If I don't clean up immediately, my puppy goes in the backyard and eats his own poop. Any suggestions on how to discourage or stop this behavior? HE will also eat other dogs poop if we are out walking and he sees it.
I had a yellow lab who used to do the same thing. Unfortunately none of things worked for her, but I would bet dollars to donuts that she had come from a puppy mill and was usued to eating it.
I never did find anything that worked, but hopefully you'l be luckier than I was. I had to hose the yard imediately after she poooped. The only ood thing that came of it was that the grass grew really well where she went ... lol.
***Edited By: harlee29 on 6/13/2005 1:09:31 PM*** Reason: *
Wow! I have a black pug that eats Cat doo-doo. not her own though! Nasty- I dont have any advise, just wanted to say not totally unheard off! Beware of any kisses from your Lab- but it will probably pass? Good Luck and I would try either picking it up immediatly, or spray it!
I guess if you don't want to look at it as his special way to make your life easier by cleaning up, you can do something simple like springle a shape of meat tenderizor on his food. Helps to make the poop loose its appeal.