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dog eating wood chips at dog park

15 years ago

I sure hope somebody can help me. We have a friend who brings her beagle mix 1 1/2 yr old dog to the dog park. She's fine for awhile and plays with her pals, but then she starts eating the wood chips that cover the park. She has become sick and visited the vet regarding this -- the vet's advice is to keep her away from the park, or wear a muzzle -- neither of which the owner wants to resort to.

Does anyone have any experience with this??

Our friend does yell at the dog when she catches her dog starting this behavior, and then the dog treats it like a game, picking up a chip and running away with it.

Any advice would be greatly apprecicated.

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