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  • Con Slobodchikoff, Ph.D.
    Slobodchikoff is President and CEO of Animal Communications, Ltd., specializing in pet behavior problems and in educating people about the behavior of animals.
  • Karen London, Ph.D.
    London is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Pet Dog Trainer who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of serious behavioral problems in the domestic dog.

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August 26, 2010

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Swich to wordpress, make your blogger nicer. -My 2 cents

Artificial Grass

Dogs are among the biggest culprits and will be used as an example in this article, which provides suggestions for dealing with spots caused by dog urine and dog paths in yards.

Luis

Hi, what an excellent information about this rare but common behavior in dogs. Here in Peru, there's a lot of situations with this similar characteristic. Maybe the final guess "They eat because they like" is the correct and normal answer to this topic.

Steve@Bark-In-Style

Although this is actually a fun theory (I DID find it interesting not kidding), it may be actually linked to the dog's memories. Reminiscing about something that's been eaten or smelled may induce your dog to eat it. In some cases, it has to do with the dog being unhealthy, or a perception that caused the dog to stop feeling that way.

TopDogTom | Small Dog Training ETC

Grass taste good? We have horses and dogs and the dogs eat the horse droppings (mostly grass). From what I understand (not scientific) the driving factor in a dogs choice and speed of consumption is the smell. So to say that a particular “food” taste good to a dog maybe it has an aroma that is appealing to our K9 friends. Medicinal, aromatic or flavorful???
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