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Puppy won't eat from bowl

Hi, we brought Samoa home a week ago and she refuses to eat from her bowl even though she will drink from the same exact bowl style...both are metal. We have tried a paper plate and paper bowl, but no luck. Typically she only eats from the floor, but now this morning she barely ate anything from even the floor! She is in an ex pen and often barks from there during this time, not sure why.
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I am not sure about the bowl, but my recent puppy would not eat unless someone was in the room with him - and I had to sometimes shake the bowl a few times during his meal to get his attention.

Also, my Lexi does not like bowls with sides because her tags click on the bowl and it freaks her out. Could that be the issue?

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No tags yet plus using paper bowl and tried paper plate. I got into the pen and brought some food to her and the little diva ate some, not a lot. What is odd is now she does not seem interested in even eating off the floor. She is still peeing and pooping fine so she must be getting enough food, right? She is only 11 weeks o,d, so not sure what to be worried about vs not. :-)
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Our first Hav,Dizzie always wanted me close by when he ate,he was not a big eater until we brought our second Hav,Nellie home.It is normal for some Havs to be faddy eaters.

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I thought Ozzie was the only one! He started eating out of a bowl but then all of a sudden wouldn't. It happened in the late fall when it was cold and rainy and a mouse had gotten into the house. I think he might have seen it eating out of his bowl and it scared him. He drinks his water out of a bowl just fine. Now he eats his breakfast out of his kong and his dinner off a little china saucer. I know some people will say I should have just forced him to eat out of a bowl but we eat off plates so he can too!

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One kibble at a time.

Bandit will eat partially from the bowl then will bring each piece of kibble out and sit on the rug and eat it individually - then go back for another. It seems to be more an issue of not wanting to miss any action as the feeding area is a little out of the way (as is most I would guess). Quirky but I figure just part of the personality. As long as they are eating and not causing any damage or major issues its fine by me. After all, I am being trained as well.
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My brother's dog actually carries his bowel into the living room where everyone else is sitting. LOL, it truely is a site to see. I thought my brother was joking with me until I saw it for myself.
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I thought Ozzie was the only one! He started eating out of a bowl but then all of a sudden wouldn't. It happened in the late fall when it was cold and rainy and a mouse had gotten into the house. I think he might have seen it eating out of his bowl and it scared him. He drinks his water out of a bowl just fine. Now he eats his breakfast out of his kong and his dinner off a little china saucer. I know some people will say I should have just forced him to eat out of a bowl but we eat off plates so he can too!
I don't think there is ANY problem with going with the preferred container for feeding a dog. (Kodi doesn't care what he eats out of, so he has stainless steel "dog bowls"... our cat, OTOH, eats out of antique china! ) I DO think there's a problem with letting a dog get used to only eating out of your hand. I, personally, would also have a problem with a dog wanting to eat off the floor all the time... it's hard to keep that adequately cleaned.


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My brother's dog actually carries his bowel into the living room where everyone else is sitting. LOL, it truely is a site to see. I thought my brother was joking with me until I saw it for myself.
That's pretty funny! That would be worth it just for the entertainment value!!!


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Brody pretty much eats every meal from a puzzle toy. He'd probably be trying to figure out what the "trick" was to a regular bowl! ha ha

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