12-08-2011, 04:51 PM
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Wow, it's been way to long since I came back to this thread! He has been doing this since I got him in September. He is on Blue Buffalo, so according to what I have read, nutrition shouldn't be the issue.
As to controlling him on a leash, there is no way in hell I'm going to pull/tug/yank on a leash that is connected to my dogs neck. The purpose of the walk is so that he can get out an experience a bit of the world rather than just my back yard. He trots along next to me with his nose in the dirt the whole time. When he comes across poop, he snatches it up. Since I don't really want to touch it, i'm not reaching in his mouth to torture him and pull it out.
I have recently been working on "Drop it" and it works fine with toys, but I guess poo is something way more valuable to him. For now, I'll try some of the method mentioned in these posts.