Well, last night I was sitting on the floor and he come trotting up to me,
bows his head, and drops a piece of cat poop beside me--just like when he
brings his ball during fetch. Well, I told him NO, and went to check out
the litter box. To my surprise, the litter box was undisturbed and there
was cat poop in it.
Upon reflection I wonder if he was doing it to:
a) Let me know that he was a good boy and didn't eat the poop even though he
b) Let me know that the litter needs cleaning or he might do it for me.
c) Here Daddy, try some of this and maybe you will understand why I like it!
When you get your answers , please post them. My 2 dogs love doing their
Michael S. Malley wrote in message ...
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Sounds like a negative attention getting device. He may have been hoping you'd
chastise him for it. I hope you didn't fall victim to his ploy.
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The simplest answer, since dogs do not do this out of any emotional
punishment at all to you, is to buy a pooper scooper and simply
pick it up on a twice daily basis. The pooer the quality of
food, the more often the dog poops.
If the poop isn't there, they can't eat it nor bring it to you.
Plus, you can see for yourself if the dog has problems just by
looking at the poop.
dogsnus <"Terri"@cyberhighway .net> > wrote in message
That <sniff> was <hehehe> the best <sigh>!
Thanks right back at you.
Thanks. But, it's really called common sense, not smarts...
I suppose that I need to hang around the litter
> box all day making sure that I scoop as soon as my cat poops. I clean the
> box at least 3X a day. My dogs still find the poop and carry it around.
What are you feeding your cat that it poops 3 times a day?
And, what does that tell you?
(On urth, it means to keep the cat box away from dogs).
I'm not sure what that means in your village, though.
It's really very simple. If the dog cannot have access to
cat poop it can't bring it to you.
Does that simplicity escape you?
I thought it depended on the dog.
I'm using Nutro Max Puppy, and one dog goes 4x, the other only 2x
(Not flaming, actually really curious)
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ourselves and our dogs to reevaluate our own orientation carefully. If we
find ourselves becoming angry and defensive, chances are our own
interpretations are the incorrect ones. "The Body Language and Emotion of
Dogs" by Myrna M. Milani, DVM.
Kim <kimb...@mindspring.com> wrote:
: Gosh, how smart you are. I suppose that I need to hang around the litter
: box all day making sure that I scoop as soon as my cat poops. I clean the
: box at least 3X a day. My dogs still find the poop and carry it around.
Kewl! Common sense prevails on some parts of planet urth!
I had a dog get a blockadge once from eating cat litter
and cat poop. I learned my lesson fast and hard.
He spent the entire weekend at the emergency clinic
and cost several $$$$!
Thank doG for this new( at that time), emergency clinic!
I have a litter box with a hood and the opening faces the toilet. The cats go
behind and under the toilet tank to enter the litter box and the dogs can't
fit. Of course, it wouldn't work with little dogs.
It's hard to tell why your dog did it, although I must say what you described
was pretty cute. I'm thinking he brought it to you to show that it was there -
in the litter box. The way I figuer it, is dogs are somewhat like children. You
don't put temptation in front of them, then punish them when they go for it. You
remove the tempation. I don't know why dogs like cat poop. Mine does too, so I
check the litter box probably 4-5 times a day. You don't have to do a whole
cleaning every time - just remove the poop. It only takes a second, and the
problem is solved. Sounds like youre doing a good job training your dog not to
eat it, but as I said, I'd remove temptation.
On Mon, 29 Mar 1999 10:14:35 -0800, "Michael S. Malley"
>:/I've been working with my black lab pup to teach him that kitty-crunchies
>:/are not food, and that destroying the litter-box liner and scattering litter
>:/everywhere is not considered redecorating.
>:/Well, last night I was sitting on the floor and he come trotting up to me,
>:/bows his head, and drops a piece of cat poop beside me--just like when he
>:/brings his ball during fetch. Well, I told him NO, and went to check out
>:/the litter box. To my surprise, the litter box was undisturbed and there
>:/was cat poop in it.
>:/Upon reflection I wonder if he was doing it to:
>:/a) Let me know that he was a good boy and didn't eat the poop even though he
>:/b) Let me know that the litter needs cleaning or he might do it for me.
>:/c) Here Daddy, try some of this and maybe you will understand why I like it!