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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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a Hav trait?

Do any other dogs do this ....

Tillie will take 2-3 peices of kibble, run to her bed (about 15 ft away from her food/water) and eat it there... then run back and get a few more... she NEVER eats AT her bowl and she is a very "light" eater, only a few peices at a time. I find it impossible to feed her at specific times because she eats like a bird! So, I give her about 1/3 of a scoop in the morning and it lasts till late afternoon when she gets another 1/3 of a scoop and her beloved greek yogurt... is this an okay way for her to eat?? "free feeding" ??

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I noticed Pixie starting to do that this week whereas the boys just shovel it all in. Pixie delicately takes a piece and trots off into the next room. Our Lhasa's did the same and i found that letting them eat separately from each other helped, i started to put pixie's bowl just at the door between rooms far enough away so the boys don't get it straight away as soon as she moves, she stays nearer her bowl when i do that. Not sure why. She is also a light eater as she is tiny, i try not to free feed but i don't think it harms too much unless get given too much throughout the day, but if you're measuring it out for the whole day it should be ok. Greek Yoghurt eewwww? lol

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Buzzy goes back and forth. I make sure his bowl is always full because of this. He is a healthy weight and isn't very food motivated, but it's kind of funny because every once in a while I find a piece of kibble in between the couch cushions or in my bed!
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Here's why free feeding is not such a good idea. Especially for pups. http://www.dogstardaily.com/blogs/wa...was-jabba-hutt

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LOL, greek yogurt is yummmmy! we give Tillie the HONEY Greek yogurt!
She too is very tiny, her breeder thinks she may be around 10 lbs when she is full grown.
So it sounds like it isn't something typical to Hav's but maybe a personality thing?
Funny thing is, she LOVES treats and goes CRAZY for them, but isn't crazy for her same ol same ol kibble! LOL
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thanks for the link Dave!
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Actually when dogs take food off somewhere to eat it, that is a form of resource guarding. Very typical but something you have to work on. I'll be back is a sec with some R.G. info. http://www.dogstardaily.com/training...valued-objects

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Sophie has very little interest in food or treats. I asked the vet about it and she said not to worry because her weight is perfect. The only treat she loves is pill pockets, which I give a tiny pinch of for training. She's on an antibiotic for intestinal bacteria, and if I wrapped her food in pill pockets, she would gobble it down! I even mix her kibble with baby food turkey or chicken and she still eats very little. But she's only been weaned for 3 weeks, so I'm hoping she will eventually eat.
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My female havanese, Dionna, does this too. As she has gotten older (she is now 11 months old and weighs 11 pounds), she is doing it less but it still happens. Our inhome trainer, who started with Dionna when she was 9 weeks old, thought it was due to Dionna coming from a bigger litter and/or her thinking food was going to be scarce. She is a bit of a picky eater, too. I have tried to incorporate numerous healthier kibbles in with her current and only now is she starting to be more open to trying.

I feed her at set times and let her finish.....some days she is incredibly slow and some days she does better. She looks a bit small to me, size wise but weight wise I know she is ok. Sometimes she looks very fragile LOL.

The temperment testing that the inhome trainer did came back that she is a more submissive dog. Her confidence is a lot better due to the training and she is a wonderful dog and I have no complaints. I find her quirks funny, actually. Like, she does not like new things sometimes and will do a low "wuf wuf wuf" as if she is alerting us to the 'new thing'.

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Wow- I had no idea. Thanks for the links! Buzzy is 7.5 and will still do anything for a treat (and is no where near overweight, and is fed high-quality food). Maybe MY baby is SPECIAL and this article doesn't pertain to him
At my parents and sisters houses, the dogs all share a bowl and that has never been an issue either. Things might have to change with a new dog coming in this weekend though.
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