My dog is so picky with treats and food what should i do im scared…

My dog is so picky with treats and food what should i do im scared that she will not eat at night

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

Have to agree with this — a picky eater is not a hungry dog.  As long as your dog does not have a disease or special condition then you should offer a meal (one meal per day is all that is needed for a dog over 1 year old) and pick it up after 10 mins. as advised below.  I have been fostering dogs for 5 years now and every dog that comes into my home as a picky eater is chowing down what ever I choose to feed them within 2 weeks.  Last night I had 5 dogs sitting… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

i use the 10 minute rule for picky dogs: put food down, pick it up 10 minutes after they walk away from it.  eventually they learn to eat when food is put down, and they learn to eat what i give them.

besides, no healthy dog will starve itself due to pickiness.

i don’t add enticements, either – i have learned this helps cause further pickiness.  just give them their food, plain, in meals, until they learn to eat on your schedule.

Amlee Roundfield
5 years ago

I’ve learned healthy dogs will eat when they want. I’ve encouraged with meaty broths, tasty fruits, veggies, etc.