Oh, as disgusting as this is, I am so glad that I read this post, I thought there was something wrong with my girl due to her eating her own poop. My Lab never ate his own poop. I have tried giving her Potty Mouth, which worked for a while but once I stopped, after thinking I had cured her of this nasty habit, she's right back at it again.
Now, I'm giving her "Nasty Habit" but I'm pretty sure that I'm just wasting my time due to reading how so many other's have dogs who are doing the same.
I go out there with her and bring her back in the house after she has gone, then I go out and pick it up. If I try picking it up with her out there with me, she tries very hard to pick it up and run while chewing it....
So is it a German Shepherd thing? I know that there are other breeds who do it, but it sounds as if a lot of GSD's are into doing this big time. Does it go back to the wild, where they ate there poop so that predators couldn't find their dens? Just curious. I'm with the majority here in that picking it up right away if probably the best way to go.