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I let Izzo out to pee and I went to let him back in and saw him chowing down on Cassie's POOP!!!! OMG! Cassie has eaten her own poop since she's been a puppy and then stops for a while then starts again. I guess Izzo is leaning by example except for the fact that he's not eating his own poop. he's eating HERS> GROSS GROSS GROSS!!!! I scrubbed his mouth out and bathed his face. Great, now I have two poop eating dogs. Never want kisses from my dogs again. Make them STOP!! Please tell me he won't do this forever. A few weeks ago I was stressing and dealing with him chewing on the hair on his front leg. I reprimanded him a few times when I caught him doing it and he has never again chewed on his fur. Now, if I can only make him stop poop eating.....


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I heard along time ago that if you feed a dog tomatoes, it will stop them from eating their stools. I assume the tomatoes, when digested, make the stools taste bad. I've never tried it. If you can get a Havanese to eat tomatoes you have it made.
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Deter is what worked with Lucy. She was eating her own plus our chihuahua Paco's poop. I watched her one day literally stand and wait for him to finish pooping so she could pounce on the fresh poop. I almost puked!!!

Since we've been dealing with housebreaking issues anyway, I started taking her out on a leash every time and when I see her show too much interest in something on the ground, and if I see that it's poop, I pull back on the leash with a gentle but firm correction and say, "leave it", which is a command she knows. So far...no more poop eating. Give the leash a try?
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Yuck! Santos is a very picky eater...he won't eat dog poop, but he loves digging for cat crunchies in the litter box. Makes me want to vomit!

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Deter is what worked with Lucy. She was eating her own plus our chihuahua Paco's poop. I watched her one day literally stand and wait for him to finish pooping so she could pounce on the fresh poop. I almost puked!!!

Since we've been dealing with housebreaking issues anyway, I started taking her out on a leash every time and when I see her show too much interest in something on the ground, and if I see that it's poop, I pull back on the leash with a gentle but firm correction and say, "leave it", which is a command she knows. So far...no more poop eating. Give the leash a try?
I was thinking this exact same thing last night! Izzo knows the command drop it so I am gonna give it a try. Typically I let the dogs out and they do their business and explore the yard for a few minutes- no more of that!


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Yuck! Santos is a very picky eater...he won't eat dog poop, but he loves digging for cat crunchies in the litter box. Makes me want to vomit!
Kim! YUCK! My sis in law is dealing with the exact same thing with her female Schnauzer puppy and the litter box. I always thought poop eating was a girl dog thing. Guess Izzo blew that theory out of the water last night :/ Not like he's not getting enough nutrients. I feed him premium dog food!


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Yep Bacca thinks cat crunchies are the best "cookies". I have solved the problem by putting a low gate in the doorway of the room where the litter box is. It works great. Bacca doesn't go over and the cats have no problem with jumping it.

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We've got rabbits in the yard and their poop is like fine dining. Panda and my retrievers will spend hours searching the whole yard.... I've tried sprinking hot sauce on the poop when I see it - while it keeps them from that particular pile - its not effective overall. We also used Deter when our retrievers were crunching down on each others poo. It did work - although it took a couple of days to work through their system.

Panda too has learned from the older, bigger dogs - I've begun to police the yard 2-3 times a day and try to keep everything picked up - out of sight out of mind.....

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