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Old November 14th, 2016, 11:54 AM
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Dog eating cat poop.

Good day,

I don't know if this question has been raised in this room or any other of the forum, so I appologize if it has been the case.

I finally got my BMD (four months old now) and the breeder warned me that he could eat my cats' poop. What he has tried, but I had raised the cats boxes beyond his reach. But he "has been successful" in doing so on the street during his walks.

Does anyone has any advice on how to make him stop doing so? His walks are becoming somehow complicated, because he's stopping quite often (many cats on the street in the neighborhood) and he's starting to dislike the leash.

Thanks in advance for your time.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 02:32 PM
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You may have to clean the litter box out more often or buy littler box that has a cover on it so the puppy can't get to the poop as easy . Dogs love all kind of poops, my dog like rabbit poop and my last like horse poop !

I would love to see a picture of your puppy but not while eating cat poop.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 03:19 PM
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Thanks, but my problem is outside, while walking him.

I tried to upload a picture from my pen drive, but it seems I can only link to the web.

I don't know how to do to embed the picture in a post.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 04:15 PM
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Hello venport:

Here's an article/video I found several years ago that might help to shed some light on your problem. There are several issues that could be causing the problem and if possible they should be addressed as soon as possible to circumvent any health problems.

I do hope this helps. Keep us posted.



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Old November 14th, 2016, 06:30 PM
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Thanks, Reg.

I'll look into it.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 07:02 PM
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Thanks for the video, Reg.

I was actually considering taking stools for analysis. I will do it for sure, now.

He doesn't eat his own. I'm still in the training process and he has done on the pads I set on the designated "business" area (away from his eating area, by the way) and does not touch them at all. When he drops outside, is the same. He couldn't care less. I'm just on top of him to prevent him from stepping on it.

He's very intelligent; very smart. I know I can eradicate the behavior, I just wish it happens quick enough.

By the way, I'm gonna ask instead of looking around the forum: how can I post images on treads and replies? I don't know if attaching files will do the trick.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 07:13 PM
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Old November 14th, 2016, 04:16 PM
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This is somewhat of a training issue. Are you going to be taking any training classes.

My opinion is dont give him the opportunity to get to the poop. You will have to be in control of the dog. You may have to be more vigilient even after puppy stages as some dogs like to eat things off the ground.

Take some treats on your walk. See if you see any signs of the behavior as you walk. If you see something about to happen then I would take out a treat and distract them from the bad behavior by getting their attention. If they respond praise and treat (reward) It will not take your puppy long to figure out they will be rewarded and hopefully this discourages the behavior.

I am sure there are lots of ways to approach this but start with that.

I used to use the folding tables and put the cat litter and food up on the table.

Oh and my boy ate the litter box twice on me.....my trainer said I shouldnt have left them alone long enough to get into trouble.

Best of luck and let us know how you make out
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Old November 14th, 2016, 06:41 PM
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Hi Winston,

I' m always in the look out.

He has even developed the technique of faking getting ready to poop when he's really sniffing hard and getting to the poop (I have scooped it out of his mouth three times already; now I walk with latex gloves and napkins).

I carry treats for doing his business training and behavior training, but never thought of using the behavior ones to eradicate the need to look for poop. I'll start tonight.

My two kitten boxes are out of his reach. I cough him once on time and since then everything is OK inside the house. Even the kitten food is out of his reach (he really puts his mouth to everything he can; they really are, as someone told me once "four legged trash cans").

In my neighborhood some people are really dirty (careless). I have also scooped, six times already!, chicken bones out of his mouth.

As I just said, I'll start tonight with the treats.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 04:19 PM
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I doubt he is finding cat poop on the street on his walks. Cats bury their poop, he'd have to be digging it up. Or, wait, maybe cats are pooping in the leaves and not burying it very well? It could be rabbit or dog poop, dogs will eat all sorts.

It's a very hard thing to cure and he's pretty young. He's actually so young this might be just as much a phase as eating sticks and stones, puppies will try anything at that age. I wouldn't wait for him to grow out of it but I'm afraid other than teaching him LEAVE IT and watching like a hawk so he doesn't find it in the first place I can't think of anything else to do.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 06:35 PM
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Is the poop small and round like peas? That would be rabbit poop , what does the poop look like ? You need to train your to "Leave it" b/c dogs will try to eat all kind of stuff on the ground and it could be harmful to your dog.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 06:48 PM
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Longblades, it is cat poop (Barkingdog, is not rabbit drops, but I can say I already saw a skunk). It looks exactly the same as my kitten (same size). I have not seen any small dog around.

I have seen cats taking off when they become aware of us, and he goes right "for the treat". He doesn't dig at all. He's not a digger.

Cats are doing their business on my own yard.

And I have also seen dog poo. As I said, people are really careless.
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