Do You Have a Finicky Eater Dog? - What You Should Do
"Let's take a look at what you can do to stop this type of behavior. First thing is, if you can manage it don't even let it get started. If it happens there are things you can do to stop it.The basic rule of thumb is if your dog is hungry enough, they will eat no matter what is in the bowl. You just have to make up your mind to wait him out. Have patience and ye shall be rewarded. Don't hover, plead, cajole, hand feed him out of the bowl, add anything to it or change the food.
Just leave it in the bowl and wait!!
Note: the exception to this rule is when a dog who normally has good eating habits doesn't eat, then look for medical reasons.
This isn't to say that over time you can't decide to change his food, as many dog owners will do that so their dog has a variety in their diet. Makes sense when you think about it, because who in their right mind would want to eat the same meal twice a day for X number of years? If you wouldn't want to do that, then neither would your dog.
This is the point to mention that you will likely want to feed your dog high end holistic commercial food and/or a homemade (BARF or raw) diet. If you want your dog to eatwith gusto, these foods will guarantee that happens.
So when you do decide to switch (commercial foods) then you will still have the same high quality you have come to appreciate. The results of feeding this type of diet will show clearly in your dog's good health, coat, attitude and energy levels.
If on the other hand you are just switching to see what your dog likes and trying to give him choices, then you may be creating a monster. Your pet will only demand as much variety as he's come to expect. If he expects lots of variety, he may just become finicky. And perhaps he already has, or you would not be reading this book thinking ""Holy cow - that's Farley to a T!"""