How to Stop a Pug from Eating Poop
There are a few ways to discourage a Pug from eating feces. Since it can cause parasites and other health problems, it is always recommended to have the puppy or dog brought in for a full physical to catch any possible effects. Once he is cleared of possible concerns, you can direct your attention to preventing it from happening again.
1) Reevaluate what you feed your Pug -
This applies not only for meals but for snacks and treats as well. Be sure that all household members are on the same page in regard to what is given to the Pug and the feeding schedule.
2) Look over the bathroom schedule -
It may be that a Pug has a bowel movement within 20 minutes of an owner leaving for the day. Stress from being alone coupled with boredom may cause a Pug to feces while isolated. When owners will be gone for the day, it can help to devote more time in the morning to bathroom needs.
The biggest mistake is not giving a dog enough time. Some Pugs need up to 15 minutes for bowel muscles to relax enough to release what they have been holding in all night. Those 900 seconds can seem like forever and owners may rush back in right before a Pug has a chance to do the deed.
It will not help to tell a dog to 'Go'. Rather, owners can stand (or sit in an outdoor chair) in the middle of the designated area with the Pug on a 6 foot leash. Read, email, tweet or surf while your Pug has time to find the right spot and eliminate.