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My puppy eats her business

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My puppy eats her business

my puppy eats her business, usually whenever she is doing her business, I'm picking it up, but sometimes she is going to backyard and we can't see, next time she is eating it
used ForBid stop stool eating, but did not work!

any advice?!
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Ugh! We've got an old dog who does this too... Apparently he did this as a puppy, then stopped for awhile, and now has taken it up again. We just watch him any time he's out on his own in the backyard.

Hopefully someone has some ideas about it.

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CNeufeld wrote:
Feb 19th, 2019 10:24 am
Ugh! We've got an old dog who does this too... Apparently he did this as a puppy, then stopped for awhile, and now has taken it up again. We just watch him any time he's out on his own in the backyard.

Hopefully someone has some ideas about it.

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I thought this is an usuall habit for female ones to removers their tracks, apparently I’m wrong
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Did you use the Forbid as directed? You seem to indicate you used it once? I belive you need to use it 5 days in a row, twice daily. You may need go repeat this a few weeks later to reinforce the negative association with eating feces. You also may want to consider changing your dogs diet.
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Karala wrote:
Feb 19th, 2019 5:51 pm
Did you use the Forbid as directed? You seem to indicate you used it once? I belive you need to use it 5 days in a row, twice daily. You may need go repeat this a few weeks later to reinforce the negative association with eating feces. You also may want to consider changing your dogs diet.
I used it twice a day, for 10 days as instructed by vet
It was working during the time, but a few days after those 10 days, she is started eating popsicles again!
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Lmao! Sorry OP but this is usually something they grow out of.
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yeah pup will eventually grow out of it its not going to make them sick its just a disgusting habit (poop breath gross)
I've heard things like feeding pup sweet potato or pumpkin will make the poo smell less like something they want to eat

but you can also train it out of them.

- bathroom breaks only on a leash
- if they go to poop and try and eat it, use the command LEAVE IT, and if they listen and leave it - give them a treat to reinforce the good behavior ur looking to train (in this case - leaving poop on the ground and not eating it)
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Can also be due to them still being hungry. Check if you're feeding your puppy enough.
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Mar 8th, 2019 2:10 pm
Can also be due to them still being hungry. Check if you're feeding your puppy enough.
she is eating properly and enough, seems it's disgusting for us and yummy for them
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amiratish wrote:
Mar 8th, 2019 3:29 pm
she is eating properly and enough, seems it's disgusting for us and yummy for them
Then I would draw it up to them still being puppies. Ours grew out of doing that as they aged but also helping enforcing it by telling them to LEAVE IT and giving them treats for doing so.
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Garest wrote:
Mar 8th, 2019 2:06 pm
yeah pup will eventually grow out of it its not going to make them sick its just a disgusting habit (poop breath gross)
I've heard things like feeding pup sweet potato or pumpkin will make the poo smell less like something they want to eat

but you can also train it out of them.

- bathroom breaks only on a leash
- if they go to poop and try and eat it, use the command LEAVE IT, and if they listen and leave it - give them a treat to reinforce the good behavior ur looking to train (in this case - leaving poop on the ground and not eating it)
I tried pumpkin, worked for a few days, but she started eating Poopsicle again. I tried "For-Bid" for 5 days, yesterday was the fifth day, did not see any attraction to poopsicles!
hope she does not go back!
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Our dog did this when he was young, apparently (I wasn’t in the picture back then). But now that he’s 16, it’s come back. Started again about a year ago.

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CNeufeld wrote:
Mar 12th, 2019 5:29 pm
Our dog did this when he was young, apparently (I wasn’t in the picture back then). But now that he’s 16, it’s come back. Started again about a year ago.

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he is 16?!
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amiratish wrote:
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he is 16?!
Yup. Little dogs live longer than big ones.

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CNeufeld wrote:
Mar 12th, 2019 5:29 pm
Our dog did this when he was young, apparently (I wasn’t in the picture back then). But now that he’s 16, it’s come back. Started again about a year ago.

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My sister's 9 year old dog still does it once in a while. He knows he's not supposed to, so what he's does is quickly grab it before it hits the ground and before she can stop him.!
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