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I eat poop!

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Joxgirl
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I eat poop!

Post by Joxgirl » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:39 pm

:o yep. Mom caught me. No she won't take a picture of that. Mom had a suspicion when she found "What I didn't eat", the other day. So last night, when she turned her back to finish up dish washing, I was quick to dispense a "snack" in my ex-pen right under her nose. Nope. Didn't bark that, "I need to go" signal as I have done before. Mom quickly took me outside to my "break spot", but I was already finished. Mom put me in my crate and cleaned up the mess, without saying a word. Then she cleaned the area with vinegar. She topped that of with Natures Miracle to remove my scent.
I don't want to be known as the "poop eater" in the forum. Help my mom help me... please. :eew:
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Re: I eat poop!

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:04 pm

Non flavored meat tenderizer sprinkled on the dogs food will stop this

Joxgirl
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Re: I eat poop!

Post by Joxgirl » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:59 pm

Steve Gossmeyer wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:04 pm
Non flavored meat tenderizer sprinkled on the dogs food will stop this
Thanks, Steve.
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zxs107020
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Re: I eat poop!

Post by zxs107020 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:32 pm

I think this is something they grow out of also, so Ive read. My puppy used to do this when I first got her, but now that its been a few months (it still happens occasionally) she does it far less frequently.
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Re: I eat poop!

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:38 pm

bassets are notorious for eating poop. mine does it all of the time.
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Re: I eat poop!

Post by Steve Gossmeyer » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:06 pm

Usually it's because something is missing in their diet! But that's not always true some dogs just eat shit! lol as far as her growing out of it that's not true dogs don't just grow out of behaviors...the only way they stop doing something is if something better comes along or they get a negative experience

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Re: I eat poop!

Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:24 pm

poop also has food particles left in it, so dogs.... food...yum....
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Re: I eat poop!

Post by Tennessee3 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:51 pm

If it makes you feel better it's a natural response often reinforced by the mother if the breeder doesn't catch it.

Wolves eat the poop so as to not attract predators and avoid hanging a big neon sign, den located here!!

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