonpareils"
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Could be worse.* You could have cats AND dogs, where the cats manufacture the 'treats' for the dogs.
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Ugh. I have a cat too, so I know what you mean.
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Beware the dog with the cat litter encrusted lips...
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Amen to that,* I've spent many nights after work throwing the ball/frisbee/stick for the dog or walking or just playing to both unwind myself from the commute and to expend my labs energy.
Yup, we know the feeling. One of our dogs is a lab/blue heeler and he could play ball until the cows come home whereas the other dog is a sheltie/blue heeler and just likes to walk and walk and walk.
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Dogs eat cat poop for several reasons - 1) opportunistic eaters - just hungry 2) boredom 3) natural instincts - cover up traces so enemies/predators don't find 'em

Obviously dogs do not view it as a disgusting habit. I imagine they often wonder why we smoke and conclude that at least their poop habit doesn't kill 'em.
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My puppy was a sneak peer and pooper. It was not just puppy mischief, it definitely had to do with dominance and marking. The sneaky part had to do with him being yelled at/struck by an asshole former owner (we found him at the pound).

I know the peeing has to do with dominance because husband coddles the dog and allows him to sit in his lap, etc., which the dog repays by peeing on his side of the bed. The dog will also sneak upstairs and crap in the unoccupied rooms (meaning, "hey, you aren't using them, so they're mine now").

Our solution is to crate the dog when we aren't in the house. The crate is a wonderful tool for training a dog. Dogs learn to love them, believe it or not. When the dog is not in his crate or outside, he is supposed to be on his "spot" (his beanbag bed.) Unless I am playing with him, feeding him or petting him, he is on his "spot".

Besides the crate and obedience training, try pleny of exercise. That should cut way down on negative behaviors.
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See the recent "Diamond dog food" thread.

I don't need to add that the dog should not be allowed on your bed, ever. (Not saying you do this but) when people let dogs sleep on their beds, it does confuse the hierarchy. You are the boss so you get to be higher up. Not him.

A sharp "no!" (and you have to mean it) when he gets up there, and in a little while he'll get the idea.
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Hmm...my dogs sleep on the bed...so do the cats...but everyone knows who the lead dog is...
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See the recent "Diamond dog food" thread.

I don't need to add that the dog should not be allowed on your bed, ever. (Not saying you do this but) when people let dogs sleep on their beds, it does confuse the hierarchy. You are the boss so you get to be higher up. Not him.

A sharp "no!" (and you have to mean it) when he gets up there, and in a little while he'll get the idea.
I tried a sharp "no" this morning and he left a nice fresh pile at the bottom of the stairs

He's a lean, mean pooping machine,
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When we had a Beagle, she used to clean the catbox too. Nasty.
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Oh please change that picture. You built great karma with the Giant Boob Woman. That karma has gone severely negative at this time.

You've never heard me yell "no".
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I tried a sharp "no" this morning and he left a nice fresh pile at the bottom of the stairs* * *

He's a lean, mean pooping machine,
Time for crate training...
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