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The most effective route is to remove all feces immediately after the dog defecates. Supervise the animal more frequently. Exercise the animal more often, and leave toys around to provide extra stimulation.


Dogs sometimes eat their own poop for differing reasons, but the most common is learned behavior. Female dogs normally eat the feces of their pups to keep the nesting area clean and to promote their pup's defecation reflex, thus inadvertently teaching their young the be...


According to Monhacky Animal Hospitals of Vista, new puppies often develop stress-related issues due to change in their environment, which in turn can cause a lack of appetite for food and drink. Other potential causes for a puppy's not eating or drinking include mouth ...


Dogs eat their own feces or the feces of other animals for a variety of reasons, including boredom, stress, hunger or simply because it's normal dog behavior under certain conditions. Eating feces, known as coprophagia in the scientific community, is also a common behav...


The amount of food a puppy should eat depends on what breed the puppy is and what size the dog will be once it is fully grown. For the first six to eight weeks of a puppy's life, it should be allowed to nurse whenever it and the mother want.


Puppies generally bite to get attention or to play, so consistently redirecting or ignoring a biting puppy is the most effective way to teach it not to bite. It is also important to provide the puppy with plenty of appropriate things to chew on, because puppies may bite...


Help a puppy learn to stop biting by yelping or speaking sternly during play as he mouths on your hands, and then by giving short timeouts. Reward the puppy during play when he is gentle instead of biting and when he stops biting.