Our expert says:
It may be grossing you out, but this is a relatively common and normal behaviour for young dogs, especially German Shepherds. Make sure you are feeding your puppy the right amount of food according to his weight and weigh him every week. Deworm him now and every 3 to 6 months. The gravy is not necessary and may not be digested and therefore the faeces still tastes like food. Perhaps try adding a bit of grated carrot, apple, pineapple, pawpaw or yoghurt to his food once a day instead. The dry pellets are fine on their own, but may be boring for such an intelligent animal. Paw paw, pineapple and yoghurt aid in digestion and sometimes help to deter coprophagia (poo-eating). Otherwise just ignore it, clean up the poo as soon as possible (but not when he's looking) and keep some doggy peppermints handy. Sometimes toilet-training methods can result in coprophagia - make sure you are not rubbing his nose in his poo! Ignore all mistakes and praise and reward him when he does the right thing.
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