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I do with my puppy the same thing I did with my children, here is the food. Eat it if you are hungry but you aren't getting anything else until its gone..... ok with the human babies they only had to eat 3 bites of something before the could tell me they didnt like it. I had a problem with Kipper not eating his puppy food about a month ago (I feed him Innova). He would go to his cage (where he is fed) sniff it and then go to my bigger dogs bowl to eat her food (sadly she eat's Kibble's and Bits- I know I can't get DH to switch her over to a better food). A couple of weeks ago I decided to switch Kipper over to adult food (he is over 11 mts old now) and that made a world of difference. Instead of going and taking his food (piece by piece) and rubbing the "taste" off on is bed before he ate it he now eats heartily (well he still tries to go and eat Sadies food but I think that is more of a dominance thing that they are working out). It just takes patience and knowing that the dog will not starve itself- they will eat if they are hungry.
Shelly Mom to Iliana, Michael and furbabies: Kipper (Hav), Sadie and Cleo