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Actually you would be surprised by the amount of people and dogs that suffer from this problem!  Well, not people who eat poop; that would just be gross!
Actually there are several reasons, so let’s understand a little more about our dogs before moving on to a solution to this disgusting habit.
So often puppy owners come to me because their puppy’s eat their own poop or the poop of another dog in the house and these are just some of the reasons why.
Or you may have added a puppy to the home.  Puppy food (even used and digested) still smells good and has lots of unused protein in it that attracts other dogs. Your dog may have been put on a diet and he is hungry so he is resorting to eating his own feces in an attempt to feel more full. Cats don’t metabolize a large portion of their food and so it passes through their system and into the cat box smelling a lot like food to your dog (I know EWWWWWW!!!) but it is true. I put my cat boxes in small TV stands or corner entertainment systems and then I put them in the corner but I don’t put the back on the furniture so the cat can come and go around the back but no one can see the cat box and the dog can’t get into it.  All I have to do is open the doors to scoop the box! And, if you have a farm and don’t like your dog sneaking off to roll in and eat poop, keep your dog on a leash until you can teach him an appropriate leave it. First and foremost you MUST go outside with your dog or your puppy.  No excuses, if you don’t and they eat poop again (even if they haven’t the last 20 times) you are back to square one. If your dog turns around to eat it, go back to teaching that leave it command   so that you can keep him from eating it until you get to it. This is THE BEST solution!!!  After your puppy or dog has gone a few months without eating their poop, the habit begins to be broken and after a while you can go back to life as normal without poop eating. If your dog is on a diet, you may add fresh or frozen green beans to your dog’s food to keep him feeling full and stop his desire to fill his belly with anything; including poop. Back in the “old days” meat tenderizer with MSG was recommended to sprinkle on food to keep dogs from eating poop.  However it is almost impossible to find MSG these days and that is actually a good thing, since MSG isn’t good for us and certainly wouldn’t be good for them. Vet hospitals sell a product by prescription (it used to be prescription only) called “Forbid” which I believe comes with a money back guarantee.  However, like everything else it must be sprinkled on your dog’s food ALL of your dog’s food or any dog who’s poop he is eating. I have also heard that canned pineapple also works to keep dogs from eating their own or another dog’s feces (remember the other dog must be treated too). However, before you add anything to your puppy or your dog’s food, I suggest you speak with and ask your vet. I had a dog with bladder stones and he was on a very specific diet that regulated the PH or his urine, so adding pumpkin or pineapple to his food would have meant a certain change in his urinary PH and would have caused him to need another several thousand dollar bladder stone removal. There is nothing dangerous about picking up after your dog ASAP and it keeps everything cleaner and you have to worry less about stepping in a pile or surprise! A friend of mine just bought a female beautiful mountain dog pup and it was a little over 3 months old. Some dogs can get treats from people and learn to like them and be social and some dogs just are too panicked about people. If pushed some of these dogs will resort to aggression, so if I can’t trust them I teach them confidence through not being petted or pushed past that point of being uncomfortable.


I would teach it the same when they sniff leave it, until they finally stop; then you can reward with a better reward… they will catch on just as fast as a sighted dog I bet! I am excited that two of my kids started taking dog in 4-H and after only 1 time at training the dogs are responding well to some simple commands.
There are many wonderful uses for good old white vinegar, and spraying full strength white vinegar on the dog poop works wonders! What a great help, I have 2 dogs in my daycare group, that have had this problem, this helped us tremendously. I have a friend who has a male dachshund who was just neutered and has not started eating his poop when he does it in his crate. My adult female Lab sometimes eats her own poop and more often other dogs poop (but not all poop). Disgusting as it is to us, coprophagy seems to do most healthy, vaccinated dogs little harm apart from occasional digestive upset and sometimes a parasite or two. If the poop eating habit isn’t well established, it may die away on its own, provided your dog has no further opportunities to practice it.
I first noticed something was amiss when Mischief, my youngest dog, didn’t come in after her last potty break of the night. The technical term for poop-eating behavior is coprophagia, and disgusting as it is to us, it is a normal behavior for dogs. All that said, coprophagia is not a behavior most of us will tolerate in their companion dogs.
The more your dog practices any behavior, be it eating fecal matter or sitting politely to greet guests, the better the dog gets at that behavior.
Since there were still likely to be some poop hidden under the fresh snow, I also needed a way to prevent Mischief from gobbling up anything new she found. Since my goal is for her to be responsible without my help, I jackpot her with several pieces of this food and lots of praise any time she chooses to pass a pile of poop without my prompting. If you need little extra help solving a tough poop-eating problem with your dog, don’t be afraid to call in an expert. My dog was a poop eater for a while until I tried this trick, the vinegar smells so bad to them they stay away from the poop. One of these dogs also roll around in manure and poop if they find it, and at least for the rolling in the poop, the vinegar worked like a champ-thanks again. With Domesticated dogs, it is not a normal or necessary part of their digestive process, but it is a normal behavior in mother dogs with pups when cleaning. Dogs who suffer from malabsorption syndromes, such as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, will sometimes eat their own stool.
The more excited and agitated you get around the poop, and over the poop eating, the more confused your dog will get about the practice. This means that if your dog eats poop and you want them to stop, preventing them from “practicing” that poop-eating behavior is of vital importance.


While there are several food additives on the market that claim to make the dog’s poop unappetizing, these options were not available to me due to Layla’s severe allergies.
We didn’t bother to practice stationary leave-its (where the dog is sitting or lying down before the distraction appears), since these didn’t have anything to do with the real-life situation she’d be placed in. He specializes on human poop, recognizable because there’s generally a tissue nearby, which animals rarely use.
Some dogs will continue or emulate this cleaning behaviour in a misguided attempt to clean either the yard or their crate. But there are unfortunately a number of kibble formulations that serve to give your dogs calories and the feeling of being full, with little else. Wild canids would eat human refuse outside of settlements, and over time these animals came to resemble our domestic dogs more and more.
If your dog has allergies, as one of mine does, the undigested remnants of allergens in the poop of animals fed certain diets can trigger an allergic reaction. If you go this route, it’s important to treat every dog in the household, or the offending dog will learn to just keep trying in order to find an unadulterated pile to munch on. Also my dog is jumping up on the back door of the patio and on me and making my arms bruised.
When you have a dog boarding the last thing we want to facilitate is them eating their own poop, even if they did do so before.
If your dog is eating their own stool while being served volumes of a commercial dog food, verify the quality.
The first time you catch them doing a furtive little sniff and even lick, we yell excitedly and collect the poop and put it away.
Next thing you know you spot your dog excitedly eating away, you go to look and realize it’s their poop.
We know that puppy store dogs tend to eat their own stool much more frequently than others. Dogs like poop, and their digestive systems are designed in such a way that they can often gain nutrition from the waste products of other animals.
Dogs forced to eliminate in their own area (ie cage) will eat their stools rather than live amongst it. In our experience of seeing guests at the dog hotel who arrive with them, it works for some, not others.



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