Dog eating poop is weird but very common. Not only your dog eats poop, my dog used to eat poop as well. Why? One of the major problem is because they have access to it. There are things you can do to stop that. Please Like our page only if it works!
interesting fact: Small dogs have higher chance of eating poop than larger dogs.
most effective solution: Prevent access to poop is the best solution. Control the environment. Keep the yard clean, put the litter box away from their hook, clean it up right after they finished.
dispose of the evidence
Punishing your dog or rubbing his/her nose on poop due to a housebreaking accident is not recommended. Usually dogs will come out with a solution of “hiding the evidence”.
solution: Give them more time to learn. Housebreak your dog in the right way. Teach your dog how to use pee pads or crate training your dog.
Learn the Misunderstanding
Do NOT clean up your dog’s feces while he/she is looking. They may misunderstand your intention of teaching them to “pick it up after business”.
Sometimes, your dog might see other dogs eating poop and learn the behavior from them, but this is usually not the case.
solution: Lure your dog somewhere else by giving them a trick, then pick the feces up.
Bored / lack of attention
“Negative attention is still attention”, and owners usually reinforce them by scolding their dogs for the wrong behavior.
solution: Give your dog more attention. Play with them more often. Teach them more tricks will allow them listen to you more.
Other effective Solutions
If you can’t keep eyes on your dog, you can try the old method. Mix pineapple in their meal (cane from supermarket is fine). It is because digested pineapple doesn’t smell “tasty” for dogs. This method works pretty well for my dog. However, don’t do this too often, as pineapple is not recommended for daily meal
Don’t blame on your dog. Eating poop might due to health issues. Maybe they do not have enough nutrients, or they have parasites, or they have problems with their pancreas.
solution: Take your dog to the vet. Record the feces color and softness and let the vet know.