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|04-15-2015, 09:25 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Leon, Iowa USA
i cant find in the search anythng about this
How do you stop your baby from eating her poop??? She just started this in the past few days. Why do they do it??Spice gets her teeth brushed 3 times a day and her face washed! LOL
|04-15-2015, 10:04 PM||#2|
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Eating feces is called coprophagia and is pretty normal for puppies and young dogs or even some bored dogs. Watch Spice like a hawk and remove it as soon a produced when you're home so there is never a chance to eat it. And give lots of negative feedback whenever you catch her eating it, grimacing, making "ughhhhh - yuck! - Noooooo" noises as through the bathing and clean-up, toothbrushing and thoroughly showing your disgust, refusing kisses for the rest of the day - saying things like "mommy no kiss yucky poo-face" and other negative things like moving away from her for a while when she tries to approach - just to start to give her a negative reaction after you've found her with a poopy-face.
Puppies or dogs going through a coprophagia phase usually eventually grow out of it but your disgust and always saying "No - Leave it! Yyyyuuuckkkk!" anytime she sniffs near any feces when out walking or anywhere helps to show her you are not down with her new snackies.
You just want to get the message across that all interest in poo is not acceptable to you and eventually the dog begins to see that her interest in it leads to your being very disgusted with her behavior and a lot of washing up and yucking - icking and you making faces and not letting her anywhere near you anytime she takes a taste. A smart dog will learn to associate the negative results she gets from her passion for poo and begin to lose interest in anything that so sends you 'round the bend. Your continuing message of negativity - never punishing her - but just giving lots of negative feedback, usually helps them change their ways.
You can teach her not to go near poo with some training. It's yucky but I've done it and it worked, along with all the yucks and avoidance, to teach my dog to leave it be. Put some on a piece of paper in a corner of the room and put some perfume or loud-smelling body oil under your nose. Anytime she walks near the poo or sniff the air in its direction, stand up and say "Leave it!" and point away from it, and when she turns away from it, mark that behavior you want - the turning away and leaving it - by immediately saying "Yesss, good 'leave it' " & giving her a treat, along with a big, happy smile. Sit back down, resume your activities but watch her covertly until she goes near it when she thinks you're not looking and say "Leave it!" and react as outlined above to show her that by turning away and walking away, further away each time, she'll get a nice treat and your happy praise. Repeat 1 or 2 more times that session if you can take it and then take the poo up.
By three of four of these not-that-much-fun training sessions of showing her that she's able to control her impulse to go near the poo and that makes you happy, you are beginning to get your message across that going near poo is not acceptable behavior and together with your unhappy, repulsive reactions when she does or has it on her face or you walk in the room while she's chomping away, if she's like most dogs, she'll begin to lose her interest in it.
No doubt some of the others will have suggestions of food additives that have worked for some of them, too. But most dogs lose interest in eating poop after a while. I think they sense how disgusted we are and begin to connect the two if we don't do anything but react normally for quite some time after finding a poopy-faced dog! Good luck!
Jeanie and Tibbe
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|04-15-2015, 11:03 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Leon, Iowa USA
Thank you so much!!! great advice. I had heard a little crushed pineapple in her food will stop it to in the fact they like to eat it but dont like it the second time around. LOL
I will try these suggestions starting now . I am a disabled retired lady so I dont work and I usually always catch her and wait til she is done and get it picked up but she is so fast and I am so slow that sometimes she will have a piece in her mouth before I can get it. I am duo training her inside on pad and outside. She will tinkle outside but so far wont poo. She is 8 mo old now and I believe before she is a year I will have her doing it all outside. I hope LOL
|04-16-2015, 05:01 AM||#4|
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|04-17-2015, 05:40 AM||#5|
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When Wylie was a puppy he did this. We bought Solid Gold's SEP (Stop Eating Poop) and it worked immediately -- great stuff! Doesn't work for all, apparently, but worked like a miracle for us.
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|04-18-2015, 01:14 AM||#6|
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I had same problem with my 2 yorkies. My vet said it could be in number of reasons, but many dogs do it. Petsmart has an "enzyme" chewable tablet that prevents them from eating their stools..forget name, just ask for enzyme to prevent dogs from eating stools. I wouldn't brush your dogs teeth so often & if he/she poops in same area, my vet told me to keep it picked up as often as i can. Often times it's a natural thing to do
|04-18-2015, 05:25 AM||#7|
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|04-19-2015, 07:07 PM||#8|
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Doubt if she will eat it...pretty persnickety..
Then in the meantime dealing with that poopy breath! Yuk oooohhh
I got tropic clean products and she hates the taste of that so I let her chew on a celery stick I slit the end and squished some peanut butter in to entice her....
Moniter ...she does spit out the strings , Zoey used to like them , they can choke on them they say....it does help the poopy breathe😝
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|04-19-2015, 07:09 PM||#9|
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I don't know how this didn't come up in a search of YT. It's got the work poop in the title and it's also 6 pages long! Poor Max will never live his poop eating down.
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