I hope you’re not eating while reading this article because it can get a little gross. It’s not too common of a problem but some owners struggle with their Border Collies that try to eat poop. Besides the gross factor that plays a high role in this behavior problem, poop eating can also be quite dangerous.
The amount of bacteria and diseases that could be in the feces can really harm your Border Collie puppy. If your Collie is eating other animal poop too, like other dogs, cats, birds and so on, then the problem is a lot more dangerous.
If it’s a female mother dog eating her newborn puppies poop then don’t worry. It’s completely normal. Mothers eat poop of the little ones to get rid of the small that could attract predators. Almost all dogs do it so you have nothing to worry about in your situation. However if that’s not the case then you should try to address the problem as soon as possible.
So whenever you catch your Border Collie in the act, immediately say “no” or “drop it” and then stop the dog. Make it very clear that eating poop is a bad thing. If you have a treat on you, give them a treat to eat instead and praise them for eating the treat
Also try to figure out why your Collie is trying to eat the poop in the first place. Is the dogs diet nutritious enough? Are you giving your Collie all of the needed vitamins that it needs? If you’re cooking the food for your puppy at home, make sure you add a good multivitamin to his meal.
If you plan to leave your Collie unsupervised outside in your fenced backyard, it would probably be a good idea to check for any poop before you let him out. You don’t want your dog to get into any messy situations while you’re not around to stop him.
If you want to learn how to cure even some of the worst Border Collie behavior problems and the exact things you need for a happy, healthy and obedient dog, check out the Border Collie Guide.