|Barked: Tue Nov 17, '09 10:04am PST |
|The dog will not let himself starve. When he gets hungry enough, he will eat I promise. It just takes a little tough love sometimes.
That being said if you just got the dog, maybe he is just a little freaked out and stressed about the situation. You may try getting him some canned food to get him to eat DOG food instead of human food, and once he is used to you and comfortable in his new environment, start mixing dry with the canned and slowly wean him off the canned altogether. He may be stressed, or he may just be pushing you to see what he can get away with
And I definitely second the timed feeding thing. You just have to be strict with it, and if they don't finish eating, you take the food away and don't give them ANYTHING until their next meal (including treats to start with because if they don't eat, then you give them a treat and hour later, they may begin to think that by not eating they can get something "better" later on; once he is eating better, treats are ok of course!)
Edited by author Tue Nov 17, '09 10:06am PST
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