Q. Puppy eating his poop. How do I get him to stop?

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A. There are various products on the market to add to food or to put on the poop to prevent him from eating it. You can try adding pineapple to his food as apparently that tastes awful once it has been digested or you can try sprinkling chilli powder on the poop. These along with training should help. Unfortunately puppies do like to try everything no matter how disgusting.

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