Hello. My dog's name is Hershe and she is a 3 year old dog. Ever since she was about 2 years old, she has this bad habit of eating her own droppings(poo). It is truly gross and have tried just about everything. Examples are tabacco sauce, poop eating pills, and feeding her heavy, but not TOO heavy. She is a miniature pinscher and just loves eating it like its candy. Any advice on why she does this or how to stop it? It's totally gross.
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I have not had that problem, my problem was when we had a cat our dogs would eat out of his litter box and yes, it's gross, we finally set it up so they could not get to it. Good luck and maybe your Vet will have the answer, sorry I couldn't help.
There are several things you can try. 1 Is keeping your dog on a leash when outside pottying so that you can redirect her attention after she defecates and not allow the behavior. 2 pick up the poop immediately after she defecates so it is not there to be snacked on. 3 add a product called FORBID or Adolfs Meat Tenderizer to her food so that it makes her poop taste yucky.
It is a common problem called coprophagia and if you google that term you will find lots of info on how to deal with it.
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Anyway, is your dog in a crate at night? Most puppies will not soil their crate. If she does there really isn't much you can do about it if she eats it while you are asleep.I would walk her very last thing before putting her in her crate at night to lessen the chance of her having an accident overnight.
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I had some questions about miniatuer pinschers. I am about to get a new puppy and I wanted some advice. In some posts that I have read it says not to leave the dog outside unattended. I am going to make a doggy door to an area of my yard that is fenced. Is this going to be bad for the dog and why. The area is fenced and it can come inside when it wants but is it going to make potty training problems. I was also wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to train and potty train a dog.
We have a doggie door that goes down a ramp into a fenced area of the yard that is covered in cedar chips. This works out very well as we can just pick up the yucky chips and put down fresh ones. They also help to repel fleas, too! The dogs just come and go as they please.
For small dogs, being outside is dangerous. Not only can they get hurt, more likely to slip thru a fence, etc...but I once received a phone call from a couple looking to adopt a Boston Terrier because they had let their mother's out to potty and a hawk swooped down and took off with him. Yes, hawks can and do get small dogs; I've known it to happen more than once.
Training is a patience game. You have to be consistant and not get upset when the inside accidents happen...and they will. We just got 2 new babies ourselves and we usually start with pee pads close to the door. We gradually move them toward the doggie door until they learn to go down the ramp. Treats and praise are a must. If they go in the house, just clean it up and move on. There's no real magic answer to the potty training issue.
Best of luck with your new baby and hope to see those pics soon!
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