Originally Posted by gottatrot
I've never known a dog that didn't love other animals' poop. We say the cat litter box is full of "almond roca."
Everything poopy has to be kept out of the dogs' way. I watch carefully to make sure none is getting eaten at the barn. Yet one day, after careful observation I came home and saw my dog's belly was taut. In concern, I poked at it gently. The pressure caused him to regurgitate: a perfect horse pile right on my living room rug. Looked like it just came out of the horse.
Thankfully my dogs never eat poop of any kind. I have known others who's dogs would surf the litter pan for nut rolls. Ick.
It likely helps that my litter pans are in areas less frequented by my dogs but they never eat poop outside either. My one pup when I first got him would turn and check it out after he did it so I would redirect him away from it right away by tossing a treat in the other direction. Now, he never even looks at it, he JUMPS away from his pile.
I might sound really mean but personally I might resort to an ecollarr if my dogs were as bad as the OP is saying. You don't have to hurt the dog but when they turn to show interest in the poo, a well timed zap might help them to find the thought of it unpleasant. Might not work for a dog with years of practice eating it.
I also agree with the "first try some different dog foods" Maybe that is why I never had a poo eater? I don't know but it is worth a try. I have fed several kinds of food, Fromm 4 star, Evo, Taste of the Wild, Earthborn Organics, Blue Buffalo. They have done well on all of them and never seem to be interested in poop eating. Good luck.
I also hope that worming and fecal counts are a regular part of your dog maintenance. Obvious reasons for that. Ha ha