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Dog keeps smelling out my food; what to do?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Zoedacat, Jan 24, 2021.


  1. Zoedacat

    Zoedacat PetForums Newbie

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    I’m going on campingwith a few friends soon, including a dog. The problem is that the dog is extremely greedy and if any food is on a low level, he will either sniff it out and eat it, or keep barking uncontrollably until he gets the food. No-one can petsit for him and I need a way to stop him from smelling the food in the first place. Is there any way to pack the food so he won’t smell it?
     
  2. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Put him in a crate or pen when you can’t supervise him?
     
  3. Zoedacat

    Zoedacat PetForums Newbie

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    I considered this, but the owner believes they are cruel when in fact he’s in more danger from the food
     
  4. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    It’s not your dog? Why isn’t the owner sorting out this problem?
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Leave the food in the car boot or stored in a special camp fridge which hangs in a shady tree.

    You could suggest he gets his meal the same time as the humans so he’s distracted.

    I’d be concerned the dog is actually not being fed adequately or is given treats by the owner while they are eating so I’m not sure how you can stop it if the owner hasn’t dealt with the issue.

    If on a campsite, the dog will probably have to be kept on lead so at least under some control, and noisy dogs aren’t usually tolerated ime.
     
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