My puppy is a poo eater, any ideas how to stop her Questions

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  1. who owns who

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    I really hope she grows out of this habit, or over time realizes she gets a treat or lots of pets (fussed?) when she walks away from it.

    I do feel like she thinks I’m stealing her poo from her, lol. I don’t think she is giving me the “finger” when she eats her poo, I just think it’s a habit of hers.

    I quit smoking and that was hard, couldn’t she give up her habit for me...

    Sometimes her breath does stink... I’m not imagining. I do let her lick me,just not on the mouth.. I’ve taught both dogs the word kisses. I just wash up often.

    She hasn’t gotten any today!!! It’s a work in progress
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    I took a peek at dogsy and they had a post about poo eating but most of the responses were between a few posters who just had a very stupid and unproductive back and forth, seemed like they didn’t like each other. Was pretty much a waste of cyberspace
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    I’m happy to report that I left Katie Mae in the yard yesterday afternoon with bandit for about 3 hours while I read and relaxed. When I went out to check on them I found 4 poop piles and non appeared to have been snacked on!! This morning I left them out unsupervised again and found 3 poop piles seemingly undisturbed!! There is a certain look to a poop that’s been munched on and I saw no evidence of this!! Im certainly not declaring victory yet but it seems good progress has been made. I would love to allow her freedom as I have a nice sized fenced area around the house to contain them and a much much larger fenced area on the other side of my property (split by gravel road that 2 neighbors use) where I store my tools. I haven’t allowed her over there in months as there are to many trees etc to be able to monitor her and easily find all the poop. I will try to remain hopeful that she can overcome/outgrow this habit.
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    Yay! Good for Katie Mae! :041: Hopefully her poo eating days will stay as non poo eating days. Not that anything can be guaranteed but two days in a row must be a good sign. :)

    Long may it last!
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    661D68FC-CD2F-40CF-9895-2E66A63C2EA2.jpeg Three days in a row now!!!! I really hope it lasts as it really grossed me out. I don’t know if it’s her outgrowing it or if it was me monitoring her and calling her to me as soon as she was done and cleaning it right up. I suppose it doesn’t really matter, the important thing is she’s gone three days with being allowed to be outside unmonitored and has left the poops alone. Wooohoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Most of the time Merry does now come and tell me when she's done one - only because of the tiny reward which she STILL gets! Her body language can be subtle, but other times I have discovered her sitting by the kitchen unit where the treat pot sits.
    Having a routine is half of the job though. Hers is usually, first thing in the morning, after her lunch, and after supper at 10.15 pm. I always know to check at those times.
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    That is funny that she goes and sits by where her treats are to get rewarded. Obviously she likes the treats more than the poo. I stopped using treats as both dogs could smell them on me and would just hound me for them. They hear a treat bag or smell them and they come and sit without being asked. Her reward was getting attention from me and it seemed to work.
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    I must be a horrible dog mom as I have never used treats for training. Tikva gets four tiny, and I do mean tiny, little treats when I go across the road to the macolet [unfortunately I just can not go out anywhere else] - I get the keys ready, get out on Xanadu, and before I close the door it is "and a one, and a two, [and sometimes it is a three] - throw them in before the door is closed, and she does not move from the couch until the door is closed, locked, and she hears me drive off.

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