Guest Rhea Posted August 19, 2013 Share Posted August 19, 2013 (edited) Is it possible to train dogs to eat bugs on command?? I am deathly insect and arachnoid-phobic, and there is a gigantic beetle in the room with us (probably snuck in when I was opening the sliding door for Dane), and it is kinda crawling under the edges of Dane's dog bed. Meanwhile, he is laying at my feet, totally uninterested in doing anything. Is there a way to get him interested in this thing so he'll go after it? My cousin has trained one of her cats to take care of bugs for her. (As well as cat vomit. She makes a specific kissy noise, and Little Mackerel comes running because he knows there is something tasty for him to eat.) I wouldn't make him eat spiders, though, or scorpions. Obviously. But like earwigs and this gross scary guy, and crickets? Those would be good things for him to eat. And flies. Any way to encourage this behavior?? Also, please send help, I don't think I'll ever get off the couch again. EDIT: I have trapped it underneath a large glass at this point. Dane sniffed at it and then was totally uninterested. *Sobbing* How could you let me down bb? Is it because it might be a roach instead?? Is a roach not as tasty as a beetle? Edited August 19, 2013 by Rhea Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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