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I'm hoping someone here might help me (someone who is better with the search function than I am) Some time ago, there was a post on here about how to get a dog to poop before a test. In that thread, someone mentioned inserting a blade of grass into the dog's butt. I actually tried it at one point after reading that thread and it worked great for me.

So today I was relaying this story to some non hunt test running people and they were incredibly skeptical. I'm hoping to find that original thread so that these people don't think I'm some kind of sick dog molester.

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A wooden match works well.

Never tried a blade of grass.
 
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I know I've mentioned it before... because i did the blade of grass. Matches are supposed to work best.

It just causes the reflex that makes them poop. Apparently the stuff on the end of a match creates more of a "sensation" to get it going.

My dogs will potty on command, too. But if we're running at what's normally "potty" time, they're often more focused on getting into the holding blind than taking time to potty.

So I have used it several times to get the stuff out before we run.

I just searched for a few minutes. Couldn't find the original thread.

-K
 

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Guilty as charged!! I am the blade of grass person :oops: You just use the thick end of a blade of grass, gently insert and viola!! you've got poop!

Another handy dandy item that you can use is a cotton Q-tip - they also work like a charm!! :D

Poopologist regards,

Andy
 

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This post is a bunch of crap! :lol:
 

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The crap is getting deep!

Dogs crapping everywhere! :lol:
Watch your step.
 

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Howard N said:
A wooden match works well.

Never tried a blade of grass.

A paper (matchbook) match will work within a couple minutes and will probably be more comfortable for the dog. :wink:

Not speaking from experience regards,

JS
 

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In the original post, "dnurk" said that he tried the "blade of grass" method to get his dog to poop and it worked great for him, he didn't say how it worked for the dog.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

:lol: :lol:
 

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Sure hope that /paul doesn't decide to post pictures of the actual technique.

Just take 'em for a walk regards

Bubba
 

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Got a dog that has so much drive she craps on the go, doesn't even stop...dont know if thats normal or not... :roll:
 

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Yea.....this is kind of a sh*tty conversation , but its a good one. I'm gonna have to remember these little tricks. I can usually get Pyper to go on command..(so I think), but Riley likes to wait for an audience. If you all ever see me at a hunt test hand selecting FAT grass, you'll know why.

have a great day.
 

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The match enema works. I love judging Started and so often a young dog that hasn't been properly 'aired' will just have to 'go'. Also the novice Started handler is so up tight I try to break the tension so I explain this procedure.

'First, lick the 'fat' end of a kitchen match and insert it about an inch or so in the dog's rectum'. Your dog should relieve itself within 5 minutes.'

'Second - IF the match should fall out, DO NOT RELICK IT, but do reinsert'.

I also carry a roll of paper towels so the handler can clean up the leavings. This usually leaves a lasting impression on the handler

This also puts the handler a little more at ease and keeps a cleaner
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Codyboy said:
In the original post, "dnurk" said that he tried the "blade of grass" method to get his dog to poop and it worked great for him, he didn't say how it worked for the dog.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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That's funny right there!!
 
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