From what I can tell this is normal puppy behavior. We fish things out of Dante's mouth several times a day! If I let him eat even a small wood chip it comes back up in his crate in the middle of the night. So far any small pea gravel he has eaten has passed just fine.
We always go out with Dante on a lead to go potty and he is never unsupervised in the yard at this point. To many things he could get into that could harm him (tulip bulbs, etc are poisonous). My understanding is that by age of two the landscaping should be safe and he won't be as apt to get into things!
we have 2 doodles...Peanut is only 4.5mos old and must be watched constantly when walking her or she is like a vacuum picking up everything she can find.
A good thing is to teach your doodle the command "drop it" and they do which makes it safer and easier to walk your dog
Dexter still eats everything. If we're on a walk and he's on a leash I can get him to drop it (sometimes)...if he's not on the leash he'll run away with it so we can't get it. Hopefully this adolescence will be done soon :wink:
you got me thinking this morning which is why i ended up posting this topic for all new or to-be puppy doodle owners...REMEMBER you are not alone. you are doing your best and these dogs provide many a laugh if you let your sense of humor emerge and lose frustration
Abby is 4 months old and has permanent "wood chip" breath :lol: I am constantly telling her to "drop it" and prying everything from leaves, grass, snails (yuk) and her favorite is wood chips :roll: If I turn my back on her for one second she will have some odd thing hanging out of her mouth! Fun, isn't it?
Cinnamon is 2 1/2 and she still has to have me with my hand in her mouth prying out what ever she has in it. The drop it only works if she can't hide whatever she has in her mouth. She's gotten real good at hiding things, I have no idea where they are until she starts chewing on them again and I snatch it out of her mouth. Kids!
hahaha LOVE the banana split...i'll take one just without pineapple please
cinsmom: I KNOW Where they hide the toys!!!! in the back of their throat!! yes the infamous black hole. I hear and see Chew chew chew, USED to check and nothing hmmm ok, then chew chew again behind my back. Well i got sick of this hahhaha and one day played LION ACT putting my face in Max's mouth holding his jaws open and put my fingers down the back of his tongue/throat AHA!!! i found it!!! and now poor Peanut can't pull this act with me! hahhahahahhaaa
the black hole exists folks!! and it's right under their nose too hahhahaa
We like to refer to our landscaping as "Archie's Buffet". As of our Saturday inventory he has dug up 4 small shrubs and several plantings. I knew about the shrubs because he was caught with atleast 2 running around the yard with it hanging out of his mouth--roots and all. I can only guess where they went eventually. I believe he might be a labrabeaverdoodle.