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    DefaultDo poo eaters ever kick the habit?

    Angus is still a poo eater. He's going to be three in August.

    He doesn't do it as bad when we are with him on a walk. He knows he'll get called out for it.

    But the other day I was with them in the backyard. Simon pooed, and Angus went over and started sniffing. I yelled, "ANGUS! LEAVE IT!" He did, and came trotting back to the porch.

    I turned my back and started doing something else, looked up again five minutes later and there he was, munching out. :-X

    And the sad part is, I just sort of went, "[Sigh] Whatever."

    He is wearing me down, I'm afraid. :-\


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    DefaultRe: Do poo eaters ever kick the habit?

    *raises paw* Hi, my name is Henery, and I eat poo.

    Henry too. And he's four. He doesn't on walks, he has only ever eaten his own once and prefers to snack on others'. If he's off-leash, his poo of choice is goose poo. Which, I would rather him eat, than dead squirrels. :-X


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    DefaultRe: Do poo eaters ever kick the habit?

    Lucy is 4 1/2 and she eats scat. turkey, coyote, you name it. She rarely indulges in dog poop anymore.

    Cricket is a chronic poop eater. We have to pick up right after Lucy or Cricket will eat it. Sometimes she waits eagerly while Lucy is squatting..It is so frustrating and it drives me crazy. I don't know if she will ever stop. She DELIGHTS in eating Lucy's poop.

    SIGH...is right....and I do the same thing, Connie..I lose the energy to do battle and just sometimes say..."whatever"


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    I've been struggling with this too. I've finally started following Dexter around so I can pick it up before I forget where it is. Believe me, he never forgets. Never! : He's sort of like an addict. I've been very diligent in picking the poop up, but yesterday I found him licking some leaves that had apparently been underneath a pile and still had a nice coating on them. :-X Dunno if he'll ever be cured.

    I've become resigned to the fact that he might always do this. As a coping mechanism, I've given him his own theme song. Whenever he comes in with that certain "breath," I sing to him 'Poop Eater' to the tune of James Bond's "Goldfinger." It distracts from the repugnance of it all. And of course, no kisses for a looooooong time.

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    Tally is our 1st poop eater and believe me, sometimes it doesn't even hit the ground as Copper is pooping (this is her 1st choice). I have tried everything anyone has said with no results. I too am out in the a.m. doing the poopy run with the bucket before Tally gets to it. I can also relate to licking the grass and leaves where a deposit was made for any little remnants that might remain after pick up.

    She doesn't destroy things, she doesn't counter surf, she listens most of the time, brings me all her toys for inspection, follows me around with love in her eyes. So... we don't get the kisses the other dogs get, but jeez how do you complain about her really only fault: EATING POOP AS THOUGH IT WERE CHOCOLATE!!! Beside, I like chocolate (the real stuff) too!

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    Molly *knock wood* has gotten a lot better. Whenever we know it's potty time we supervise and if she goes to eat Abby's poo she gets a firm "ahhhhhaha" correction and a "leave it!!" upon successfully doing that (haha) she gets a good treat and then *knock wood* when they go back out to play she leaves it alone since she's into the fresh stuff :-X
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    DefaultRe: Do poo eaters ever kick the habit?

    cinney is almost 5 and still eats poo but if i play with her long enough and wear her out, she almost forgets where abbey pooed and won't think to look for it before i bring her inside.

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    DefaultRe: Do poo eaters ever kick the habit?

    Sorry to say it but my Maisy is 6 and she has always eaten other dogs poo...not her own or my other dogs but strange dogs poop. : I WISH she ate only her own. That would make my dog-owning life so much easier.

    Murph will sometimes eat his own. He is selective about which of his own poops he will eat which I find odd. He dabbles in other dogs (strange dogs) turds occasionally, too.

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    Woodstock (my little shizu/cocker mix) has eaten poo his entire life. He seems to like Dutch's the best! : If I catch him, he will stop, otherwise, he comes to the back door licking his chops! :-X He'll be 12 in June.

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    DefaultRe: Do poo eaters ever kick the habit?

    Actually .. YES! .. they do

    After the smooth winter, she start's eating poop (dog poop only!) :-X

    And after a few time's a empty cola bottle (small version 500cc) throwing near her, when she's eating the poop, the bell rings if she want's to start eating ...

    Actually after the bottle .. (i dont need to use it any more) she only snifs ... and after hearing her name, she goes further with what she was doing 8)

    Oh .. and leaving the poop the poop! ;D

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