I have a puppy. She is a five month old Austrailian Shepherd. She is a poop eater. This is an obviously disgusting habit, but I understand it is not entirely uncommon. I took care of this problem about 3 months ago, or so I thought. I put some hot sauce on her poop, and when shye went to eat it, she did not enjoy the taste one bit. After that, she wouldn't go near the stuff... till the last week or so. I started puting hot sauce on it again, but apparently she figured out that little trick, and only ate the poop unaffected by said hot sauce.

I figure I could just pick the stuff up, but tonight, she made it obvious that that would be innefective. You see, we put her in a crate when we leave, Well, she obviously pooped in her crate and ate it. I know this, because not 15 minutes ago, she thrice puked up the most vile smelling brown substance imaginable, I mean, it ranked right up there with shad sides. And I do mean ranked. I need to get this animal off of the poop. Can anyone please help me?
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I have a puppy. She is a five month old Austrailian Shepherd. She is a poop eater. This is an ... And I do mean ranked. I need to get this animal off of the poop. Can anyone please help me?

Your "problem" (probably) is that you're leaving your pup in her crate too long, so she's pooping in it. That is, she's not house-trained yet. You're also probably not regulating her "output" properly. You can do that by regulating her "input."
The crate is probably too large, which invites "problems" like the one you're describing. Section it off, if you can, so that she barely has enough room in which to stand up and turn around.
The best way to prevent dogs from eating poop is to not allow it (coprophagia) to become a HABIT. And the best way to do that is to quickly pick up after her, and not give her a chance to eat it.

I.e., just don't let her do it.

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Crate is already that size, so that is out. I can regulate the behaviour outside by cleaning up or simply being out there. She does not spend long periods (well longer than 4 hours) in her crate at a strech. Although I would perfer not to have her in there at all, her behavour (ie chewing and housetraing problems) disallows me to leave her free reign of the house when away. If we are going to be gone longer, we take her to doggie day care. Any of this change anything?
Crate is already that size, so that is out. I can regulate the behaviour outside by cleaning up or simply ... If we are going to be gone longer, we take her to doggie day care. Any of this change anything?

Not really. It's up to you to find ways to minimize her opportunities to poop inside, and then to eat it. You're the only one who can do that.
If she's starting to (or historically has) poop(ed) in her crate, the crate is now part of the problem, not the solution.

This is something that she will probably grow out of soon, provided you don't allow it to become a HABIT.
Which usually translates into how much time and effort (including creativity) you're willing to put in NOW to prevent it from ever developing.
It's kind of like the old Fram Oil commercial.
"You can pay me now, or you can pay me later."

Handsome Jack Morrison
Cheap anti-Americanism must have consequences:
http://victorhanson.com/articles/hanson051906.html

I knew it all along! French are rudest, most boring people on earth: http://www.breitbart.com/news/na/060520070017.atwy4xao.html

France.

Rope. Tree. Politician.
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YmM4ZTQ4NmZjNTM5ZWZkOTcxMzExMGU2YWUxM2FjNDM =

The Real Iraq:
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/Production/files/Taheri 0606.htm

Multiculturalism and Alligators:
http://www.fredoneverything.net/MultiCulty.shtml
Regime Change - Iran:
http://www.regimechangeiran.com /
To connect the dots, you have to see the dots:
http://www.suntimes.com/output/steyn/cst-edt-steyn14.html
Coprophagia is caused by inapupriate HOWEsbreaking efforts. NO PROBLEMO. You can EXXXTINGUISH that or ANY habitor obsessive compulsive reflexive reactve behavior NEARLY INSTANTLY, maybe even FASTER if you know HOWE.

Well, Mr. Howe, I refuse to do what your momma did to break you of YOUR habit of ingesting YOUR biological waste. I am afraid that performing sexual favors for a critter eating it's poo, be it my dog or, well, whatever nationality you are, is taboo in our country. Hey, check it HOWET!! You got some free tutoring in case you should ever choose to immigrate to america!!
ALL Critters Only Respond InPREDICTABLE INNATE NORMAL NATURAL

INSTINCTIVE REFLEXIVE Ways;
To Situations And Circumstances Of Their Environment Which We Create For Them.
ALL Critters Only Respond In

PREDICTABLE INNATE NORMAL NATURAL
INSTINCTIVE REFLEXIVE Ways;
To Situations And Circumstances Of Their Environment Which We Create For Them.
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My vet told me to put tomato juice or V-8 juice on the dog food... Worked after the first taste...don't let 'em blame you! It's not about training or cleaning up! Crating works if you don't "free-feed" & don't leave a young puppy any longer than 3 or

4 hours in the crate. Good luck! Don't let the smart-asses get to ya.
although we will never know why dogs eat their own poop, other dogs' and cats' poop,
you might want to look into his diet. By proper nutrition ( and I don't mean expensive kibble), and proper supplements, you can see good changes in him, physically and mentally. For example, ask you doctor about enzyme supplements. Poop is nutritious, in some weird ways. Most probably, dogs know that already. After all, it can't be delicious.

here's an introductory article i found informative on feeding our dogs right. the information is elementary though. You may want to find out more. http://www.housepetmagazine.com/four/Dog Food.htm.
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