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    I have poop eating dogs, two of them. It's frustrating, annoying etc. We do our best to clean up after the dogs, but with 4 invariable someone is pooping every time they go out and we can't keep up at that speed. It's my 2 oldest dogs (10.5 and 7) I think they are still hungry, plain and simple so they snack. However the oldest will go out and eat instead of do business and we come home to messes in the house.

    We have tried "ForBid" which works but is too expensive to feed 100% of the time to all 4 dogs. We have tried meat tenderizer (nope) and resorted to muzzles. I am wondering if there could be any truth to the "dog might be lacking nutrients" theory and maybe I should try a dog vitamin? If I go that route, what might they be lacking?

    Has anyone got an idea I haven't tried? The muzzles don't stop it, they still lick it. It's maddening. Winter is here, we can't find all the piles so there will always be poops in the yard. It's dark when we get home or they will get buried in snow.

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    It's a trait and I believe they're born with it. Either they do it or don't. I also believe it's hereditary... maybe not dominant gene like a black coat color. It just seems to run in lines. I have one of them now. With the cold weather he digs through the snow to find "poopsicles" and chews them with great relish. Meanwhile our other dog could care less. (She noses her snout through the snow so she can graze on grass.)

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    I go out with mine and pick it up as they put it out. The only way it can be done. Some of them make a game of it. Electronic collar can help as well. I suggest a high 6. Timing is everything. You have to hit the collar just asthey are bending down to pick it up.
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    Sorry I cannot help - too many Michigan jokes coming to mind. Good luck though.
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    I once heard if you feed fresh pineapple with the food that it does something to the poo to make it less "appetizing" Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee Strange View Post
    I once heard if you feed fresh pineapple with the food that it does something to the poo to make it less "appetizing" Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    I go out with mine and pick it up as they put it out. The only way it can be done. Some of them make a game of it. Electronic collar can help as well. I suggest a high 6. Timing is everything. You have to hit the collar just asthey are bending down to pick it up.
    Ditto, no collar conditioning required. Don

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    You got it. High 6 no collar conditioning and I waited until poop was in the mouth. You may sniff but not touch. Nasty petsitting bitch who had done this for years while her owners slowly despised her --- 3 corrections later she decided poop eating was no fun. You're welcome!
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    It's a routine. Take them out of the same backyard. Dogs don't eat crap when your training and throwing them birds. They don't eat crap in their kennels hopefully because there won't be crapping going on in their kennels. It's a house dog issue

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