Conquering dogs' habit of eating off the ground
What may look like pet-friendly food on the grass gets tricky
Midnight. 2 a.m. 4 a.m. then 6 a.m. That’s when I grabbed a hoodie, reached for a leash and beelined out of the door for my dog, who had diarrhea clear out of nowhere. I’m not a parent, and I don’t know how mothers (and fathers) deal with those infant years. I’d be exhausted if this was a daily thing, but by 8 a.m., my dog was snoring and happily sleeping again. Meanwhile I was exhausted but programmed to go out for a morning walk anyway.
I’ve had this dog for a full year, and she was surprisingly easy to crate train. So I didn’t think much when 24 hours ago, she strolled into the kitchen and quietly came back a minute or two later. I walked in to grab water shortly after and saw poop on my floor. I almost wanted to ask, “Who did this?” Clearly it was her. It was just so out of her character that I was perplexed by why she didn’t let me know her usual way—standing in front of me, staring, letting out a low growl and occasionally hopping up once with her ears flapping like Dumbo. I cleaned up the mess, but that was pretty much my story for the rest of Friday evening. And I still have no idea what gave her diarrhea in the first place.