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Old 10-30-2009, 09:13 AM
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Ok, Elmo is 95% clean and we have had him less than a week so I'm really pleased with his progress.

He has one huge disgusting habbit though, if he gets half a chance he tries to eat his own poo :tard:

I know 100% he managed to eat one the other morning because when I opened his crate in the morning he had left brown smelly paw prints all over his puppy pad.

Is this a Chi thing or is he just a little minger???

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hehehe if you do a search on this subject there have been a few threads on it. My two used to do it too! There's different opinions on why they do it but i found that when i used to crate mine or keep them in a small space like play pen etc.. they used to eat it and my vet said they were keeping their area clean but then when we moved them into bigger spaces they kept doing it out of habbit so i tried all the tricks in the book, garlic in the food, pineapple in the food, etc etc etc.... anyway they stopped after awhile.

I guess the only thing i can say is every time you see the poop pick it up as soon as you see it but other then that its a gross habbit isn't it!! but you're not alone hehehe
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:25 AM
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That was the thing, any mess is instantly cleaned up but he must have done this 1st thing in the morning before I went down stairs to let them all out.

As soon as I wake up on a morning, I go and let the dogs out.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:08 PM
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Tango used to do that too. It's gross but it's not uncommon. He wouldn't eat the whole stool, he'd just....play with it, more than anything. He might nibble, but typically I found it dragged away from the pee pad, broken up into pieces. Occasionally I'd find a little bit in his bed (yuck!)

Interesting thing is that as soon as I got Jazz, he stopped.
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my honey done this also as a pup shes not as bad now but think she would prob try if she got the chance lol
not uncommen at all
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Hmmmm ok, it must be a Chi thing as my other two have never done anything like this, well apart from horse poo and thats pretty common across all breeds lol
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It's actually common enough in all breeds.

Our little guy Bruno does it occasionaly - but I really think he only does it when he poops where he shouldn't have, because he never eats the poops he does in the garden.

I think it may have stemmed from me picking him up and whooshing him out the door when I found him doing poops inside - he really is a little pleaser and cannot cope with any kind of reprimand. So I don't reprimand him for eating his poops as I think he thinks he is being reprimanded for doing the poop and then tries to eat up the evidence.

Totally ignoring him has worked - he never does it now.
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It's called Coprophagia. Just do a google search and you'll find out all you want to know! lol I have a miniature poodle that is a poop eater. It's totally disgusting!
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