I am totally at my wits’ end with Piccolo’s indiscriminate eating when we’re out on walks I don’t know what to do and this morning I have really hit rock bottom. Since I last posted about it cara machon kindly sent me a muzzle, which I have been using for the last month. It really helped as it prevented her from picking up 80% of things. She is now 5.5 months old and since we’ve been using it for a month I’ve started experimenting with taking it off recently. She is absolutely terrible. She has picked up 3 pieces of gum in the last couple of days, and this morning she actually ate some. I tried to take it out of her mouth but she struggled away and in that moment she swallowed it. Now I’m monitoring her closely as I know about xylitol and other risks. Please please please can anyone give me hope on this matter? Since I posted about it I've worked hard on ‘leave it’ training. This isn’t a problem. She is actually very good at ‘leave it’, for a puppy. The problem is that ‘leave it’ is a completely inadequate solution. For starters, even on the short lead, the moment between your puppy smelling something they want to eat and eating it is non-existent. It is instantaneous. It is not enough time to 1) notice she’s going to eat something, and 2) say ‘leave it’, not that she’d pay attention by that time anyway. Even if my eyes are glued to her mouth for the whole walk - which they can never be 100% because I need to see where I’m going - it is still impossible to prevent this behaviour with ‘leave it’. It only works if you spot the thing before she does, or if she’s giving it a really good sniff first before wolfing it down. And that’s on the short lead! I use a long lead in the field to give her better exercise – this makes it even more impossible to catch her in the act. And off-lead!? That’s the biggest laugh of all. She loves to play fetch, she’s really good at it and it’s a great way to exercise a whippet so she can have a bit of a sprint. But I obviously can’t do this if she’s eating everything, or if she’s wearing a muzzle. Someone please tell me this is usually a phase and they grow out of it I really don’t want her wearing a muzzle forever – I can’t imagine not being able to let her off the lead, or to play fetch. I'm honestly at my lowest ebb with this. This morning, for the FIRST time ever, I looked at her and thought 'life would be better without you' And I know it's just because I'm angry and upset, but I really feel like I can't handle it anymore. She is fed high quality dry food at home (Eden) and she always eats all of it. I am feeding her the amount as directed by their website. She also has treats during the day, and a spoonful of probiotic yoghurt every day, as recommended by someone on here.