In my experience, you shouldn't bribe them to eat. Dogs will regulate their diet, if they aren't hungry...Take their food away and try again the next feeding time.
This is what causes obese dogs. The constant "Oh Puppy won't eat! Let's give her left overs so she doesnt starve!" Then people force food on them...
Same thing with kids. "You have to eat ALL of your food or you can't leave the table" Well the proportions are huge for a child, and your forcing unnecessary calories on them and that is part of the reason Americans are so overweight. Its engrained in us to "finish our meal" regardless if we are full or not.
GSD are highly intelligent. They will outsmart you any day of the week. This guy, has your number...
I have 3 labs, and a few times a week, they don't eat their food. Either breakfast or dinner. They don't eat it, I'll pick it up. 90% of the time they eat, but if they don't...I wont force them to eat it.
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Last edited by CLaPorte432; 10-24-2013 at 08:40 AM.