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eating grass

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It seems like Valentino has really taking a liking into eatin grass. any way i can train that off him? he gets the food he needs, but sniffing and eating grass is the most fantastic fun thing in the worle world. any good ideas here?
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Riley eats grass as a game too, she knows she is not supposed to, but first she will eat the grass and then dig a hole, usually when I have left for a few hours without her, Punishing me for not bringing her along. I think its partly my fault for spoiling her !


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Both of mine eat grass like they are sheep! In fact, with as light-colored as Shelby is, my neighbor mentioned that it looked like we'd gotten a sheep to graze in our yard. It doesn't seem to hurt them any, so I just let it go.

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I thought that Patsy was the only one who grazed!

While I walk here, there are one or two places along the way that must have special grass. She grabs a couple pieces everytime we pass by, and sort of chews it and then spits it out. I just am attributing it to being a little goofy sometimes!

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All of my retrievers, both Labs and Goldens have eaten grass.. they love it!
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This is Vito's WORST habit and guides well...can't be eating grass. He rips it up in clumps...and I mean he gets the roots, soil, everything. It's bad.
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yeah, well thep rblem comes when eating grass becomes much ore important than doing the oher thigns and i am in a hurry. now, since my guidedog is at work quite abit, then he simply ends up eating grass when i allow him to go do his other empty-businness, and that is a littlebit not cool. but yeah, he loves grasss, my lil sheep
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I dont have a problem with mine eating grass but I hate it when Bama likes to play in the grass and decides to pull up the whole piece grass and dirt together. I know they eat grass when their tummy is bothering them.




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I dont have a problem with mine eating grass but I hate it when Bama likes to play in the grass and decides to pull up the whole piece grass and dirt together. I know they eat grass when their tummy is bothering them.
This is such a problem here too. Ugh.
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All th dogs I know love grass, and there's stuff in it that's good for them...chlorophyll beign one!

If you're dogs a service dog, than he's on good behavior all day. Is it possible being good all day gets a bit stressful and he needs some down time. Could he have something to chew on, play with while he's with you at work to pass the time? Kong toys, filled with frozen peanut butter, cream cheese and kibble mix or some such stuff is popular here. A knuckly bone kept at work, or ham bone?
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