Sheltie eating poop!

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Barked: Thu Jan 17, '13 2:06pm PST 
Our three year old male sheltie has started eating our other two female shelties poop. We pick up as soon as we see them using bathroom but sometimes when dark we cannot see it all and he can find it. We scold him and wash his mouth but he continues to search every time he goes out. He gets vitamins and we just started our three shelties on Blue Buffalo Adult food so hoping he will stop soon. Anyone have any suggestions? We have tried adding the different things prescibed to put in their food it doesn't work. THank you.

Champion PPH
Barked: Thu Jan 17, '13 4:57pm PST 
confused Poop eating, a crumby habit that dogs like. I have heard that putting pineapple in their food works-tastes good going down, but not so much after it comes out.

Edited by author Tue Jan 22, '13 5:35pm PST

Kali earned- her wings- 10/21/14

She's game for- anything that's- fun.
Barked: Thu Jan 17, '13 5:39pm PST 
Kali always eats poop when I'm not looking. I think she thinks it's a tasty treat.shockconfused