I love Winnie dearly, she is a really good dog, no messes in the house, she nearly always obeys a command, a quick learner. I really have very few complaints about her.
That said, she is on her THIRD bath in the last week for rolling in dog poo.
I know this is a natural instinct in dogs but how do I get her to stop? She is 2, and had was living in a kennel for much of her life. Do you think this behavior is correctable? She does stop when I tell her "NO" but its too late by then and I have to give her a bath. I'd love to catch her before she does it but the ground sniffing she does before rolling in poo is no different then the ground sniffing she does before urinating. I cannot really tell her not to sniff the ground. :banghead:
She is very picky about going potty and will NOT go if she is on the end of a leash.(seriously, she'll hold it for 48 hours before she'd go potty like that, I've tried.)
Just to clarify, we do not have a fenced yard(live in a tiny town) and Winnie goes outside off-leash but NEVER alone. This is how most of the dogs in our town go out to potty and unfortunately other people don't always make sure they're dogs are pooping in their OWN yard. (Winnie does not roll in her own poop and we keep it picked up.)
We are putting up a fence this summer but still, I'd like to be able to take her to the lake or a dog park without her rolling in poo!