Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
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It sounds like you have a typical picky-eater Havanese. I've been there, done that my Bugys used to be soooo picky. What had to happen eventually is I had to decided how we were going to play this game. He turned up his nose on all kibble after one or two times. To be perfectly honest he turned his nose on any kibble unless it had human food added to it, wouldn't touch the canned either. Bugsy is now on the following regiment: morning he gets about 1/8 cup of kibble with 2 to 3 ounces of homecooked, at night he gets raw. It works great for us. The only reason he still gets a tiny bit of kibble is because the big guys get 50% kibble 50% home cooked in the morning. That way everyone is eating similar things. If I only had one or two Havs, I wouldn't bother with kibble.
But, if cooking for you fluff or feeding raw doesn't appeal to you, then you just need to put your foot down. Decide on what kibble you want your baby to eat and put it out at breakfast time. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes after which time pick up the bowl of food, regardless of how much she has eaten, even if it's none at all. Don't offer any food, snacks or treats until dinner time, then offer the food again at dinner. Leave it down for only 15 to 20 minutes and pick it up after that. Don't worry if your baby doesn't eat for a day, as long as she is healthy she will eat. I know some members' dogs have gone a day and a half to two days without food, but ate afterwards.
Best of luck.