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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 09-15-2007, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys.. It has finally come down to this!

Beamers pickyness is driving me CRAZY!!!! He will not eat his kibble anymore.. I feel bad so I give in and give him chicken, cheese, rise, hotdog, burger, steak.. u name it.. he eats it..

Ok, enough is enough... I'm going to stick to my guns and offer him kibble only and see how that goes... He might not eat for a day or so, but I guess it'll be worth it in the long run..

Question, should i only offer him the food for determined amount of time and then take it away, or should i just leave the bowl out and let him eat when he wants?

Thanks!
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I had always been told that you leave down for 15 minutes, then it goes away till the next meal.

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Yes, to what Laurie said.

If you want to train him to eat the kibble, offer him the bowl twice a day and only leave it down for a short period of 10-20 minutes and then take it away and don't give in at other times of the day.

Be prepared that Beamer may refuse it for two whole days, but I bet you he will eat on the third. (If he doesn't, you may want to drizzle something into it so he doesn't go too long on a hunger strike, but I doubt he can resist that long.)
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Good Luck Ryan, I'm sure this is going to be harder on you than it is him.

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I read in the how to survive your adolescent dog. That you could still mix in something good but feed them less like half of what they should get ---until they become really eager for dinner time. That way you have no energy issues. good luck Ryan. it will take a lot of discipline and a nerve of steel on your part.




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Kimberly...3 days????????????
HAHAHAa..ok now, lets see if i can get through one meal first... lol

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This is what I did Ryan.I no longer have a "picky eater"---I can not say this will work for other havs though.......
It is difficult,kind of a tough love situation--but like Kimberly says--I bet he eats!

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Ok guys.. It has finally come down to this!

Beamers pickyness is driving me CRAZY!!!! He will not eat his kibble anymore.. I feel bad so I give in and give him chicken, cheese, rise, hotdog, burger, steak.. u name it.. he eats it..

Ok, enough is enough... I'm going to stick to my guns and offer him kibble only and see how that goes... He might not eat for a day or so, but I guess it'll be worth it in the long run..

Question, should i only offer him the food for determined amount of time and then take it away, or should i just leave the bowl out and let him eat when he wants?

Thanks!
Ryan
Ryan,

Have you tried other Kibble? Sissy went through a stage where she would eat something for a while and then refuse it. I would change but finally I found a mixture that she likes. I give her 1/2 Science Diet Adult Small Bites
and 1/2 Royal Canin Beauty #26 (she loves the RC). Finally, she has been on this for a year now.

They say to leave it down 15 - 20 minutes and then take it up - I could never do that....LOLOLOL I have something in her bowl all the time.

Good Luck to you and Beamer

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Good luckkkkkkkkkkkkk. I've tried to be strong but Smarty eats so little that giving in is so easy. I tell people she is not spoiled, she just smells that way.

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I got some kibble samples at the store today.. maybe i'll syumble onto a kibble he actually likes.. who knows... lol
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