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Eat or Don’t Eat

Do you have a dog that “won’t eat,” or that you’re free-feeding, and would now like to get on a meal-time schedule? Too often, we end up teaching our dogs not to eat when presented with food. They wait for better food or scraps to be added in, or they know they’ll get treats later if they don’t eat. In other words, they’ve trained you well! Because dogs eat by scent and not taste, dry kibble by itself often does not have enough aroma to tell them its edible. I recommend a small amount of canned food with plenty of warm water stirred into the kibble, so it looks like a stew or porridge. I start with a quarter or half ration of kibble with warm water and canned food. Put down the bowl of food.

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