Why does my dog eat it’s own feces

It’s very disturbing and quite disgusting when you find that your puppy has been eating it’s own poo. Especially when you’re in the middle of toilet training it, meaning you haven’t got a clue whether he’s been in the right place or not if he’s eaten the evidence!

Some of the reasons come down to typical failure in you the owner in your behavior towards the dog. Have you ever yelled at your dog for crapping in the wrong place? Do you still do it? If so then PACK IT IN! You’re scaring the poor mite and he’s ashamed of his habits, he doesn’t want to get in trouble and generally confused.

Other reasons could include boredom… you are playing with and training your dog, aren’t you? The simple tasks such as sit, stand, lay down, shake hands and all that are easy to do and your dog will enjoy getting his rewards.

There could be other, physical reasons for this behaviour such as digestive problems (he’s not getting the nutrition he needs on the first pass though), perhaps he’s got worms or other parasites, and maybe these conditions are causing him to feel hungry when he isn’t.

How can you prevent this? Well, if you suspect the reason to be medical then you should get your dog checked out by a professional. Maybe you need to re-evaluation what he eats – they grow quick, and maybe need more since you last weighed him.

You can get products that make the poo taste foul to the dog (hard to imagine that it doesn’t already!) but I’m not sure that I’m comfortable with something that may be poisoning him – especially if he’s acting out of fear.

If necessary you need to reinstate his toilet training, really praising him when he gets it right – and NOT punishing him or even sounding angry when he gets it wrong.

Remember, it’s not his fault, it’s yours. And it can be fixed.

6 Responses to “Why does my dog eat it’s own feces”

  1. bosco Says:

    how is it going? Bosco says hi, site looks good…….

    have a great day

  2. louise kear Says:

    I have tried everything
    We have never shouted at him.
    we play with him
    i changed his food
    i even put pineapple in his food cos i was told that helps
    and…… nothing
    he still eats his poo
    yuk
    love him tho

  3. Jasmine Says:

    ya`ll some nasty asses prolly still lettin yo dog lick ya faces and shit nasty ass white ppl.

  4. Jimmyjames Says:

    Hey Jasmine…

    Mybe yo otta go bak two skool!!

  5. LEE MCCORMACK Says:

    “ITS NOT HIS FAULT, ITS YOURS. WHAT A BUNCH OF HOG WASH. I AM SUPPOSTED TO FEEL GUILTY CAUSE MY DOGS EATS CRAP. YOU MUST BE AMONG THE OTHER PETA WEIRDOS INFESTING THE PLANET.!!

  6. jusus Says:

    my dog eats its own shit it is so funny ha ha

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