My 5-6 yrs old Mixed Golden Retriever won’t eat canned dog food or dry dog food. Why?
Well my neighbor just gave me his female mixed golden retriever,it been raised by an asian family. she won’t eat any canned dog food (like from Pedigree) or dry dog food. But whenever I feed her orange chicken, fried/cooked meats, and any kind of meats with fat, she ate whole. Do I have to starve her until she’s agreed to eat these “American” dog food? Or is there another way? Also my 2nd question is, she won’t listen to me when I train her, i fed her each pieces of bacon after I said “sit” and she does that. But when I normally said it, she would ignore and walk around the house. Can this be related to the food she ate so she doesn’t listen to my command?
She can eat dry dog food now, but she’s only smell the canned dog food ones and never care to have a lick.
Feeding a dog greasy and/or fried foods can lead to an early death. Stop giving the dog bacon, fried chicken, etc. Please. Dry dog food is good. If you insist upon her eating canned food, you may want to try reducing the amount of dry food you feed her by a little more each day and adding a little more canned food each day until gradually she is eating canned food only…or at least some of it. Don’t be surprised if he refuses to eat the canned food for several days or more.
Pretend the dog has never had any training. Start over. Be gentle. Encourage the “right” behavior and ignore the “wrong” behavior. Use clicker training. The dog will catch on quickly. The size of training treats you should be using for a dog that big would be about the size of a small pea.
Here are two great places to visit: http://www.clickertraining.com and http://www.clickandtreat.com
The second one I listed has some very good do-it-yourself DVDs that cover a wide variety of training and how to clicker train out bad behaviors. The first one also has some good DVDs and some free videos you can watch.
Dog won’t eat dry food?
my dog will not eat her dry food at all.
we tried switching brands and mixing the new with the old and she still won’t eat it.
we tried mixing the old food with treats and/or chicken and she would only eat the treats and/or chicken.
we haven’t tried wet food and we prefer not to feed her that.
she is not sick because we recently just brought her to the vet for a check up and all.
How long have you been leaving the food out??
First: dogs will NOT starve themselves to death!!
Next, the reason she won’t eat her dry food is that she doesn’t have to! Most dogs prefer people food or wet food, but neither one is needed. The people food is not balanced and the wet food is not good for their teeth… And dental problems in dogs are one of the most severe problems that American dogs face!
The reason she won’t eat her dry food is that she has trained YOU to give her better options!
Put her dry food out, give her 15 minutes, then remove the dish… Bring it out again at the second feeding time for the day and do the same.
It may take even a couple of days… But she will start eating. And unless your dog is dangerously under weight, she will not be harmed at all by waiting until she realizes that it is dry food or no food at all!! Trust me, i have never, ever heard of anyone having a dog choosing starvation!
(most dogs actually are overweight)
My dog won’t eat store-bought dry food, but he’ll eat organic home-made food?
So, eversince a week ago or so, he hasn’t even touched his dog food unless I put milk or something in it. It really hasn’t been worrying me until I noticed that he was kind of constipated.. so I fed him organic home-made food this morning and he ate all of it. Should I switch to home-made food? or should I just feed him more fiber?
I have been cooking for my Boston Terrier for about 2 years now. My rough recipe is 1/3 each protein, veg and carb. I vary the carb and veg but mostly use chicken for the protein. Today I cooked up 3 pounds of ground chicken in about 6 cups of water. I stirred the water in to the raw chicken so it looked like like a slurry. It cooks up in small pieces that way. I put the cooked meat in 3 equal portions and saved the broth. I cooked rice in some of the broth and this is meal one because she has been having a little upset tummy. Meal 2 is sweet potatoes and green beans. Meal 3 is potatoes and carrots and I made a light gravy with a little cornstarch and water added to the left over broth and put some on both. You can use a little garlic if you would like. Koi gets bad gas from it so she doesn’t get garlic. But she does get parsley and some times I make her doggy spaghetti with tomato sauce and pasta and basil. She weighs 20lbs and in the summer she gets 2 cups a day split in half. In the winter I give her a bit less because she is less active. I also give her a dog vitamin 3 times a week. And if I don’t cook chicken with bones I add 2 teaspoons of ground up egg shell to each batch of food. Never feed cooked bones but if it is cooked on the bone the calcium leaches out of the bones.
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