dogs eat there own poop and even cat poop cuz there lacking vitamins,try scooping the poop out of your yard and changing to purina adult or puppy chow =) ohh they also eat grass cuz it makes them puke when there belly is upset....smart lil guys hugh,grose,but smart lol
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I'm sorry but this question made me and my sister laugh. Omg :') ok seriousness now, you can't. It's just one of the many gross things about dogs. (though I love dogs) just scold it if you catch it and clean up the poop with a scooper. *edit:if it's eating it's own poop, consult with your vet on a new diet plan for it. it's probably lacking nutrients. dogs can eat veggies like carrots if you want to chop up some carrots with its food.
Feed a little pineapple to your dog. For some reason the enzyme in pineapple breaks them of that habit. My dog Molly loved sweet and sour chicken over brown rice with crunchy noodles (and for those of you who will say you should never feed a dog people food, it's practically all she ever ate and she lived to be nearly 16).
Our dog does it as well and we are trying to stop it from doing it. We were told, and are now trying, to add garlic to it's food. We just started so I can't give you the results yet, but worth a try. I scolded him for doing it and he doesn't even look at it now when on the leash and I pick it up immediately, but he gobbles it up when he is on his own. The more I yell the faster he eats it, gross.
The name of this behavior is called Coprophagia. There are enzymes you can get at the pet store to put in your dogs food. What helped our dog is we tried different brands of foods until she was able to digest it properly. Good luck.