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Rolling in Faeces

 

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Q. How can I stop my dog rolling in Faeces?

 

A.    This can be difficult, as it is thought to be a behavioural mechanism to mask their own scent whilst hunting.  Shaking a rattle or a bunch of keys when she approaches the poo may distract her, then try to do a Sit and Stay, and, if successful, reward her with a treat. You may be reinforcing this behaviour yourself by chasing her when she does it, which she probably enjoys, so if it happens, ignore her. Take control of the situation, but if not possible, then you will have to start with lead exercise only until the Sit and Stay is engrained.

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