Q. How do I stop my dog eating his own poo?

Perhaps your dog is missing some minerals in their diet. Alternatively he may have been born and raised in a very confined area and due to boredom has developed a bad habit. Firstly, you need to keep the dog’s area clear of poo. That means at least a daily campaign of pooper scooping. The next option is to add some pineapple to his diet. You may need to gradually add this to the diet if the dog objects to the taste, aim to get to about half a pineapple ring mashed into the food. Dogs don’t like the acid residue in the poo.