Originally Posted by Neko
Zeus has been doing great his 1 and a half weeks at home with us. He is very bright puppy and at 9 weeks we have basic commands down!!! and potty/crate training. We are also proud of his dad who got his IPO3x3 this weekend!
Zeus is recovering from geordia and we can tell how crazy he really is now =) Trying to get biting under control, the yelping does not work, redirecting fails as well. He starts AKC puppy classes after second shots and we hope playing with other puppies will help his bite-inhibition. My brothers puppy went twice and biting stopped.
Anyways here is what I am concerned about.
Like any other puppy Zeus LOVEs to play in the yard. The problem is that it has been so long since we had a puppy that we have no idea if any of this is ok or how to prevent it.
It seams impossible to have him outside without him doing these things:
1. Attacking grass/eating (heard this is ok, cat's eat grass too...)
2. Eating dirt
5. Mulch =(
6. Small rocks...
I feel like instead of having fun with my puppy outside I am constantly grabbing something from his vacume cleaner mouth. I don't want him to get reinfected (he does not eat poo, I pick it up) or get hurt. Brother in law told me that this is how they establish their pallet. I don't know, any feedback?
I think puppies should be trained not to eat anything in the yard especially the stuff you've mentioned. Smokey would find and eat cr@p while on walks. I always feared those devilish people who leave nails in meat or poison meat and leave it out for dogs. So I trained him out of it. He once ate a mouthful of some other dogs dried up poo. I literally stuck my hand down his throat to take it out; so gross. I would try redirecting and continue to dig stuff out of his mouth...