Hi GamieL here! Just wanting to introduce myself the proud owner of Scout the Beagle. My daughter got him for my 7 year old grandson, but somehow he has become my buddy (must be those adorable eyes) I came to your site out of worry never had a dog eat his own poop what was i doing wrong, hot digit its normal. Just have to clean the yard a little more often. I live in the middle of 25 acres, never had to clean up always let mother nature do her job. Thanks again for the help.