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Old 05-08-2014, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 14 week old GSD and amongst the 1001 things I'm trying to train her to do (ie. potty training, biting, ect) i can't get her to sit and eat a meal unless i'm there. Its a roll of the dice, in the mornings she "usually" eats everything with no problem even if i leave to go to another room but for lunch and dinner forget it if i'm lucky she will eat 3/4 of the food without me having to grab the bowl and remind her she left some..she ends up eating it after i do that which means she is still hungry but if i don't she will go and lay down in the corner of the kitchen or go find a toy or something...i know i've been told told to take the food away so she learns but it kills me. Her feeding schedule is 6am 12pm and 6pm . the other day i put the food down at 6 and she didn't even taste it. I got upset and took the food away but i couldn't take it and at 8pm tried giving it to her again. is it bad for her to miss a meal, i'm scared she will make it a habit to skip meals. i feed her Wellness Core Puppy with a little bit of wet food (half a teaspoon) mixed in. Im not sure what to do?
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is she getting any treats throughout the day?
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Is she getting any treats throughout the day?
yes i train her at 9am and 3 pm and i use turkey but only about a slice an a half maybe even less. She eats well its just i have to be in the room if not she will follow me were ever i go and lay down next to me almost like if she were saying "id rather not eat and know that you're where i can see you"
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My girl was the same way. She was super picky about what she ate and it was a big deal just trying to get her to eat. We couldn't figure out what it was as we quit giving her treats and used toys for training. This lasted from about 8 weeks to 3 months. Some days she would hardly eat a cup of food. We added pumpkin, wetted it, added canned food and she still wouldn't eat but a few bites at a sitting. We finally decided to switch her foods and it took about 5 different kinds and flavors and now she had a Better eating habit but she eats very slow and sometimes she still won't eat it all, but she does eat a lot better than she used too. So maybe try changing the food.


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