Why Do Dogs Eat Their Poop?
Why Do Dogs Eat Their Poop? Are you shocked? Most pet owners are. it is true that your pet may have already eaten its own poop by now or is looking to do so in the next few months why this happens is a wonder in itself, but the reason has nothing to do with the health of your dog. It may just be seeking your attention (eating poop is a sure way of getting your attention… it is bound to work for any poop-eating dog) he or she may want to get your attention to something concerning it or is simply jealous that you have not been paying enough attention to it. Pets know what will get your attention and biting at your ankles is not one of them… eating poop is.
Your dog will eat poop for fun, mainly to see what it tastes like etc. if you pet is not a poop eater, he may have already tried it and realized the taste is not as attractive as he hoped. He may have seen other dogs doing it and he is doing it from this example. If you pet is a poop eater, you need to feed it with poop in order to compare it with its own sense of taste. Dogs are known to eat their own poop for various reasons including nutritional value and boredom. If you feed your pet with its own poop, you are doing it with the intention of either asking something of your dog, orbreaking it.
There are many theories as to why dogs eat poop,but the fact of the matter remains that it is apparently a natural tendency, so whatever your dog’s motivation for eating poop, the rest of the reasons are pretty much the same as it is with humans.Although dogs are known to clean up after themselves,it may be simpler to blame the dog for doing something nature never intended.Although we may want to, we cannot bring our dogs back to the pre- naturally correct state. There are two types of poop eating – the garden variety and the show-dog variety. It seems that the garden variety is the more difficult to fix as it is more easily turned out.
This means that it is much easier to give alerts to owners to clean up after their pets. A dog that eats poop straight from the garden is likely to visit the toilet more often in the winter months and the chances are, if your dog is an outdoor dog, that it will find its own spot for defecating. In the winter months this may be near to the same time that the dog is most likely to need to expel its waste. If your dog is a garden dog, it may not be terribly interested in eating poop or in the matter of fact it may even be terrified of getting into the awful smelling stuff. If this is the case then identifying the poop eating habit and trying to intervene is the first important step.
Getting the dog to friendly and pleasant pet or human interaction is the best case scenario. A human being who Imitates and imitation of another person or animal then offers that pet or person the treats, interaction and or rewards, is likely to have a happier and healthier life always. Dog obedience training is important here and the teaching of the “sit”, “stay”, “come” and other commands is most relevant for this reason. Poop eating is a behavior with benefits that can be useful to have, no doubt about that. The downside is that it makes you an accidental waste importer. A useful alternative is to feed your dog either personally or via food dispenser and then take the bones or chews along with you.