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I really, really love my dogs but i am sick to death of them rolling in frigging fox poo

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ihatethecold Thu 17-Dec-15 10:34:21

Its really pissing me off.

I have 2 large pointer dogs and without fail about 3 times a week one of them will roll in any type of animal poo available, fox, horse, unknown stinky stuff!

I am always on a tight deadline in the morning, Kids off to school by 8, then walk the dogs for 45 mins. I then start work at 9.

I then have to bath the little blighter quickly before 9am.

I can still smell the stuff lingering on my hands, my house has essence of poo about it!!

So bloody annoying.

I've lit candles but I can still smell it.

CMOTDibbler Thu 17-Dec-15 10:40:23

I feel your pain. One of mine wouldn't dream of rolling in anything, the other loves to roll in fox poo.

A polo neck dog fleece covers up the majority of the areas available for poo coverage and makes clean up much easier

patterkiller Thu 17-Dec-15 10:44:37

Mine too, fox, badger, and swan is the flavor of the month at the moment.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 17-Dec-15 10:51:35

It's awful,isn't it. I use a shower puff for my dog so I don't get it on my hands, seems to help getting it out the fur quicker as well.

Helgathehairy Thu 17-Dec-15 10:54:56

I feel you. I have a golden retriever who also loves the stuff - and mud in general.

Drew64 Thu 17-Dec-15 10:55:08

OMG this is the most disgusting thing our dog does and it is the most stinkiest of all the stinks in the world.

Why the fuck do they do this?

CMOTDibbler Thu 17-Dec-15 10:55:37

If you need to wash, then the Hozelock portable shower is brilliant for washing them outside. I use a shower puff as well, combined with the PAH medicated shampoo

DramaAlpaca Thu 17-Dec-15 10:56:48

I swear my springer goes looking for the stuff. Disgusting creature but I love her

villainousbroodmare Thu 17-Dec-15 10:58:49

Horrible. Our record is four offences in two days (that's only one dog).
He knows it's frowned upon, and he knows it results in a shower and shampoo which he dislikes. When he does it, he will go to the bathroom of his own accord as soon as we get home, and stand shivering on the bathmat. But still he thinks it's worth it.

I've got to know the favoured fox shitting zones and if I see him sinking down for the dreaded shoulder grind, a roar will halt him in his stinking tracks! grin

Bad enough when you're not on a deadline. When you've got to be at work in X minutes it's maddening.

villainousbroodmare Thu 17-Dec-15 11:01:40

They do it for exactly the same reason as you spritz yourself with your favourite perfume on special occasions. To them, it smells sexy and wild. grin The resulting bath is, I reckon, to them the equivalent of someone taking your dressed up, fragranced self and rolling you in shite.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Thu 17-Dec-15 11:05:20

"To them, it smells sexy and wild" is the best thing I have read all morning grin

fishybits Thu 17-Dec-15 11:06:38

Ketchup squirted over the offending area, rubbed in and rinsed off works wonders for getting rid of any smell.

On one immortalised walk Dog 1 rolled in a rotting seal, oh. my. God. the stink, I never ever want to experience anything like it again.

MetalMidget Thu 17-Dec-15 11:07:39

Our Tibetan Terrier/cocker cross is a nightmare for this, particularly annoying as he has quite long hair which takes a while to wash and dry! He also gets his collar covered in it, with bits lodged in the buckle. blarf

The Animology Fox Poo shampoo is a god send though.

I tend to watch him like a hawk, looking for the signs that he's about to roll. And keeping him away from hedges, heh...

CremeEggThief Thu 17-Dec-15 11:08:54

YANBU. I love the idea of having a dog, but couldn't cope with the reality, as I find anything to do with poo disgusting.

Bixxy Thu 17-Dec-15 11:12:50

I cannot count the amount of times I've realised one of my dogs has disappeared, only to look over my shoulder and see him writhing on the ground in ecstasy. Little bastard.

Worst one for us was when he rolled in human poo..... confused

ihatethecold Thu 17-Dec-15 11:15:36

You're all making me feel better with your tales of woe!

ihatethecold Thu 17-Dec-15 11:16:29

He is asleep on the chair next to my desk like butter wouldn't melt.
The smell is stuck in my nostrils

GreenMouse Thu 17-Dec-15 11:19:33

*To them, it smells sexy and wild*: yes! We call it "eau de fox poo".

I smell your pain though...

I've made my dog a little crochet sweater which works quite well, it's acrylic so easy to wash and dry. It doesn't cover the neck ruffle though so I'm making another one with a polo/roll neck. If you're a knitter/crochetter, or if you know someone who is, it's well worth making one/asking them to make one. There's lots of patterns online, they're easy and quick to make.

GreenMouse Thu 17-Dec-15 11:20:09

Why has my bold not worked?

Nanofone Thu 17-Dec-15 11:22:42

Ours used to do this all the time - apparently it's a throwback to times when hunting dogs needed to disguise their own smells. I watched her like a hawk and called her away and gave her a treat every time she looked as if she was going to roll. It took several weeks, but she hasn't rolled in anything for a couple of years now. She still loves to circle it and give it a good sniff!

diddl Thu 17-Dec-15 11:26:20

When do they get another walk?

Could they stay on a lead in the mornings?

potap123 Thu 17-Dec-15 11:30:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MetalMidget Thu 17-Dec-15 11:33:20

It's like...

ihatethecold Thu 17-Dec-15 11:35:11

Picture 1 shitty dog!

Picture 2 Sleeping dog!

ihatethecold Thu 17-Dec-15 11:36:53

I've bought animology fox poo shampoo. I've used it 3 times. Still whiffs.

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