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    Defaultwhat to do with a poo eater?

    Uggh, I hear the stories...but never thought I'd be raising a poo eater...

    Storm is nearly 3 and we've never had an issue with "poo eating", but we've been taking her on a lot of hikes lately on a new trail that is also used by horses. On the last few hikes we noticed she's been trying to eat the horse manure and it seems she's now acquired a taste for it. My husband just picked her up from puppy daycare and they had her separated from the other dogs cause she kept eating poo (YUCK!!).

    Anyone dealt with this? Anthing we can do to discourage this behavior or should we just throw out her food and let her go whole hog (or horse in this case)? ;D

    Thanks for any advice you may have.



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    DefaultRe: what to do with a poo eater?

    Here is a site with a lot of links that deal with Coprophagia.

    http://www.dogplay.com/Behavior/poop.html

    Ack Storm! :-\

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    DefaultRe: what to do with a poo eater?

    I've tried the remedies and the products. What works is picking it up ASAP.
    Kim

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    DefaultRe: what to do with a poo eater?

    Poo eating generally is a behavior issue. My neighbor's lab started doing this when they moved...the vet said it's his way of dealing with the stress and newness of the house. Since they have gotten back into their regular routine and we have still be doing everything we used to do, Drake has pretty much stopped. But Jason is also picking up the poo in the backyard more frequently as well.
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    DefaultRe: what to do with a poo eater?

    Thank all. This helps - though its not her own feces she's interested in - its that of others. She never touches her own - though we generally keep the hard picked up...

    We haven't had any dramatic changes recently - though we think she may not like her puppy daycare anymore (she seems stressed the last couple of times we taken her) and we are looking for a new place. Do you think that would have something to do with it?

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    DefaultRe: what to do with a poo eater?

    Avoid kisses

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    DefaultRe: what to do with a poo eater?

    Quote Originally Posted by samson
    Avoid kisses
    LMBO I totally agree!
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