What should you do if your dog is perfectly healthy, but keeps eating everything within reach? Ignore it and let your pet eat whatever he/she finds? Absolutely not! This is not only unpleasant, but it can actually pose a danger to your dog’s health.

The answer to this problem is quite simple – teach your dog to not eat off the ground using humane methods. It will surely require some time and effort on your side, but trust us – it is worth it! 😊

There are multiple steps in teaching your dog to not eat off the ground. You go from simpler to more complicated ones. And it’s very important for every step to end with your dog’s success.

The exercises to use when teaching your pet to stop scavenging for food on walks include:

1️⃣ The Zen command.
2️⃣ “Have it – Leave it” command.
3️⃣ Tossing treats.
4️⃣ Working with all kinds of provocations: on a leash and off it, in different places and situations.
5️⃣ Following commands with food pieces scattered over the floor.
6️⃣ Teaching your dog to hold edible objects without eating them.
7️⃣ Using provocations in a context without the owner’s smell (provocation coming from a stranger).

Does your dog eat off the ground? What do you do to stop this behavior? Let us know in the comment section! 🔻