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15th July 2011, 08:36 AM
Does anyone else absolutely hate cigarette ends? Alfie and I are out walking now ( he is 13 weeks old, where did that time go? ) Every few yards I seem to have to stop to extricate a cigarette end from his mouth. He makes a bee line for them! Grrrrrrrrr :bang:

15th July 2011, 09:07 AM
Ugh, I hear you!!!! When Brooklyn was a puppy it drove me nuts...not just because I have a dog, but really, these people wouldn't through their kitchen trash out the window...why do they think they can throw a cigarette butt and not consider it garbage??

Anywho, Brooklyn soon learned that butts were not for her, so it was only a phase of about a month, now she doesn't give them a second look...so hopefully Alfie will follow suit soon!

15th July 2011, 10:07 AM
Indeed a disgusting habit. He might lose interest... but you can always teach him the Leave It command. My two Bobby and Belle have a penchant for disgarded chewing gum. When walking in town, they think it's gum hunting time! I have been unsuccessful teaching them the Leave It command, I just look out for it while walking. They have lost interest, but still.
Hoping Alfie quits his habit soon.

15th July 2011, 11:08 AM
Benjis being doing this for ages! It drives me insane because in the park it seems to literally be every few seconds. Thankfully it's not all the time, although i do now spend a lot of my time looking out for cigarette butts so i can either stand on them or distract him with something else!

15th July 2011, 12:14 PM
Oh no! Sounds like he needs to be in a program to kick the habit:rotfl: Seriously though I feel your pain but with rocks (pebbles)! I seriously don't know how he finds them. He will dig in the grass and get one. It scares me so much. Our vet says rocks and socks are the top of the list of surgeries she does.
I hope both Alfie and Toby can learn Leave it or even drop it for that matter.