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Dog Eating Feces

This article, written with the unique and humorous style of dog trainer Adam G. Katz, gives you some clues as to what you can do if your dog shows a taste for his own feces.


Lewd, crude article about dogs who eat their own feces

(Or: Jerry Springer’s Secret Life As A Dog Training Author)

I have a cousin named Leonard who was in the Army during Vietnam.

He and his fellow soldiers would often be in the jungle for several days at a time. The Army would supply them with MRE’s. (Meals Ready To Eat.) These are kind of like T.V. dinners … packed in foil bags. After the novelty of eating out of a foil bag wears off, you come to realize that MRE’s are some of the most bland-tasting food you will ever eat.

Leonard once told me that he and his buddies would pack small bottles of Tobasco sauce in their bags. That Tobasco sauce became a real life-saver…. in the culinary department, that is … as dousing enough Tobasco sauce on any meal would make it edible.

I always think about Leonard whenever somebody tells me that their dog eats it’s feces and they’ve already tried seasoning it with Tobasco sauce.

Some con-man came up with this as a remedy for a dog’s fecal appetite, but it always seemed like a pretty good way to make it more appetizing for the dog, if you ask me.

So what should you do if your dog or puppy has this nasty habit? Here’s a couple of things you can try. My clients have had success with all of these:

  • Keep his area clean. Don’t let him be in an area where he has access to feces.
  • Correct your dog with a collar and leash if he tries to eat feces.
  • Add pineapple juice to his meals.
  • Add “Accent” meat flavor-enhancer to his meals. (Apparently, this gives the feces an odd odor that repels dogs … as if the odor of feces wasn’t bad enough by itself???)
  • Pick up your dog’s waste immediately after he eliminates.


Adam G. Katz warns : Do Not Attempt To Train Your Dog, Or Even Think About Hiring A Dog Trainer Until You Read this Dog Trainer Web Page!

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