Will dogs ever stop eating?

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The vast majority of dogs, however, will stop eating once they've had enough.

They might eat to the point of nausea, or until they throw up, but rarely, if ever, until they die.

If you're a good owner, a good rule to keep in mind is to feed your dog the amount recommended by the vet, twice a day, at set feeding times.

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Eating feces is normal with many different animal species.

In dogs, it is not part of the digestive process, but it is a normal cleaning behavior in mother dogs with pups.

Some dogs eat stool even without puppies in a misguided attempt to clean either the yard or their kennel.

This can easily turn into a habit.

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The vast majority of dogs, however, will stop eating once they've had enough.

They might eat to the point of nausea, or until they throw up, but rarely, if ever, until they die.

If you're a good owner, a good rule to keep in mind is to feed your dog the amount recommended by the vet, twice a day, at set feeding times.

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Never use your body to stop a fight! When dogs are fighting, instinct and drive have taken over.

You can be easily bitten if you try to pull two dogs apart or separate them with your body.

Never kick at a dog because their common reaction may be to turn and bite your foot.

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The longer a dog goes before neutering, the more difficult it will be to train them not to mark in the house.

Spaying or neutering your dog should reduce urine-marking and may stop it altogether.

But if they have been marking for a long time, a pattern may already be established.

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Puppies learn from their mother and from each other.

They establish pack hierarchy by play fighting.

They will attempt to assert dominance over each other until the natural order of the pack is arranged.

If the fighting is regular or becomes too rough, you should step in and train the pups not to fight.

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Ignore your dog's barking for as long as it takes him to stop.

Once he stops barking, turn around, praise him, and give him a treat.

As he catches on that being quiet gets him a treat, lengthen the amount of time he must remain quiet before being rewarded.

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Continue play until he bites especially hard.

When he does, immediately give a high-pitched yelp, as if you're hurt, and let your hand go limp.

This should startle your puppy and cause him to stop mouthing you, at least momentarily.

Time-outs are often very effective for curbing mouthing in puppies.

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