Hello all -
I am hoping someone could help me. I have a beautiful dog (red heeler cross whippet) that we rescued from the RSPCA a year ago. He had been abused and has always been timid. We have had him in dog training and he has been loving it. Really seems to be a lot more confident.
Over the last 2-3 months he has taken to eating other animal faeces in the park where we walk him. he will dig up cat faeces in the yard and eat duck / bird faeces in the park. I have been told this is normal but it has become an obsession. He will now pull away from us to go toward the bushes where there are a lot to eat. He used to play with us and chase a ball but now he wont even look at us when we call him and only sniffs the ground.
We dont know what to do. We worry about his health from eating them and he seems even more timid than ever now. It is so sad to watch him change so much when he was coping really well.
Does anyone have any advice / ideas... please?
Thank you so much