Dog Training, Feeding & Care : How to Get a Picky Dog to Eat

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Getting a picky dog to eat their food can involve treating the food as treats, getting the dog to do tricks for each piece or mixing in desirable treats with their …



  1. Javier Palma September 4, 2010 at 3:52 am - Reply

    this wont work on mines either he only takes the treat. like im pretty woried bout my german sheaperd because he wont eat hes normal dry food unless hes really hungry. today i bought a can of some pedegri meat one nd mixed it in with hes food but i think tommorrow he'll want the same..

  2. Joe George December 26, 2010 at 6:55 am - Reply

    @coCHINO691 Hi I have a german shepherd and also have the same problem. I got mine a couple of days ago from the humane society , and he's 11 months , in perfect health. He wont eat. I've tried mixing in canned food, he went for that at first but didnt eat that much. I dont know what to do. Did you solve your problem. Please help I love this guy so much and just want him to eat something.

  3. Joe George June 5, 2011 at 12:46 am - Reply

    @tenkaichi2master23 i dont have my dog anymore sadly, but i've learned from many gs owners that they can be very stubborn and not eat. Did you get a puppy or an older dog. if its an older dog, its probably just used to another type of food. my friend has one and sometimes it just wont eat for days. as long as you keep the water bowl filled they're as happy as can be. if its a puppy you should try some soft food at first because their teeth aren't matured. If this doesn't work.. (cont)

  4. Joe George June 5, 2011 at 12:48 am - Reply

    @tenkaichi2master23 u should take him or her to a vet to make sure something isn't wrong. It also might help sometimes to just go to the pet store and let them sniff around for food they like. Let me know how it goes good luck

  5. Joe George June 5, 2011 at 12:49 am - Reply

    @tenkaichi2master23 o and dont fill your dog with treats, get them used to regular food

  6. itsmegp46 May 20, 2013 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Here is my strategy and it works almost every time. This is all assuming the dog is healthy and is just a picky eater. Put down some food you know your dog has eaten before at his regular meal time. Leave it for 15 minutes. At the end of that time, pick it up unless of course he's eating. Don't give him another morsel, nothing, no treats, no people food. Wait until his next meal time. Put his food down, wait another 15 minutes. On average my dogs would chow down after the 3rd missed meal.

  7. Chris Phillips August 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Hey Joe, Did you ever figure out what to do to get your dog to eat? I just rescued a dog from the shelter 3 weeks ago and still having issues getting him to eat. he had been at the shelter 1 1/2 years and they just mix all the dry food that's donated to them together and feed the dogs.

  8. TennaLioness Criss July 2, 2015 at 8:54 am - Reply

    What ??? How ??? YOU SAVED MY DOG'S LIFE !!! You earned a big sub from me , it was almost impossible for me to make my dog eat its dry food and wet food , I did what you said and finally my dog ate today !!! I guess it will work more , thank you for now !!!!!! OMG OMG …

  9. Vadym Klimovich November 9, 2017 at 7:11 am - Reply

    I bought instruction from WooPep website and I learned about diet much more.

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