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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Food driven need help !!!

My daughter has a 4 month old puppy and she does not even chew her food she just literally inhales it . She eats her food in just seconds and I don't know how to stop it. You can't even train her with a treat because she will only focus on that treat and nothing else. She has zero aggression to anyone putting their hand in her bowl or being around her but what can we do so she actually chews her food and treats. I have never seen anything like this before.
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Get a bowl for bloat. Or get a bundt pan so she has to work to eat.
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I thought of that but I still don't know that she would chew her food. I through her food down on a big rug and make her run around and pick each piece or two up at a time but she still just swallows it without chewing.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 02:30 PM
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google this bowl. Its really a great product. They have small, medium and large ones. Its helped my aunts dogs eat much slower.


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You can't even train her with a treat because she will only focus on that treat and nothing else.
You've already gotten good suggestions about getting her to slow down while she eats, but the more food driven a dog is, the easier it is to train them with food, once you teach them that the way to get the food is to ignore it and focus on you instead. It takes some patience and persistence, but it's well worth the effort.

Here's a great way to do it:


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Annie used to eat her food so fast she would choke and then vomit. I started feeding her by hand and then put her food in toys that dispense food just a few pieces at the time. It didn't take long before she started to eat at the normal speed.

I always meant to ask the breeder how she ate when she was with the litter but never did. Always wondered if she was a chow hound by nature or had been pushed out of the way one too many times.
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I appreciate your comments and I guess I didn't look @ the food driven that way . I am sure it will work but not to sure on the " know chew just swallow"
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He will probably always swallow his food too fast.

I think the best you can do is manage this better. There are great food bowls for this (you aren't alone..) and maybe adding alot of water to the kibble (so it floats?) will help?

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I ahve this same problem but more on the issue of food driven to the extreme.
I can't do anything to train mine b/c they focus on the food more than anything else.

I got so frustrated after 5 minutes I had to stop.
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Ace, watch the video I posted above.

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