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David T
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Has anyone encountered the following?

When we play in the garden with a 10 inch Boomer ball ( which is advertised as being impossible for the dog to pick up - but Norbie proved that wrong ) Norbie will sometimes chase after the ball, stop it and then bite great chunks out of the lawn and throw the clods up in the air. His normal action is simply to try and gouge the ball.

Does anyone know why he bites the lawn? When told off, he will do it a couple more times and then cease - for a few days, then the biting resumes.

Perplexed gardener! Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dunno but both Dinah and Brion can verge on the destructive. Brion can't be left with any remotely soft toy because he shreds them, even his favourites. Dinah (no relation of Norbie so no excuse there) is a definite gardener. She digs up chunks of lawn and plays tossing them in the air all round the garden. She also picks flowers, to such an extent that my husband has nicknamed her Ferdinand, after the bull that went around with a flower in its mouth.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi David, we don't have a lawn now, but when we take Ina for a walk and sit down for a while to admire the view, she starts to rip big chunks out of the grass, almost as if she is bored and wants to play! Must be a Briard trait Laughing

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David T
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, I don't think it is boredom with Norbie. We can leave him outside the house for hours ( he assumes the position as guard at the top of the drive ) and he does not go around being destructive or chewing things. If we are gardening and therefore not playing with him, he will sometimes sneak in the house to pinch a slipper and bring it out to the garden to "suck" - but it is only to get our attention. He never touches slippers or shoes when we are all in the house! He last dug a hole in the garden 3 years ago which we assume was when he decided he no longer wanted to be Head Gardener.

But the latest antics are only when we play with the ball.

Perhaps its his way of expressing his frustration at not being picked for the Scottish team? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

David T wrote:
Has anyone encountered the following?

( which is advertised as being impossible for the dog to pick up - but Norbie proved that wrong )





Very Happy Zizou gets his up, tucks it under his chin and runs with it. Laughing Laughing
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