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okay, why does it seem like Marley has to taste and eat everything? I mean everything. Lint, hair, specks of 'nothing' on the carpet, twigs, sticks, leaves, grass, etc.

He loves being outside and I admit, I enjoy being out there with him, but we come back in quickly sometimes because I get tired of taking things out of his mouth. I wanted to cook on the grill so I let him out in the yard. Every minute I was stopping to catch him, take it out of his mouth, go inside to wash my hands, and back out to the grill. Got so annoyed I put him back inside. Will he ever stop this madness? He is 4 months old so I know it come with puppyhood but my goodness, EVERYTHING?
 

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Sounds like Tramp! Unless it's something that is harmful to him, I don't worry about it anymore (he's 5 1/2 months now)... if he wants to proudly carry a maple leaf around chomping on it, so be it. When he gets a rock, he generally drops it soon after. Most dogs eat some grass if given the chance. Tramp loves getting ahold of a large tree branch to prance around with then gnaw on (any big sticks for Marley around?). I don't think Tramp really swallows much.

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Well... he is a beagle. You can take comfort in that at least Chloe does the exact same thing. It's getting embarrasing talking to peope but looking at her, making sure she is not eating something bad... /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif
Just this week she ate stool, I didn't see it, it was dark. And she stank for hours.... yuck :pukey:
 

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"Does everything have to go in your mouth?"...YES! Jersey is always licking things up. She always finds things that I don't even see. Welcome to life with a Beagle!
 

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yup-homer is the same way.he doesn't seem to swallow much anymore but he will chew it.he likes to pull the string out of his rope toy and chew on it like it's gum for awhile-then spits it on the carpet and on to the next.whats really funny is watching him try to spit out a chewed up leaf-he usually ends up licking the driveway till most of it is gone off his tounge
 

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My 4-month-old pup Spock has so far been just interested in all the usual interesting things listed above (bits of string from his rope toy, leaves, sticks, rocks, etc.), and also has a fascination with a rubber door stop that holds open a door that won't stay open without it (due to the uneven shifting of the house). There's been many a time I've been sitting at my computer and heard the door to the room shut, then looked to see nobody had come in, and gone to the dog's playroom to find him sitting on the floor with the stopper between his paws and his tail wagging.

He's also gotten very interested in furniture. He actually started working on the already-shredded corner of a Craigslist-find red loveseat the other day. I used bitter apple spray on it and the corners of other non-metal furniture pieces at his level, but am worried this is a sign of teething to come. Time to buy some more durable chew toys, I guess.
 

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I stopped pulling things out of Caesars mouth mostly because I didn't want to touch it. As long as it isn't dangerous, let him "taste" it. That's what beagles do.
 

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Well, Phoebe is almost a year old and she still does the same thing. At least she does drop it most of the time when I tell her to "Leave it!". That is progress! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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"Nasty" is a great word to teach your beagles! If Maggie picks up something in her mouth outside, I can say "nasty" in a stern voice and she will drop it. Taught this to her when she was much younger and it works great. Then there are those things she picks up when I am distracted ... the instinct never leaves them!
 

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While out walking this morning, Spock found, and ate, his first feather. :doh: I saw it on his nose, and the next thing I know, it was in his mouth. I opened his mouth to see if I could retrieve it, but it was gone.
 

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Another typical beagle trait!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif I too have to take things out of his mouth everytime we go out for a walk. Mostly it's food scraps, but sometimes it's worse than that and I don't even look at what I extract from his mouth. Ugh!!! I have to glue my eyes on him when we're out and he kinda knows it. I have to steer him from things that look suspicious along the way.
 

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Ever heard the Monty Python routine about Crunchy Frog? Today, my little man found one that wasn't part of any candy box. While at the park, he nosed around the bottom of a tree and lay down to chew on something, looking at me with the guilty look he gets when he's got something he knows I'm about to take away. From one side, it just looked like a dessicated, weird leaf. But once I turned it over... oh, gross, a frog skin. :pukey:
 
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