yeah, make sure you pick it up right away. and if you cant, then there's a powder that you spinkle in his food so that when he poos---it tastes really really bad and bitter. go to your petstore and ask. im pretty sure they sell stuff like that there.
Tiki also goes for his own poop (along with any cat goodies he may find when we are out for a walk
). I make sure I pick it up as soon as he goes, and often distract him from it by giving him a treat. I also give him a stern "no" . He has gotten much better, when I say no he will usually turn away and move on.
I have also heard that they won't eat their own droppings if you feed them green beans or pineapple
: Only tried those a few times, but didn't do it long enough to see if it worked.
Tuffy just started doing this in the last two days. I'm wondering if he's doing it because instead of letting him graze on his food all day I started feeding him at set times (in the last two days) per his dog trainer's advice.. I gave him a little squirt from the water bottle when I caught him so hopefully that will help.. otherwise I'm going back to letting him graze. Dogs are so weird sometimes!
:wacko: I have also heard if you sprinkle some meat tenderizer on their food that it will deter them from eating it as it makes it taste bad and smell undesirable. A friend of mine had her vet tell her this and it seemed to work well. Worth a try. She had to do it for a couple weeks and then again occasionally if they started eating it again.
I leave maxi his food and he eats when he is hungry i always leave a bowl of dry iams so that he always has food. When i leave in the morning sometimes he eats and sometimes he doesnt if he is in his non eating mood i give him nutrical at night he usually eats half a bowl... I know we are supposed to train them properly and i probably do everything outside of the guidelines of training but Maxi is a very well behaved good furbaby and i just don't ever want him to be hungry and have no food available for him.......
It's weird, but after two days of catching Tuffy snacking on his poop I decided to go back to just leaving a dish of his kibble out all day for him to graze on.. and now he's not eating his poop anymore! I don't know why that has made a difference, but I'm glad it has! :lol:
<_< Well, Tuffy is back to eating poop again. :wacko: I'll let you all know if anything works to get him to quit.. I'm starting with some baby food papaya and pineapple to see if that will help. Wish me luck!