my dog eats excrement - no joke - HELP!!!!!

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my dog eats excrement - no joke - HELP!!!!!

Post by black.. » Sat, 17 Apr 1999 04:00:00

: My dog, a west highland white terrier has recently developed the distressing
: habit of eating his own excrement. There appears to be nothing else wrong with
: him. Why is he doing this ?

It is very common.  For a range of ideas on the subject see a list of
websites I have collected on

Diane Blackman

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"You don't use consistent training just to establish your authority; you
use it to enable your dog to recongnize and be assured about its position
in your household.  Such awareness increases the dog's confidence even
more and simultaneiously decreases stress, tension, and related negative
body-language expressions."  "The Body Language and Emotion of Dogs" by
Myrna M. Milani, DVM.