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With a plethora of bunnies hopping around, there’s an ample supply of rabbit poop hidden in the blades of grass. And many dogs are thrilled to find it – scarfing it down before their owners can redirect them.
Coprophagia, aka Eating Excrement, is normally not a particularly healthy thing for dogs to do. But eating the excrement from other carnivorous animals carries a risk of acquiring parasites, bacteria, or disease.
This is particularly true of dogs that have a diet of dry processed foods and are therefore enzyme-deficient.Fleas and ticks hover around many creatures, though, including rabbits. If your dog develops gastrointestinal symptoms, such as vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, it’s best to contact your vet. The consequences of eating contaminated feces will also depend on the immune system and general health of our dog. Young puppies, for example, have developing immune systems, and may be more susceptible to bad stool; especially if they have not been fully vaccinated. If we keep things clean, there will be less chance for him to engage in opportunistic poop eating.During retraining, it is also important to supervise our dog closely, so that he does not practice any bad behavior on his own. Help our dog reduce stress.Identify situations that cause extreme stress in our dog, and try to reduce the number of stressful encounters. In the meantime, practice managed desensitization exercises, to help reduce his stress response.To desensitize my dog-I make sure that I am in control of the training environment.


I move a few steps back, help my dog to calm down, and then do some simple focus exercises so that I can end on a positive note.While conducting desensitization exercises, it is important to keep sessions short, fun, and rewarding for our dog. If necessary, we can also cover the treat with our hand.As soon as our dog leaves the treat alone, mark and treat him from our other hand.
Now, we can use it when our dog gets tempted by animal leavings during walks.Note that independent minded dogs may choose to eat the feces anyway, if they decide that our reward is of lesser value.
If this happens, I try upgrading my rewards, and make sure that my dog does not get within striking distance of the bad stuff. In addition, I quickly march my dog home and end the walk, if he manages to sneak in some poop eating. Take Our PollAdding meat tenderizer containing papain, in small quantities to our dog’s food, will sometimes prevent poop eating. However, stool deterrents only work when our dog is eating his own feces, or those from other dogs in the house.
My dogs explain why they get anxious when I leave them alone at unexpected times, and why the vengeance poop is not a pay-back at all, but rather a symptom of anxiety. Stop Food Aggression, Stop Resource GuardingFood aggression and resource guarding occur when a dog associates people coming near his food and resources as a negative event. The best techniques for food aggression focuses on helping our dogs re-associate people with something good and positive.
In this way, my dog learns that if he eats poop, we walk home right away and his fun walk ends.I talk more about this in the article above.


In addition, eating poop and having poop everywhere can also be a result of stress and anxiety, for example from being alone.
How to stop the dogs – several times a day they go outside in our own fenced backyard to do their business. She is very active dog, we are spending a lot of time together and when we are in a separate room she starts to eat her poop.
The more I understand the source of my dog’s behavior, the better I can help him cope with the underlying issues. In this way, his poop schedule is also more regular and I can clean up after him right after he poops.During the potty training period, I also make sure to supervise my puppy all the time. Here is more on how I potty trained my dog.Supervision is necessary because in order to change behavior, I need to catch the behavior, no-mark, and show my dog what to do instead.
I want to maximize success and also minimize failures because the more successes we have, the more opportunities I get to reward my dog for doing the right thing.
On the other hand, the more my dog practices an undesirable behavior, the more it will become a habit.



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