why do some dogs scavenge ??

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why do some dogs scavenge ??
« on: February 02, 2012, 13:58 »
I have 2 westies (sisters) they both eat rubbish when out for a walk, I live near a park and woods so there are foxes about and cats etc,
 Any discarded food and they are in there including cat "leftovers".  ???   I have had westies before and they were the same, including the male one, the trouble is sometimes I have no idea what they eat and sometimes it causes them stomach upsets.
 They are fed on a good quality dried dog food and have plenty to eat, it drives me around the bend, I have thought of muzzling them but I really don't want to any ideas ? 
some people are like slinkys......they're really good for nothing, but they still bring a smile to your face as you push them down the stairs!!

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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 14:11 »
I have no advice, but I think all dogs are the same! All of mine over the years have eaten unmentionable things at every opportunity  :tongue2:
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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 14:21 »

It be in their nature Maaaaam,  Tugging a forelock and spoken in a good West country accent.    Cheers,     Tony.
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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 15:08 »
but what gets me they eat some putrid stuff (well it is to me) but I try and give them a beef flavoured worming tablet wrapped in a nice bit of cheese and they spit it out  :wacko:

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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 15:39 »

It be the cheese Maaaaam,    they dinna like it.    OOOOOPs slipped into Scottish then.

A dogs constitution can take stuff that would come straight backl up if it were we.      Cheers,     Tony.

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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 16:37 »
Dogs might have been domesticated but they still retain their wild characteristics, survival in lean times being one of them, so they scavenge. It will always be so  :D  Some breeds seem worse than others  :)  By the way you can't rationalise with a dog  :)

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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 16:39 »
no they lurrrve cheese normally
 and you are as bad as my husband who ALWAYS feels the need to slip into what ever accent is local to where ever we are, even abroad he does it, like his french accent (as in I was pissing by the door)  :tongue2:

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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 16:43 »
yep !!  just been reading this     
The fact that we disapprove is totally irrelevant to a dog, and probably quite incomprehensible. If I were a dog and learning by association I would probably learn that every time I got a tasty, rotten bit of burger my owner would freak out and try to get it for himself? otherwise why would he chase me, grab me, and then have the cheek to try and prise it out of my mouth if he didnt want it for himself. Of course I would make a run for it and as I have two extra legs, the resulting victory is a forgone conclusion.     

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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 18:11 »
I think some dogs scavenge, others roll in smelly stuff. ::)
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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2012, 18:15 »

It be the cheese Maaaaam,    they dinna like it.    OOOOOPs slipped into Scottish then.

A dogs constitution can take stuff that would come straight backl up if it were we.      Cheers,     Tony.

It be in their nature Maaaaam,  Tugging a forelock and spoken in a good West country accent.    Cheers,     Tony.


Does a regional accent give more credence to the reply? :)


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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2012, 18:27 »
I think some dogs scavenge, others roll in smelly stuff. ::)

And some do both! Two in this house. :ohmy:

They charge out at top speed in the morning to see if the cat has visited in the night. Revolting creatures! :tongue2: Then they want to give you a kiss.....I don't think so!

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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2012, 18:32 »
My Terrier used to roll in fox "scent" whenever he could find it. Yeuch!

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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2012, 19:49 »
hmm, that's why I have myself a nice clean CAT  ::) :lol:
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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2012, 20:29 »
hmm, that's why I have myself a nice clean CAT  ::) :lol:

Mine too, it wouldn't roll in or eat dog or any other type of poo!   :tongue2:

She also has 2 litter trays, one she wees in and the other for pooing.   :)
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Re: why do some dogs scavenge ??
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012, 06:25 »
hmm, that's why I have myself a nice clean CAT  ::) :lol:

Oh I dunno, I've seen the way cats lick....  :D



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