My dumb lab feels the need to roll around in other dogs' poop for some reason, especially when it has been raining and everything's wet.

Does anyone know what causes this and how I can teach her not to do this?
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My dumb lab feels the need to roll around in other dogs' poop for some reason, especially when it has been raining and everything's wet. Does anyone know what causes this and how I can teach her not to do this?

Pick up the poop so it's not available for her to roll in.
I would put him on a short choker-type leash high behind his ears. A quick sideways correction as soon as he is THINKING about it. Stop him before he even goes toward the stuff. Be firm and quick and alert and consistent. If your training method is treats and kind words good luck, I'm only saying what I would do. I had one that wanted to eat her own stuff and this is how I fixed it. He's got to know that you just won'(t put up with it. I have no idea what causes it more than any of the weird things dogs do. For something as bad as this I wouldn't worry about psychology, I just want to get rid of it quick.
Pick up the poop so it's not available for her to roll in.

are you suggesting that the OP scour parks and such for dog poop left behind? Doesn't seem real practical. To the OP - a solid recall can stop this.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
I never saw them mention dog parks. I've been to a dog park ONCE my entire life, and dog park scenario never occurred to me.
But a fenced yard creates a different scenario, where a simple hygene pickup solves wold of issues.
She only does it when off-leash and unattended, for example when snooping around the neighbor's front yards, not when she's on a leash. As such, training her on a leash might not work.
She only does it when off-leash and unattended, for example when snooping around the neighbor's front yards, not when she's on a leash. As such, training her on a leash might not work.

why the hell is she unattended off leash in a neighbor's yard? That is NOT where she belongs.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
LOL, what's with the psychos in this newsgroup? My dog is allowed to roam around the front of the house from time to time.

Now, does anyone have any suggestions on the original issue?
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