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Old 12-21-2017, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Cure for dog rolling in poop?

My chocolate lab (Rico) is 14 months old. We live in the country; our outside dogs are NOT strictly fenced in our yard - they are free to roam about our 15 acres.
Rico, for some unknown reason, enjoys rolling in our cows' poop (maybe the donkeys' poop, too for all I know).
I'd love to have him join us in the house on cold nights and I have a bed for him to sleep on at night. HOWEVER, after a romp in the poop, he is can't come in.
Also, he missed the lab chromosome that tells him he is supposed to like water, so I can't easily wash him off after a poop play adventure.
We don't really have a way (round the clock supervision) to keep him away from the poop - so, does anyone have suggestions on how to change this habit?
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:34 PM   #2
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Get rid of cows or forget petting dog... I don't know why some dogs want to do that.
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:51 PM   #3
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Catch him doin it and rub his nose in it till u can't get any more up he is nose. Couple times he will quit. Sounds cruel but it works.
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:51 PM   #4
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:52 PM   #5
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Hump it til it pees
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:54 PM   #6
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Tie him to the cow.

On the other hand you could put him in the tree stand with you, cow poop eliminates human odors. That is what I have been told anyway.

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Old 12-21-2017, 04:55 PM   #7
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I had to whip m8ne pretty good several times before they got the messsge.
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:59 PM   #8
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What's a feller to do if he can't roll in some poop every once in a while.













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Old 12-21-2017, 05:02 PM   #9
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Let me know when you figure it out. Mine got into the cat box.



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Old 12-21-2017, 05:08 PM   #10
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Let me know when you figure it out. Mine got into the cat box.



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Old 12-21-2017, 05:10 PM   #11
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Shock collar and light him up when he does it. Or catch him in the act and grab him and stick his nose all in it and whoop him. Few times he outta quit
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:34 PM   #12
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The way I see it, you've got a few options...
1. Catch him in the act. Use an e-collar, carriage whip, etc. This is the only way he
can correlated the punishment to the crime. (rubbing his nose won't help if he
already likes it) Otherwise, he won't know why he's being punished
2. Pin him up and don't let him roam, especially if you're not home/supervising.
Easiest fix I would presume. Putting a dog in a kennel or run isn't a crime. Most thrive off
of it if it's daily routine. Just because they have 15 acres roam doesn't mean they should.
It also doesn't mean they shouldn't if they've proven they're trustworthy enough to do so,
which Rico rolling in caca, is proving he is not.


There is no magic fix for what you're trying to do. Just like kids, if you're not there for supervision you can't stop them from doing stuff. All you can do is teach them what you think is acceptable and what is not. Unlike a kid, they don't have reasoning skills unless you catch them doing the unwanted behavior.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:43 PM   #13
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We have one the eats chicken sh*t.
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:46 PM   #14
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My black lab has an addiction for eating cat or chicken crap. Not out of a litter box but out in the woods or flower bed.

And for some reason the last 3 months (been living inside for 3 years) started gettibg bread off the counter, really likes Hawaiian Rolls, tear open the bag and eat them all. Beating hear with a bread sack didn’t work.
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:49 PM   #15
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i never could get my dogs to quit. If they do i leave them outside for 3 days
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:57 PM   #16
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We have one the eats chicken sh*t.
Please dont let it lick you on the face
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:58 PM   #17
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My black lab has an addiction for eating cat or chicken crap. Not out of a litter box but out in the woods or flower bed.

And for some reason the last 3 months (been living inside for 3 years) started gettibg bread off the counter, really likes Hawaiian Rolls, tear open the bag and eat them all. Beating hear with a bread sack didnít work.
Maybe dem rolls taste like chit.
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:01 PM   #18
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Maybe dem rolls taste like chit.
Heck, she could eat the hamburger buns or loaf of bread, but not the Hawaiian rolls I was planning to eat with dinner!
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:31 PM   #19
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Heck, she could eat the hamburger buns or loaf of bread, but not the Hawaiian rolls I was planning to eat with dinner!
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:38 PM   #20
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Hims a poopy dog
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:44 PM   #21
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I say let him be. it's not like he's killing the neighbors chickens. why take away the one thing he loves?

besides... he will be perfectly fine outside on cold nights.....he's a lab. He was made for cold wet weather!

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Old 12-21-2017, 06:56 PM   #22
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LMAO, my wife says that.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:00 PM   #23
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I just gave up. I generally donít have all day to watch my dogs every movement and catch him in the act. Then again, doesnít bother me that my dogs sleep outside.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:07 PM   #24
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My English pointers did it every time we went bird hunting. The loved cow crap as much as they did hunting. Just let em do it. They would dive into every stock tank they saw and got washed off, so no problem. Plus my dogs never saw the inside of my house, so didnít care one way or the other.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:08 PM   #25
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Start gathering all the roadkill you find, every dog I’ve ever known would rather roll on an old dead greasy armadillo over cow poop any day
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:18 PM   #26
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:49 PM   #27
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Beat his arse or get a shock collar... or just leave him outside when it gets cold, he might learn.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:03 PM   #28
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Don’t let him roam your property, because he is probably going further than that and where he is ruining where neighbors are hunting. Lol

Most I have heard/read is this is a tough one to break and trying to goes against the dogs instincts.

Good luck.

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Old 12-21-2017, 09:50 PM   #29
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Hard to cure a dog of being a dog.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:14 PM   #30
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If he ain’t stupid , shock collar will cure must anything.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:17 PM   #31
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dog gonna be a dog.
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:15 AM   #32
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If you can see them just before they roll and send them a text message on the Garmin, you can stop this terrible habit.
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