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    I would continue trying to redirect her when she does this and eventually she will stop. Brutus is a toy nut and if we don't take his toys away around 7pm every night, he will play constantly and not relax. Now the reason why I mention this is because Brutus will not have any issues until his toys are away, and for about 20-30mins directly after, he will obsessively lick his feet. I have to redirect him away from this until he stops. He is stressed that I put his toys away for the night. Bulldogs are a strange brew!!
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    I agree that Peggy Sue may be stressed/anxious about something. Dogs sniff naturally of course but how you describe it sounds rather excessive. Do make sure she's getting plenty of exercise like regular walks, and play time.




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    Also, I think you said you live in a rural area? could mice be trying to come in for the winter and maybe she is smelling that? We do not live in a rural area and they will try to find a warm spot for the winter.
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    I definitely will continue to redirect her yes. She can't go on to many walks she has a loose kneecap which keeps popping in and out also allergic to grass so quite hard we have to stick to pavements and around 5/10 mins at a timeout with children in the house gets plenty of play time. Not sure on the mice I haven't seen any signs around but I guess she could smell them if there was.but that wouldn't explain why she would sniff everything in all rooms of the house? It really is excessive and wish I was exaggerating but I really am not

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    A couple of my dogs started sniffing all around the house. I saw no signs of anything. I kept asking them "what do you smell?"(like they were going to answer...) Then one day I noticed a dropping on the counter. I had a mouse! In all my life, I've never had a mouse in the house. In the barn,but not the house. I set some poison out on the counter-and I cured that problem. Then they started sniffing on the front porch, and under it,along the drive to the gate. Couldn't figure that out. I found out that a stray cat has been coming around, and has moved into my barn! I have barn cats, but the dogs knew something strange was around.
    If the problem IS a mouse, they usually run along the walls, under stoves,possibly along radiator pipes.
    Another theory could be a type of petit mal seizure. Or she has just become OCD. which many bullies seem to have. Hope she gets past it. It must be upsetting. I had a GSD who would do some odd things, as a pup. Just really weird things I had never seen before in a pup.
    Eventually she began doing stranger and stranger things and then started having seizures.. I am hoping that this is NOT the case with your pup.
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    All I can do is keep my eyes open for signs of mice but nothing noticed as yet. It is upsetting sometimes I think your nose must really hurt by now all the sniffing she does just wish I knew why. I personally without the vet visit really think she's OCD if this was the case is just redirecting her the way to go or should I be doing something else

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    Redirection is the best way to cure her

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin View Post
    Redirection is the best way to cure her
    I agree. If she can be redirected,I would do it.
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    great thank you then i shall carry on as i am

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    Yep I was thinking mouse or lizard too!

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    o god dont tell me i may have lizards haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracematt View Post
    Hi all hope someone can help over the last 3 weeks peggy sue has developed an obsession with sniffing everything, it started of that she would spend hours sniffing the bottom of one radiator, its now gone to every radiator in the house every cupboard, eveyones shoes every body basically everything she comes into contact with shes sniffing constantly and i dont no why she has started this, i understand dogs sniff ect but this is excessive, we tell her to stop when shes doing it she will stop but just moves to a new object to sniff can any one shed some light on this please as driving me crazy
    Better her sniffing than chewing.

    Orion is 5 years old and she sniffs EVERY THING. I have to be thoroughly sniffed when I come home. So does my purse. So do my shoes. It's a big world out there. Dogs explore with their noses. Check out this article.

    Understanding a Dog's Sense of Smell - For Dummies

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