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Old July 24th 03, 07:19 PM
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Default Help with poop eating puppy

"Rusty Myers" wrote in message
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I've seen comments here about switching foods that has helped. Also other
people have mentioned that they outgrow this bad habit. I'm looking for
some suggestions. Right now I just yell "no" and she lays down in a
submissive mode, but doesn't drop it. I end up taking it away, oh joy.
Obviously she is reacting to the no, but it hasn't made the avoidance

Does your dog know the Leave It command? If not, you should practice
instilling the command and use it *before* she gets it in her mouth. Then
you can swoop in and remove it. Of course, this only works if you're right
there with her every time she poops.

Also try Diane Blackman's collection of links on coprophagia (poop-eating):

We went through something similar with our dog, but he stopped cold turkey
when we changed his food from Purina One to Nutro lamb & rice. It may have
been pure coincidence, though. It may have just been a phase; he's no longer
on Nutro and still doesn't partake.


Old July 24th 03, 08:41 PM
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Cate wrote:
Does your dog know the Leave It command?

Hereabouts, it's "NO SNACKING!" It works in the short term, but doesn't
seem to have any residual value. So to speak.
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Ranger, Duke,
felines, finches, and fish


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