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People ask about finicky eaters so often that I've saved my post on the subject to repeat as needed. Assuming the vet says there's no physical problem preventing your dog from eating normally:
1. Choose a diet that you believe is good for your dog not what you think your dog wants to ... plan worked. It usually works after only 3 days, but in one case it took as long as 2 weeks.

This will be harder on you than it will be on your dog. Dogs are good at looking forlorn. That's there job.
Lia
Or you could just add another dog, and it is amazing how fast they decide to eat. : )
Paulette~
True, that. It took Shilo an entire day without to finally gobble herfairly bland RD kibble. But eat she did!

a whole day? Rex literally starved his fat-ol-self for six days before I relented and put some cottage cheese on his food. He smiled at me and dug in.
My parents dog would starve before he ate enough kibble to sustain himself. Truly.
Or you could just add another dog, and it is amazing how fast they decide to eat. : )

not necessarily. elliott (as i've mentioned) is a laid-back boy. harriet (as i've also mentioned) is a bossy ***. if i didn't insist that she stay in her crate until i release her, she'd scarf down her food then tell elliott to give his to her. and he'd happily oblige her. he's not terribly food motivated.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Or you could just add another dog, and it is amazing how fast they decide to eat. : )

not necessarily.

As inALL things nothing is 100%
elliott (as i've mentioned) is a laid-back boy. harriet (as i've also mentioned) is a bossy ***. if i didn't ... her food then tell elliott to give his to her. and he'd happily oblige her. he's not terribly food motivated.

Well you see that does not happen here. All my dogs eat at the same time,and they know I am watching over them ,so none pull any of that type of stuff.

Paulette~
Well you see that does not happen here. All my dogs eat at the same time,and they know I am watching over them ,so none pull any of that type of stuff.

it doesn't happen here, either, because i keep an eye on them. you didn't originally say you watched your dogs eat, though, so i responded with what mine would do if they were not watched.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Well you see that does not happen here. All my ... them ,so none pull any of that type of stuff.

it doesn't happen here, either, because i keep an eye on them. you didn't originally say you watched your dogs eat, though, so i responded with what mine would do if they were not watched.

Hmmm I thought I did mention that. Sorry.
Shelly, though with Chessies you have to be on top of them always, as you never know when their nose is going to go out of joint.
Just like on the NG. ; )
Paulette~
Shelly, though with Chessies you have to be on top of them always, as you never know when their nose is going to go out of joint.

believe me, i do* know what it's like to live with a dog like that. thankfully, just *one.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Shelly, though with Chessies you have to be on top ... when their nose is going to go out of joint.

believe me, i do* know what it's like to live with a dog like that. thankfully, just *one.

Ok
That is why I try to tell people that want a chessie, that if you think you can go to the gas station and let the guy give you your slip to sign by putting his hand in the window ..forget it.
You always have to put your arm out to sign the slip.

Chessies get very guard dog like in small areas.
The smaller the more they want to guard THEIR person.

I always have to say,give it a break, or knock it off,so they get off their nose out of joint mode.
Paulette~
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