Is there anything I can do to stop my dog from eating poop?

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Preventative Measures and Training.
  • Vitamin supplementation: There’s been a long-standing theory that dogs eat feces because they are missing something in their diets. Vitamin-B deficiency,
  • Enzyme supplementation: The modern canine diet is higher in carbohydrates and lower in meat-based proteins and fats than the canine ancestral diet. Some people have had success with a meat tenderizer that contains papain, an enzyme.
  • Taste-aversion products: The theory is that certain tastes and smells are as disgusting to dogs as the idea of stool eating is to us and that spraying certain substances on poop will make it less appealing. Many of these products contain monosodium glutamate, chamomile, pepper-plant derivatives, yucca, garlic, and parsley.
Training:
  • Feed you dog on a schedule to help regulate potty times.
  • Teach “leave it”.  Reward when he does.
  • Take dog out on a leash.  Call him to you after he poops, reward when he comes.
  • Clean up immediately.
  • If you have multiple dogs take them out separately to keep an eye on them.
  • Keep cat box out of reach or blocked from dogs if you have cats.

Sources:

dogpoopdiet.com

How to Stop Your Dog from Eating Poop

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