Gator Blu
Gator Blu answered Mountain Man's question

Bitter apple spray is suppose to keep them from hewing on things they are not suppose to chew. Also keep a Nylabone handy. When you see him going for the rocks redirect him with the Nylabone, or maybe an antler.

Dark Majinn
Dark Majinn answered Mountain Man's question

I support a shock collar but only if the dog is properly trained, and the collar gives plenty of forewarning . . .

I live next to a street where people speed for no reason other then it is off the beaten path (very little police) . . . . I would have several dead … Read more

Skip Skip
Skip Skip answered Mountain Man's question

I've never heard of shale before. I just want to ad that I'm glad Sadie is going to be OK. I'm sorry she had to go through surgery to have it removed.

Refreshme Refreshme
Refreshme Refreshme answered Mountain Man's question

My puppy -face developed a taste for firewood logs near the fireplace.  I was worried about splinters and of course the mess.

A couple drops of Tobasco sauce on the logs and he turned his nose up afterwards. It got to the point if he became too interested in something he shouldn't have...all I had to … Read more

dragonfly forty-six
dragonfly forty-six answered Mountain Man's question

Good morning,  Mountain Man. Glad to hear Sadie is okay. I found this article. Don't know if this would help, but he mentions a cone. Maybe a cone would be a better alternative than a basket muzzle.

http://www.petexpertise.com/dog-eating-sticks-rocks.html


Ancient Hippy
Ancient Hippy answered Mountain Man's question

If I remember correctly, you have a pretty long driveway, so paving it would be a very expensive endeavor and most likely out of the question. Fencing along both sides of the driveway is probably out too.

The muzzle seems like the only alternative but what a pain in the butt that would be for … Read more

Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang answered Mountain Man's question

I am so sorry my friend. I am glad she is recovering well. I had to look up shale. WOW! I thought it was going to be plant base or bark like where maybe there was something you could spray around the tree to detour her away. (Like fox urine or orange peels to keep … Read more

Mountain  Man
Mountain Man answered

My dog Sadie ate a bunch of shale from our lane. Due to the jaggedness of the shale, the vet did surgery to remove it from her stomach. She is recovering well, but she still wants to try and eat shale. She loves to be outside with us but when we are busy, we can't … Read more

carlos Striker
carlos Striker answered

There always yearn for what is in scarce which subconsciously  keeps nagging until you have it irrelevant of the cost, situation or circumstances. This yearn can be attributed to anything or all of them things you mentioned. Here lies the true one self, emotions are meant to serve you not rule you. Assess the situation … Read more

Danae Hitch
Danae Hitch answered

You described a situation, but neglected to give us a question to answer. So, my answer is - I have no idea. Is there anything going on in your house or in the neighborhood that is causing your dog to feel anxious? I wouldn't worry about it unless her eating habits change. Then it would … Read more