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Question Dry food

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Does anyone here actually feed your Hav(s) dry food? I have not done so yet with Beamer since everyone always says to add hot water to moisten up the kibble. If I offer him a meal of dry food, is there any hope he will eat it? Or am I dreaming? haha.. Maybe he will enjoy it since its new??

Also, is it ok for him to eat dry kibble at 15wks old?

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My dogs only eat dry food - sometimes when they are really good - I add water for gravy!! I can't handle the smell and look of canned food.....They love their food!

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Catherine...
Yeah, I'm going to start tonight feeding Beamer dry food and see how that goes.

So, you work fulltime as well, right?? I think I recall seeing that...
If so, how is your situation with 2 Havs now? (poop..eating..while u are away)

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Ryan,
I only feed dry kibble as well. Brady has never had a canned meal. He does get boiled chicken mixed in and a little bit of warm water. I am not much help to you though as my dog will eat almost anything.


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Ryan:

Oh I can go on and on here!!!

I find no issue about working HOWEVER.....is have a setup that really works well for me!

First I believe in crate training 100%! When Ollie was little his crate was big enough for him to sleep while we were gone AND for a litter box which I used puppy pads in in case he needed to go (which quickly wasn't that often). I have someone come in around noon every day -MTTH&F - wednesday I work part of the day at home. You can't expect a little one to go ALL day...4 hours or so at the most. Summer may be easier to find someone - with kids out of school...etc. I have Lainey - our doggie nanny - who the boys absolutely love! We quit using the puppy pads around 6 months as Ollie never used them by then...


I have to tell you Ollie has not had a single accident since 5 months - he truly is the most potty trained dog I have ever had.

Next came Austin...he was 5 months old when we got him and was 75% trained - He is now closer to 95% We have them both in the crate and they do fine - they curl up with each other and are like velcro to one another. I still have someone come in (probably don't need to potty wise- I just think it is only fair to them) They get walked or played with for about 30-45 min everyday...

I feed them as soon as I wake up - not huge amt - hope for a morning poop and then they get the biggest meal around 6......seems to work...

Good luck!!

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MacGyver not only eats his dry food, I can use it for treats in training.

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Thanks for the help Catherine..

Beamer does not poop right after meals.
This is how he does things..

Wakes up and goes out for morning potty at 7:15am.
Eats breakfast at 7:30am
Then will not poop for quite a few hours. Maybe 3-4 hours later.
This is true with all his meals.

I usually read everyone on here saying they poop right after meals??? not Beamer......
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Sometimes I will even put shredded cheese on the kibble and stick it in the microwave for about 11 seconds, lol...and she will gobble it up. She doesn't like the broth on it, but loves the melted cheese. I don't do that all the time, only when she hasn't eaten in awhile and I have to entice her.

Or, I'll mix a little wet food in it.

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My dogs hate dry food. If i mixed canned with dry, they will either not eat it at all or they will spit the dry food out(im not kidding). It is SUCH a challenge to get them to eat. I try different toppers & helps at times.
I switched Tripp to raw a couple months ago & LOVES it (until i put Angel Eyes on it last night & he wouldnt touch it). Dreamer didnt like raw.

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I have always added a little warm water with dry kibble. For supper, I usually add a little of what ever meat we are eating. Chicken and fish mostly. He loves baked Salmon.

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