My 8 week old boy keeps eating bark and rocks (among other things, as well) whenever WE
go outside together for poo's and wee's. He is always tethered to me wherever he or I go, especially outside!
When I'm walking him around the yard to find him a spot, he will pull on the lead because he wants to eat a piece of bark or a rock. Once he's finally done his business he'll then reach down for a piece of bark or a rock all the way back to the door (sometimes squealing and yelping because he doesn't want to go inside, so I'll stay out and all he does is try eat bark and rocks). I've taken toys out for him to chew on when we go out, but he's not interested.
Now, it's difficult to avoid the bark or rocks because it's EVERYWHERE
in the yard!
I'll reach into his mouth and pull it out every time
but, i'd like to be able to go outside with him and not have to worry that he'll eat something he shouldn't.
I'm maybe thinking it's because he's not getting enough food. He gets 5/8 cup morning, lunch and dinner with treats in between, but sometimes I catch him sitting or scratching at the door to the room where I keep his food.
I've searched for other threads about this but I'm still unsure.
They say to exercise them to ware them out, but I always thought it was bad at his age.
Any ideas on what this may be or why he's doing it and how to stop it?
Thank you heaps in advance! You're all legends!