Why do Dog Eats Feces
Feces Eating: Is there any
way to get my puppy to stop eating her poop? Ah yes, the poop-eating-puppy.
Rest assured this is a very common complaint among dog owners but one which can
be overcome with patience and persistence. This disgusting, feces eating behavior
is known as Coprophagy (koh-PROFF-i-gee).
There may be underlying
reasons for Coprophagy that might need professional attention. Never
punish your dog for a behavioral problem that can be modified by positive
reinforcement as there can be many underlying causes, such as a thyroid
Establishing good habits early on in house training your puppy is critical.
If you allow your puppy to eliminate
every where and any where he wants in your home, you will end up with an adult
dog that will always have a tendency to want to eliminate in your home. You
will have to live with it forever, or go through some time-consuming, tedious
retraining later on. A dog is either house trained or not.
There is no such
thing as weekly 'accidents.' A truly house trained dog will NEVER eliminate in
your house unless forced to do so or because of illness or excessively long