Why Does My Dog Roll in Poop?

Why Does My Dog Roll in Poop?

Dogs are usually pretty clean animals. They spend a lot of time licking themselves, which helps them stay clean. But there are some dogs who will roll in poop. Why is this?

Pups that enjoy rolling in poop may just be doing it for the thrill of it. It could also be that they want to cover their scent so that predators can’t find them or they may just like the way it smells! Whatever the reason, there are some things you can do to get your pup to stop rolling in poop...


Section 1: Why do dogs roll in poop? Section 2: What should you do if your dog rolls in poop? Section 3: How to stop a dog from rolling in poop Section 4: Conclusion

Why do dogs roll in poop?


Pups that enjoy rolling in poop may just be doing it for the thrill of it. It could also be that they want to cover their scent so that predators can’t find them or they may just like the way it smells!


Whatever the reason, there are some things you can do to get your pup to stop rolling in poop... Ask our Veterinarian: Why does my dog roll in poop?


Most commonly, dogs will roll in poop when they have gotten excited by some other dog, smelled something they shouldn’t have or just like the way the smell smells.


Dogs are generally pretty clean animals and when they roll in poop they may feel somewhat disgusted by what they’ve done. Are there any other reasons a dog might roll in poop? Boredom is often another cause.


What should you do if your dog rolls in poop?


Don’t act shocked or shocked when your pup rolls in poop, so you can start trying to change their behavior. Start by disciplining your pup. Don’t punish him for rolling in the poop, that will just make him roll more.


Instead, use a firm, no-nonsense “NO” and then go to a “sit” command. Once your dog understands that rolling in the poop is unacceptable, use the “roll in the poop” command once a day.


It should take less than a day for them to stop rolling in the poop. If they continue to roll in the poop, don’t even try to stop them, so you won’t give them a chance to learn from their mistakes.


What if my dog rolls in poop more than once a day? Once your dog has learned the “roll in the poop” command, try to stop the behavior by taking away your pup’s favorite treats.


How to stop a dog from rolling in poop


But there is a way to stop your dog from rolling in poop. Many dogs that roll in poop are fearful of man's best friend. You can keep your dog from rolling in poop by taking away their fear.


It's important that your dog be comfortable around you and the human family in the house. Some dogs fear other dogs. They might be stressed out by loud barking, sudden movements, and even different pet behaviors such as chewing on a bone.


Removing the source of their stress, such as removing a dog from the household, may be all you need to get your dog to stop rolling in poop.


So how can you get your dog to stop rolling in poop? The big step is to remove the source of the stress. Dogs who are fearful will stop what they are doing if they are stressed.


Conclusion


With the above tips, you should be able to easily take care of any poop your dog may have and prevent your dog from becoming smelly or hurting its self while it’s rolling in poop.