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Lisa Springview
Hi Victoria, I wish I could offer different advice
Wed Sep 4, 2013 20:30
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but I have never had a pup that I was not able to deter and stop from doing this. It is really more of a training issue I believe. Be very diligent and make sure you have trained her to have strong focus on you. When she is out, keep her on a leash and as soon as she is going, get her to focus on you and call her as soon as she is done, click and treat her for her focus on you and then for come, that should help. We did have one boy Leo, who came to us as a poop eater, he was the toughest but with consistency we were able to get him to forget the poop altogether. You will also need to work on Leave it, that can help you also. I hope these suggestions are helpful.

  • Feces Eating Continues...Victoria, Wed Sep 4 18:05
    Lillian (Shasta and Bocelli - April 2013) has been eating her feces since we picked her up and it has turned into a huge problem. Is anyone else having this problem? Lisa sent out an email before we... more
    • Eating poopCarina, Thu Sep 5 08:41
      Victoria, We have an adorable male dog from the same litter - Fonzie - and I'm happy to say that he stopped eating his poop about 1 month ago. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, so hang in... more
    • Hi Victoria, I wish I could offer different advice — Lisa Springview, Wed Sep 4 20:30
      • We have an 11 month old from Pippa and Bocelli who does the same thing! I walk him and he doesn't try to eat it but if he goes off leash he will. He knows he shouldn't do it and tries to get to it... more
      • We'll give it a try!Victoria, Thu Sep 5 20:53
        Thanks Lisa, we use the clicker for training but I haven't tried it with this problem yet so hopefully that will work. I have tried training her to 'Leave It' (her poop) but have made no progress... more
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