Oh how I wish that were true for my boy. You can argue this point with me (not asking to, lol, just saying) but when we were going through his whole picky food stage and all that.. he would go days without eating.. the most was 6. Drank water, same personality, healthy, but no eating.. on pure dang principle. Once the food was changed, instantly back to eating. did this repeatedly until we found BBW Duck. And I am slowly starting to see a rise in his food motivation but only to soft treats.. anything crunchy will take him about 20 minutes of it sitting in front of him for him to finally go, ok fine I'll eat.
Though recent discovery, we were at a friend's place and Titan discovered their dog's Kong and wouldn't put it down. I think initially he wanted us to throw it, and probably still thought about it the whole time but he just sat there chomping on it in his jaws (not chewing trying to break it, just sitting it in his mouth biting down multiple times.) He looked like he loved it. SO I think we might be getting somewhere. I had a friend that lined with Peanut Butter and stuffed kibble in there, maybe I could sub with soft treats, froze it and whenever she leaves she hides them and tells her's to find it and leaves. like a game with instant reward. I may give it a go... gave him a marrow bone the other day and he has been in heaven since. Lol.
Thanks again for the suggestions guys!! If you have any more, keep them coming!
Commander Charly Titan (GSD)-15 Jan 2010