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We just got Cocoa 3 days ago. The first day she was eating out of her bowl and doing just fine. Yesterday she wouldn't eat very much. Now she will only eat if we feed her from our hand. I'm worried she'll get in a habit of only eating out of our hand. I want her to learn to eat out of her bowl. Any suggestions?

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I wouldn't worry. Some books even advocate hand feeding for several months for the bonding. We did it a lot the first week and sometimes our pup wouldn't eat without it. She missed a few meals entirely because she was just too interested in other things. We've had her over a month now and she happily goes to town on her meals straight from the bowl with no hesitation. She's less distracted in general now that she's older. We're going to start feeding more from food toys because she eats so fast.


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Sofie was exactly the same way...for weeks. We just fed her some by hand and let her eat the rest from the bowl. Sometimes it would take up yo an hour, because she was interested in other things and eating. She would stop and go to investigate this or that. She occasionally is pokey eating in the morning still, but never in the evening. I wouldn't
T fret too much. She will out grow this.

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I wouldn't worry. Some books even advocate hand feeding for several months for the bonding. We did it a lot the first week and sometimes our pup wouldn't eat without it. She missed a few meals entirely because she was just too interested in other things. We've had her over a month now and she happily goes to town on her meals straight from the bowl with no hesitation. She's less distracted in general now that she's older. We're going to start feeding more from food toys because she eats so fast.


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right on. Many benefits to hand feeding, especially young pups. Here;s an article. Do as much by hand as you can. To avoid the dependency on hand feeding treat the same as a finicky eater. Put in bowl for ten mins. ,if they don't eat, pick it up .and feed with next meal time. http://www.diamondsintheruff.com/foods&feeding.html

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I hand fed Sammi for a bit until I realized the bowl was too deep for her. I bought a shallow dish and she ate from it just fine. One day she started carrying it around and playing with it which was my cue she was ready for her big girl bowl.


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Piper did this exact thing! She ate like a champ her first day or two home and then seemed to lose her appetite for a couple days. She will go off food if her tummy is upset too, which happens often for her. She will eat less on really hot days too.

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I had to put a homemade extra treat in the sisters food. I cooked chicken breasts in water and saved the broth. I shredded it up and put small amounts in ice cube trays. I then added broth to the top. Each meal I defrosted a cube and added to the dry food. I would say the chicken was only about 3/4 of the cube. The juice was warm and they liked that. I stopped when they were about a year old. Every once in awhile I mix with canned if they seem like they aren't eating.

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Leo, 20 weeks now, is a sporadic eater. About half the time he eats pretty good and the other half not so much. He tends to want to eat later in the morning rather than early like the other dogs. He is growing and seems healthy so I've decided not to worry about whether he eats a particular meal or not.


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