|04-09-2014 07:32 PM|
|04-09-2014 07:14 PM|
|04-09-2014 06:31 PM|
|TigervTeMar||the bees have started coming out and my guy chases them (flies too). I stop him when he goes after bees but I feel one day he'll get stung and just stop. hope dogs aren't allergic to stings|
|04-09-2014 05:26 PM|
It so aggravates me particularly when I just finished giving him a bath. I feel like going under there and help direct
|04-09-2014 05:03 PM|
|jocoyn||Fans are a good idea and it is good anyway during the summer. Another option is to completely enclose the run with window screen.|
|04-09-2014 04:20 PM|
|Nigel||Can the he be kept indoors while you're at work? Crate or seperate room etc... only use the kennel when you are there to work on getting the fly chasing stopped.|
|04-09-2014 04:02 PM|
|04-09-2014 04:00 PM|
I have never faced this problem before, but u wonder if there is a way to deter the flies (perhaps a supplement that makes the "du-du" taste bad to flies). Otherwise, I would say that while you are home, during these "biobreaks" try and redirect the pup's attention with toys. Perhaps that will help the dog lose interest. Hopefully others will respond with more help.
|04-09-2014 03:56 PM|
OP leaves the dog outside in a run during the day while at work. So when nature calls, they aren't always there.
OP, I know a couple of dogs that are just obessesed with bug chasing, my rescued male is one.
I think the best two steps to take is 1) find safe fly traps or fly repellents to try to keep flies away from his run. When I had horses I installed a battery operated sprayer that would mist the area at regular intervals. They are safe for dogs and horses and not expensive. Also, electric fans, flies do not like a lot of air current. Just some ideas.... I'll link example below
2) Find a trainer to work on why your dog is obsessed with chasing flies. If you can help eliminate the behavior AND keep the flies away then you should have the problem solved.
Country Vet Metered Fly Spray Dispenser
|04-09-2014 03:55 PM|
If it makes you feel better, Titan pees on his front paw EVERY SINGLE TIME he pees whether he lifts or squats on occassion... there is absolutely nothing we can do about it but wipe him off every time he comes in.
So.. I would suggest.... picking up poop every evening or in the mornings before he has time to run in it.. you mayhave to get up earlier to do this.. but it's that or deal with poo paws all the time..
and finally. HI! you're in my hometown never usually see Lancaster people..
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