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I think on this occasion it is. We've been teaching leave it and even gone to classes to try to help. We've got to the point when she's amazing at it at home inside but we can't get her to relate it to things on a walk. I can even put a treat on each paw and say leave it and she will. She came top in the class at walking past a lot of different things and not going to them ( I mainly think because she was more interesting in trying to playing with the other dogs though). I'll have a look at the YouTube clip and for a bit I think I'll let her run around to burn of energy for a bit then pop her back on the lead again until I get more control over it. Do dogs not learn what's good to eat and what's not?It does sound though it is all the c**p she is scavenging for on walks doesn't it? I have had dogs ill from eating mushrooms and I am sure that I read that conkers are not good for dogs either. You would think that just holding them would not hurt but if her tongue is touching them she will get some of it in her system. My old Whippet used to peel road kill off the road as we walked along. She never had tummy trouble and she suffered from Addisons Disease which pre disposes them to upset guts. They are all different.
If you are able to watch her all the time then teaching her a good "leave it" command would help. Take a look at Kiko Pup on YouTube for tips on how to train it.
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