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Mucky smell? Yum!

How to stop your dog from scavenging.

For all their sense of smell, dogs will gobble up the most incredible things. Ingesting worms is inevitable – but it’s the least of your problems. There are some poisonous plants and mushrooms all around the UK, just licking a toad can have a nasty result and then there’s nasty things like man-made toxins and sharp-edged litter which can be a cause for concern. So what do you do to try and stop this happening? Use the lead when you walk your dog past a problem area and have plenty of tiny treats in your pocket to distract him when he starts to dig his nose into any potential danger. The essential trick is to make the sound of your voice calling his name more attractive than whatever he’s smelt. If you can make sure he listens to you and is attentive, you should be able to distract him.

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