How to stop dog from rolling in poo outside

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by NewHobbyForMe, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. NewHobbyForMe

    NewHobbyForMe Songster

    Oct 10, 2009
    Please help, if there is anything I can do to stop Biscuit from rolling in poo! He is a poodle doxin mix, doxiepoo. We bathe him once a week because he smells so bad. I'm afraid we are giving him too many baths but honestly we have to. Any help will truely be appreciated. [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] i just want mine to stop eating it.

    she loves the horse poo more than anything, then will come inside after chores and throw up a horse apple for us! [​IMG]
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Quote:Tell me about it. [​IMG]

    I hate to ask, but what kind of poo is she rolling in? [​IMG] (What I mean, is it possible to pick it up. In my opinion, chicken poo and horse poo are impossible to keep picked up).
  4. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    It's a dog thing.... [​IMG]

  5. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

    Mar 16, 2009
    I'll be following this thread closely, because when someone comes up with the magic answer as to how to stop them, I want to hear it!
  6. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
    Quote:As do I! [​IMG]
  7. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    ok.... i watched "It's me or the dog" one time and this is what she did to dogs who were eating poo.

    She got those little colorful flag markers (you know before you dig type flags? that the utility people come put in your yard?) and for the most part she said, you have to keep the poo picked up mostly...but knowing one can't always be there to pick it up or even that these dogs were eating the others before it had a chance to land on the ground....

    This is what she had the owners do....

    Do a sharp... ah ah! To distract them. Then marked the poos and anytime the dogs would go close to the flag she would say a sharp... ah ah! Eventually the dogs started to learn that the behavior was undesirable and it seemed to work... but they were to make sure the poo was picked up on a regular basis.

    My chickens/ducks have been free ranging a bit lately and I've noticed my big male dog and my mom's female little dog rolling in what I can imagine to be poo....and i yell at them, "Poncho! geeeeet out of there..." Doesn't mean he won't try it later or tomorrow....

  8. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Quote:Ewww, mine does that too! It is so gross to clean up! [​IMG]
  9. NewHobbyForMe

    NewHobbyForMe Songster

    Oct 10, 2009
    Well, actually Biscuit is a male. He is rolling in chicken poo! I just got chickens for the first time this past August so maybe he is jealous? He also eats some of it when he can. I do not have a fenced yard, so there is no way to keep him out of it.
    I also was the show how the trainer put up flags, and gave the aw aw command. I will sure keep up with the threat, and I think I will try walking him on a leash around the yard for a few days. Thank you for any suggestions. [​IMG]

  10. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    From what I understand, it's a predator thing. He is rolling in herbavore (sp?) poo the camoflauge hie carnivore scent. Prey animals are afraid of and will avoid a dog scent but no one (except maybe prissy people) is afraid of chicken or horse poo. As far as eating dog stool, sprinkle MSG free meat tenderizer on the dog's (or cat's) food, it makes the poo taste unpleasant (although, I don't see how it can taste good!). I don't know how you can stop them from eating the stool of other species, tho. It's supposed to be a sign of a mineral imbalance. I think it is more likely the fact that dogs instinctively scavange for food since they are wired to never know when their next meal will show up. A lot of prey animals excrete vitamins, minerals etc in their stool and the dogs are taking advantage of that. I just wish I could convince mine that, even after all these years, I will still be feeding them twice a day, every day, and they can just leave that instinct to scavange stool and trash behind. *sigh*

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