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hey i have a new 2.5 month golden ret. puppy and when we goes on walks he picks up literally everything he can find. This got me very worried as its not just food, but rocks, plants, even glass...
having to watch him like a hawk and taking things out of his mouth every second...what should i do?
 

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He's a puppy, they do that. Is he actually eating all of those things or, just picking them up, carrying them and, dropping them later?

If he's eating, as in swallowing them all, that's bad but, if he's just exploring them with his mouth, not so bad - he doesn't have hands to explore them with.

If it really bothers you, take a rope bone on a walk and, trade him for the non food items. get him to carry that rope bone to keep his mouth busy. At first, you'll be picking it up and giving it back to him a lot but, he will get the idea that you want him to carry it and, will want his rope before going out for a walk.
 

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He's a puppy, they do that. Is he actually eating all of those things or, just picking them up, carrying them and, dropping them later?

If he's eating, as in swallowing them all, that's bad but, if he's just exploring them with his mouth, not so bad - he doesn't have hands to explore them with.

If it really bothers you, take a rope bone on a walk and, trade him for the non food items. get him to carry that rope bone to keep his mouth busy. At first, you'll be picking it up and giving it back to him a lot but, he will get the idea that you want him to carry it and, will want his rope before going out for a walk.
thanks will try that
 

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Goldens develop very soft mouths, and some like to carry a soft toy.

But, it is a good idea to Google "Leave It" and "Drop It" and teach him those two cues.
 

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Yes those two commands will help you a lot.

Also something you might try is making sure he's fed right before you go on your walk. If he's full he might not want to pick as many things up (if he's actually eating them).
 

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Goldens develop very soft mouths, and some like to carry a soft toy.

But, it is a good idea to Google "Leave It" and "Drop It" and teach him those two cues.
Today I used the basic screech. Worked fine. I forget my words when in a panic.
 
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