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I thought i posted this here last night but found it in the wrong place.


Help my 10 mo. rottie eats everything!
Dirt, wood, screws, nails, sheetrock, old
carpet, hair, chicken poop, manure, grass, weeds, hay, sticks, rocks you name
it he eats it. I got him when he was 6 mo., they fed him what ever was on
sell. I switched him to Sensible Choice Rice and Chicken. He had a bad
gas problem, switched to Canadae Dog food, been on it for about a month.
Gas problem pretty much went away, but he still has to eat everything. I heard that he might be lacking minerals? Any suggestions?
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Never heard of a Rottweiler that eats everything.My puppy always has to carry stuff around but he does not eat it.


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Sound like your pretty lucky there RW



My boy eats nothing .....
well he eats alot but finding
what he likes has



become a challenge
....... the most finiky
thing i ever saw ......



He may need minerals
but i think i would hold off
on the screws and



nails ...... My boys loves
dirt too ..... go figure i
never found it any good
 

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You should be careful that sounds like a dangerous habit. I read puppies are like babies, and like to mouth things. Maybe he isnt intentionally eating them, but needs more appropriate things to chew on. Keep a ready supply of chew toys available, and like you would for a baby keep dangerous objects out of reach. Best of Luck!


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I agree, they love to chew and it may be just that not that he is really trying to eat it all. I had the same problem with Diamond until I got her enough chew toys that she didn't have to go find things on her own to chew.
 

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I think its more than chewing. He has his toys that he dissects, a Kong he loves, nylabone, rubber squeeker, raw hide chews (although I don't give him thoughs anymore, he gets aggressive toward men when he has them???) Its like he really enjoys eating everything. When I go feed the horses he sees that they are eating hay so he tries it and likes it. Kinda funny. The nails and screws I think I have under control. Chunks concrete though, I have to watch him. I don't know what he ate today but he is running us out
. It has been a major frustration. I'm still searching the net for and answer. Thanx for your suggestions. I'll try to get a couple more chew things.
 

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I read somewhere that possitive reinforcement sometimes works. Give him something he is supposed to chew,and when he does give him a treat, and lots of praise. Make a big deal out of it. If he starts chewing on something hes not supposed to, dont react. Quietly take it away from him, give him something he is supposed to chew on, then give him a treat, and and lots of praise again. He will begin to realize that he gets positive attention for chewing on his toys, and no attention for other things. Just keep chewy, maybe flavored toys on hand, and lots of treats for a while. Rotts are suckers for the treats, nothing motivates a rott like food, and dog worship (praise, praise, praise for good chewing!)Good luck! Cindy</BLOCKQUOTE>
 

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Thanx Cindy, I will have to try the positive thing. 'cause telling him "yuck, leave it" and "no" hasn't worked. We where outside to day working in the yard and he was just grazing on grass, weeds, flowers and pieces of wood. grrrrr!
 
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