Help! Can anyone advise me why our dog Roxy insists on helping himself
to cat turds out of the litter box? He eats them unless I can take them
away from him. So you can assess my situation, here is Roxy's home
environment. The obvious solution is to place the litter box so that it
is inaccessible to the dog, yet still accessible for the cat, but I have
not been 100% successful at this. Because of the way our house is, I
can't have the litter box where the cats can go but not the dog, unless
I mount the litter box halfway up a wall or something ;-)
Roxy is a 6-month old "pound puppy", a cross between a Rottweiller and a
Boxer. While still a puppy, he is surprisingly obedient in most other
areas. He was crate-trained quickly, and now has run of the house.
He's good natured and seems to like everyone (though he was afraid of
the Snowman next door last week!). In other words, he doesn't appear to
have any real behavi***problems aside from his disgusting love of cat
turds. (Aside from a sniff or two, he ignores his own turds when
We have one 13-year old Siamese and two 11-month old Tonkinese cats, a 4
month old baby and ourselves. Roxy gets as many walks as I can fit into
the week (he'll get more when the weather gets better and I can see the
sidewalks again), and gets fed "Puppy Chow" once in the morning and once
at supper-time, with a few dog bisquits inbetween. He has as many chew
toys as he wants.
So why does he insist on this absolutely disgusting behaviour?
Any ideas, and any ideas on how to break him on this? Thanks.