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Why does my one year old dog eat his poop

he is a rescued dog.he has just recently started eating his poop. how can I stop it its gross and unhealthy

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Do not hit your dog for this behavior.When he poops, go out and pick it up right away when he is there. Let him see you take the poop away.Then reward him w/a treat if he behaves.Many dogs do this.You need to take the focus off the bad behavior and reward them for good.

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problem you will not be watchiong your dog all day to know when they poo. there for the dog will continue to eat the poo. on the off chance that u see the dog poo and pick it up it would work. But what about the other times?? therefor there will allways be poo on the ground for him to eat...
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Obviously your dog is weird he has issues take him to the vet

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my dogs did the same thing and still do now again. there is not much u can do besides give they i smack and send them to their kennel

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Why would you tell people to hit an animal?Are you ignorant? No one should ever hit an animal! That does not teach them anything,and you should not own an animal of any kind.You are an abuser!
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the dog is not injured by i little telling off im not say to beat the dog up im say a litle tap over the nose doesnt hurt. i am an animal lover i have lots of animal never had any isues with the law. if u dont tell them off for bad behaviour then they wont know that it is bad so therefor they will keep doing it. i have never injured my dogs any any way my dog are well behavied and are national champions at agility because the know how to listen and behaive because they know what right and what wrong.
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He needs more protein in his diet.

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It's a survival technique.

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There some sort of undigested food in the poop. Usually they eat cat poop, you may need to check with the vet and change food. Good luck!!

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