Sometimes they are not eating food that has enough vitamins or ones that the dog needs. So they eat the poop to help them feel better. I am babysitting a dog and he does that. I sometimes think he does this just to be spiteful or wants to hid the evidence for pooping in the house. My dog does not do this.
If you find a solution please let us all know. Thx
Both answers are partially right. Once a dog begins to do this, and it isn't stopped by the owner right away, it turns in to a serious behavioral problem. Like a bad habit. The dog may also be lacking certain nutrients. Always use a high protein quality dog food. Bring your dog out on a leash, when he/she poops, then goes to smell it,pull the dog back, pick the poop up right away and say "no!" Use a baggie on your hand of course! Is this dog a female? Did she ever have a litter of pups? Are you in an area that has a lot of other dogs around? There are many reasons for this behavior. I currently own 5 female Jack Russell Terriers. I raised and bred dogs for over 25 years. Since my injury, I can not breed my bitches anymore. I had them spayed. There are other techniques you can try but I need more info. Please feel free to add me as a friend and perhaps I could help you better with this issue. Good luck to you!
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