FAQ: My dog eats his own poo…yuck! Can you help?
Poo eating, more formally known as coprophagia, can develop over a period of time with an older dog or you might have a puppy that has started this behaviour recently. A dog might be behaving like this for many reasons; because it holds some appeal in terms of taste (!?) or psychological fulfillment or it could be that he is trying to hide the fact that he has soiled a particular area, if he was scolded previously for example.