While I believe in supervision and cleanup, there are also times when it's pitch black outside, pouring rain, whatever, and it's just not that simple. Plus, I prefer to break the habit entirely, as well as do regular cleanup (I scoop 3-4x/day). Rudy came to me with this habit, and we've managed it well, as he will call off of it immediately and not do it when I'm out with him.
I started using something called "Foul Gas and Stool Deodorizer" - tablets. Ingredients are pretty much the same in another product I just came across - SEP (Stop Eating Poop) from Solid Gold. Yucca seems to be the main active ingredient.
Anyway - it seems to be WORKING! A bottle of the tablets was $10.99 for 60. At 1 per day (for his weight range), that's pretty cheap to deter this habit.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Anyway - it seems to be WORKING! A bottle of the tablets was $10.99 for 60. At 1 per day (for his weight range), that's pretty cheap to deter this habit.

Thanks for the tip as its a common problem and one of those things people spend months trying different remedies for.

Tara
Anyway - it seems to be WORKING! A bottle of ... his weight range), that's pretty cheap to deter this habit.

Thanks for the tip as its a common problem and one of those things people spend months trying different remedies for.

Or lifetimes...
Yes, thanks for the tip. Does Rudy eat only his own poop? I thought that usually one had to give all the dogs the anti-poop-eating tablets. Still, at that price I think I could.
Mustang Sally
Yes, thanks for the tip. Does Rudy eat only his own poop? I thought that usually one had to give all the dogs the anti-poop-eating tablets. Still, at that price I think I could.

Only his own, only fresh.
Before the tablets, I tried a pricier liquid (homepathic stuff) which gets added to the water bowl. Maybe a better solution for a multiple dog/poop thing.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Only his own, only fresh.

Interesting.
Before the tablets, I tried a pricier liquid (homepathic stuff) which gets added to the water bowl. Maybe a better solution for a multiple dog/poop thing.

Yeah, but apparently that didn't work, or you wouldn't have kept looking. I'd just as soon spend the bucks on something that's been successful for someone else. Just in case, though, what was the name of the liquid?
Mustang Sally
Also, Axel LOVES the cat's litter box...He enjoys the "snacks" he can find in there...I followed TPW's methods by alternating sounds and praising him while or before he sticks his nose in it, and today, he's been going into the room with the cat box and barking. That's because he's thinking about getting into the box, but he knows he shouldn't.
Thank you, Jerry, for all you help. You've been a blessing to all of us.
AIMEE
Yeah, but apparently that didn't work, or you wouldn't have kept looking. I'd just as soon spend the bucks on something that's been successful for someone else. Just in case, though, what was the name of the liquid?

Actually, it DID work, which is what convinced me. I had been told about the tablets, but not gotten to a Petco yet. I was at the doggy health food store and saw the liquid and decided to give it a try. The price is what led me to get the tablets instead, after I drained the bottle fairly fast (a capful for each bowl of water and these dogs can drink some water!).
Interestingly, this liquid does not contin yucca, but I believe you can google it and see the ingredients. It's by Natural Pet Pharmaceuticals and called Foul Gas and Stool Relief. A 4 oz bottle cost me $13.99. www.natural-pet.com

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Yeah, but apparently that didn't work, or you wouldn't have ... in case, though, what was the name of the liquid?

Actually, it DID work, which is what convinced me. I had been told about the tablets, but not gotten to ... It's by Natural Pet Pharmaceuticals and called Foul Gas and Stool Relief. A 4 oz bottle cost me $13.99. www.natural-pet.com

Thanks for the info. I just got a 10% off coupon from Petco in the mail, so I think I'll go buy a couple of bottles of the tablets.

Mustang Sally